The Resource Room

In the Resource Room, a trained library professional is on hand to help you fulfill your information needs. As well as one-to-one assistance, internet access is available for health research, and we can provide you with materials on topics such as cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, end-of-life care, nutrition, clinical trials, support, caregiving, alternative and complementary therapies, emotional health and wellbeing, and family care issues. You can also find out more about the cancer services offered at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Find out what we've added most recently to the library.

The Resource Room offers:

  • Computers with access to online resources and credible health websites.
  • Consumer health books, magazines, brochures and newsletters.
  • Interactive computer programs and CD-ROMs on specific types of cancers.
  • Health education DVDs.
  • Medical reference books.
  • CancerHelp™, a touch screen computer program linked to the National Cancer Institute.
  • Spanish language material.
  • Children's books.
  • Portable DVD players and recreational DVDs.
  • Nook and Kindle devices for e-books, magazines and internet.
  • Playaway devices and CDs for relaxation.
  • iPods for videos, music and meditation.
  • iPads for games, movies, music and internet.


Latest Additions to the Library


Breast Cancer Smoothies (2016) by Daniella Chace.  This book breaks down the complex topic of oncology nutrition and the specific dietary needs breast cancer creates, into simple recommendations for making delicious smoothies that support healing and a healthy lifestyle.

The Breast Cancer Survival Manual (2017) by John Link.  The sixth edition provides essential updates on treatment and care.

Cancer, What You Need to Know (2017) by Stephen Rosenberg.  This book identifies the 10 common mistakes patients and families make and how to overcome them.

Cuddle Bear (2012) by Claire Freedman.  This children's book is all about cuddles, hugs, and snuggles.

89 Prostate Cancer Juice and Meal Recipes (2017) by Joe Correa.  Tasty fruits and vegetables are the basis of the juice and meal recipes in this book.

The Lahey Clinic Guide to Cooking Through Cancer (2012).  Designed to address the most common symptoms of someone undergoing treatment.

Lung Cancer : From Diagnosis to Treatment (2018) by Walter Scott.  Includes topics such as: symptoms of lung cancer, diagnostic tests, types and stages of lung cancer, surgical procedures, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, coping with "smoker's guilt" and more.

Medikidz Explain Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (2017).  This series of books explores complex medical issues in a language and visual style that is attractive and accessible to tweens and teens.

Navigating Lung Cancer : 360 Degrees of Hope (2018) by Bonnie Addario.  A comprehensive guidebook for surviving lung cancer.  Also available in Spanish and Chinese.

Together We Will Win (2010) by Karen McWhirt.  A powerful story of a young man's battle with testicular cancer.

Unlikely Friendships : 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom (2011) by Jennifer Holland.  The most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.

When You Lose Someone You Love (2003) by Susan Squellati Florence.  This gentle book talks about the feelings of sadness and gives support and strength through time of grief.


May 2018



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