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Available eBooks and Audiobooks

Our eBooks and audiobooks are available to patients, family of patients, and staff at Rutgers Cancer Insitute of New Jersey. To download content from our online library, you will need to obtain a username and password from the Resource and Learning Center. Instructions on how to do this, as well as how to download eBooks and audiobooks to your computer, are available from the How to Begin Using the eBook Collection webpage.

For books about specific information, click on a topic from the list below.


The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (2010). Written by a cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us.

Everybody's Got Something: A Memoir by Robin Roberts (2014). An inspirational memoir by the beloved host of Good Morning America.

Faith, Hope & Healing : Inspiring Lessons Learned From People Living with Cancer by Bernie Siegel (2013). Faith, Hope and Healing presents remarkable stories of what happened to patients who followed Dr. Siegel's advice.

Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting: A Memoir by Meredith Norton (2008). Neither too serious nor too saccharine, Meredith Norton displays the razor-sharp wit of a masterful humorist as she chronicles every step of her experience.

Quit: Read This Book and Stop Smoking by Charles F. Wetherall (2014). The author, a former pack-a-day smoker for 20 years, presents a succinct program to help people kick the habit.

Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman (2013). One of America's most beloved writers shares suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.

The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze (2011). In this memoir, Patrick Swayze talks about his heroic fight as well as his legendary career in Hollywood.

You Can Conquer Cancer: A New Way of Living by Ian Gawler (2015). The updated fourth edition of the international, perennial bestseller.


Cancer Information

100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer by Lillie Shockney and Gary R. Shapiro (2012).

100 Questions & Answers About Biliary Cancer by Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa and Eileen M. O'Reilly (2015).

100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer Sensuality, Sexuality, and Intimacy by Michael L. Krychman, Susan Kellogg Spadt and Sandra Finestone (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects by Joanne Frankel Kelvin and Leslie B. Tyson (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends With Cancer by Susannah Rose and Richard Hara (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Kidney Cancer by Steven C. Campbell, Brian R. Lane, Stephanie Chisolm, Brian I. Rini and Robert G. Uzzo (2016).

100 Questions & Answers About Leukemia by Edward D. Ball and Alex Kagan (2013).

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies by American Cancer Society (2009).

Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know - Now by American Cancer Society (2012).

Cancer Caregiving A to Z: An At-Home Guide for Patients and Families by American Cancer Society (2008).

Cancer Clinical Trials: A Commonsense Guide to Experimental Cancer Therapies and Clinical Trials by Tomasz M. Beer and Larry W. Axmaker (2012).

Cancer in Our Family: Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness by Sue P. Heiney and Joan F. Hermann (2013).

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers by Richard C. Frank (2013).

Husband's Guide to Breast Cancer: A Complete & Concise Plan for Every Stage by Todd Outcalt (2013).

Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment by Walter Scott (2012).

Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know - Now by American Cancer Society (2013).

Melanoma Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know - Now by American Cancer Society (2012).

Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients: A Guide to Men and Their Families by Mark A. Moyad (2012).

Reclaiming Sex & Intimacy After Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Men and Their Partners by Jeffrey Albaugh (2012).

Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis: The Cancer Support Community Handbook by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mehmet Öz and Mitch Golant (2012).

Survivorship: Living Well During and After Cancer by Barrie Cassileth (2014).

Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer: Get the Treatment that is Right for You by Gerald W. Chodak (2013).


General Health Information

100 Questions & Answers About Depression by Ava T. Albrecht and Charles R. Herrick (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Diabetes by Michael Bryer-Ash (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Infertility by John D. Gordon and Michael DiMattina (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Lymphedema by Saskia R. J. Thiadens, Paula J. Stewart and Nicole L. Stout (2010).

100 Questions & Answers About Managing Your Cholesterol by Anne C. Goldberg and Vera A. Bittner (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Men's Health: Keeping You Happy & Healthy Below the Belt by Pamela Ellsworth (2011).

100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia by Ivy M. Alexander and Karla A. Knight (2011).

Quit Smoking for Life: A Simple, Proven 5-Step Plan by Suzanne Schlosberg (2013).



American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Survivors by American Cancer Society (2010).

The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook by Steven Petusevsky (2013).

Better Homes & Gardens 365 Vegetarian Meals by Better Homes & Gardens (2012).

The Everything Cancer-Fighting Cookbook by Carolyn F. Katzin (2011).

The Everything Juicing Book: All You Need to Create Delicious Juices for Optimum Health! by Carole Jacobs (2010).

The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard (2010).

Gluten-Free, Hassle Free: A Simple, Sane, Dietician-Approved Program for Eating Your Way Back to Health by Marlisa Brown (2013).

Simply Smoothies: Fresh & Fast Diabetes-Friendly Snacks & Complete Meals by Linda Gassenheimer (2014).

The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook by Robyn Webb (2013).

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope by Jeanne Besser (2009).

The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Nutritional Approach to Preventing Recurrence by Edward Bauman, Donald I. Abrams and Helayne Waldman (2012).


Hope, Healing and Wellness

50 Days of Hope: Daily Inspiration for Your Journey Through Cancer by Lynn Eib (2012).

Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do by Greg Anderson (2011).

Picture Your Life after Cancer by American Cancer Society (2012).

Stress Free in Three Minutes by Violeta Zuggo and Jutka Zuggo (2013).

The Survivor's Mindset: Kick-Start Your Health with the Power of Your Mind and Body by Bernadette Bohan (2012).

Yoga and Breast Cancer: A Journey to Health and Healing by Ingrid Kollack and Isabell Utz-Billing (2011).



Bright Lights and Fairy Dust: Matters of Life and Death by Chris Page (2011).

Cancer on Five Dollars a Day (Chemo Not Included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life by Robert Schimmel (2008).

Eat Ice Cream for Supper: A Story of My Life with Cancer, A Guide for Your Journey by Kathy Manning Gronau (2014).

Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey by Diana Raab (2010).

Love for Now by Anthony Wilson (2012).

What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong: A Memoir by Stewart Francke (2013).


Young Adult

And Still They Bloom: A Family's Journey of Loss and Healing by Amy Rovere and Joel Spector (2012).

Cancer: We Beat You by Andrew Hubbert (2014).

Daydreams & Diaries by Taylor Black and Tim Black (2011).



Mom and the Polka-dot Boo-boo: A Gentle Story Explaining Breast Cancer to a Young Child by Eileen Sutherland and Maggie Sutherland (2007).

Nana, What's Cancer? by Beverlye Hyman Fead, Shennen Bersani and Tessa Mae Hamermesh (2010).

Our Dad Is Getting Better by Alex Silver, Anna Rose Silver and Emily Silver (2007).

Our Mom Has Cancer by Abigail Ackermann and Adrienne Ackermann (2012).

Our Mom Is Getting Better by Alex Silver, Anna Rose Silver and Emily Silver (2007).


November 9, 2015