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The impact of comprehensive, compassionate care and the hope of cutting-edge cancer research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey can be conveyed in numerous ways by numerous people – doctors, nurses, scientists – but the best champions to share these incredible stories of courage, survival and determination are the patients themselves. We invite you to learn more about their inspirational journeys.


Inside A New Melanoma Immunotherapy Trial
A virus associated with the common cold might not be what one thinks of when treating melanoma. At Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, an immunotherapy clinical trial using this approach is helping Nick Vojnyk enjoy life once again. 

Robot to the Rescue
Low-tech screening for cervical cancer coupled with high-tech treatment has Luisa Manriquez-Fernandez back to taking care of her busy family, thanks to a dedicated team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Combatting Cancer on Many Fronts
Treating stage 4 cancer is challenging, often requiring multiple modalities. For Christine Hearn, it meant finding a care team with expertise in all of them. She found that care at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Munson's Story
More than 20 years ago Munson McLeod underwent a successful stem cell transplant to conquer his non-Hodgkin lymphoma by a caring, dedicated team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He and his family reflect on their journey.


A Breast Cancer Warrior
Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2014, Kriss Fierro went into ‘warrior’ mode to fight it. By her side were her family, friends and a devoted healthcare team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in conjunction with RWJBarnabas Health. As you’ll hear in Kriss’story, she couldn’t have beat back her disease without them – all of them.

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