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Transitioning Back to a Robust Clinical Operation

Your cancer care is too important to wait.

Our cancer center, our community, and our state have worked together to implement safeguards to protect your health and safety during this unprecedented time. We cannot relax our efforts yet, but we can begin to provide more robust clinical operations knowing those efforts are strong. As things continue to stabilize and the risks of COVID-19 become better understood, it is important for all of us to transition back to the highest level of cancer care that you have come to expect.

Creating a Safe Environment for our Patients and Staff

Group of Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses wearing masks
  • Screening all patients and clinical employees with non-contact infrared thermometers.  
  • Testing patients for the virus who are starting chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or undergoing any oncologic surgical procedure.
  • Following strict social and physical distancing measures - spacing chairs at least six feet apart in our waiting areas and infusion areas, and minimizing time in waiting areas.
  • Extending cancer center hours to help facilitate social distancing. 
  • Prohibiting visitors with the exception of patients unable to consent to treatment on their own.  
  • Enhancing our rigorous cleaning and disinfecting practices, concentrating on frequently touched surfaces, exam rooms and terminals.
  • Mandating a mask or face covering for all patients, visitors and clinical employees while in our facility, in accordance with CDC recommendations.  
  • Instituting extra precautions in our operating and recovery rooms and testing all patients, surgeons and other staff involved in your surgical care for the coronavirus prior to your procedure.  

Scheduling an Appointment 

With the above assurances, we hope you won’t delay making an appointment for your essential care.