Why Support Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey?
YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS
We live in a state that ranks among the worst in the nation for cancer incidence rates. With over 100,000 patient visits annually, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey meets a critical need.
ONLY RESEARCH CURES CANCER
Our world-class scientists and physicians make cancer discoveries that have changed and will continue to change our understanding of cancer. Unlike hospitals and other cancer care providers in the state, we conduct innovative research to improve early detection, prevention, treatment, and to identify links between environmental and genetic factors and the incidence of cancer.
LIVES DEPEND ON IT
As one of only 41 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only one in New Jersey, we can provide patients with access to the most advanced cancer therapies available.
EXTRAORDINARY CARE IS THE KEY
Patients interact regularly with their multidisciplinary team of specialists and become true partners in their cancer care. Team members, who may include radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, scientists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and nutritionists, join with a common goal of addressing all of the patient's needs in a caring environment.
CANCER DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE—NEITHER DO WE
We provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The Cancer Institute cares for a significant share of uninsured or underinsured patients who now have a place to go for the most advanced cancer treatment available.
CANCER DOESN'T TRAVEL WELL
We have one of the nation's strongest and largest statewide network of hospitals and physicians. We help 15 hospitals across the state to offer their patients access to the latest cancer therapies available. Together, we offer the citizens of New Jersey the tremendous benefits of outstanding and pioneering cancer care.
EDUCATION AND PREVENTION SAVES LIVES
We provide professional and lay education, genetic risk assessment and counseling and community outreach on cancer prevention, early detection, and research activities.
THE NEXT GENERATION
We are a place where students and young physicians are trained alongside world-class scientists and physicians who discover, develop, and deliver new cancer treatments to our patients.
YOU PROVIDE RELIEF
Cancer devastates all patients and their families and can easily create hardships among the strongest and most economically secure families. For some Cancer Institute of New Jersey patients, these hardships, if ignored, will prevent them from getting the treatment they require. The Patient Relief Fund, consisting totally of philanthropic dollars, helps to meet the urgent needs of patients in economic crisis.