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The Learning Room

Classes and Support Groups 

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provides access to classes and support groups for patients, families, and friends. Many of these events take place in the Learning Room, which is on the second floor of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Use these links to view more information:



Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patient Orientation

A free audio slide show for patients and their families. This program will help:

  • Orient you to the clinic, members of your health care team, and the process
  • Prepare you for your treatments
  • Identify resources available for you.


View the audio slideshow

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Adult Treatment Patient Orientation

A free class for patients and their families who are about to begin cancer treatment at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The treatment orientation class will help you to:

  • Prepare for your first treatment
  • Learn all about the Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Meet your healthcare team
  • Get a handle on cancer resources available to you
  • Get answers to your questions

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person meetings are temporarily canceled.  Please view the videos for the class below.



View the Treatment Patient Orientation


View a Tour of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey for Patients Receiving Treatment

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Bone Marrow Transplant Orientation

A free class for Cancer Institute of New Jersey's patients and their families. The orientation class will help you to:

  • Learn about your bone marrow transplant
  • Get tips to help you through treatment
  • Meet your healthcare team
  • Get answers to your questions

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

For information and to register for a class, please contact Alicia Rivera at 732-235-8093.

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Radiation Oncology Patient Orientation

A free audio slide show for patients and their families. This program will help:

  • Orient you to radiation, members of your healthcare team and the process
  • Prepare you for your treatments
  • Identify resources available for you


To view the Radiation Oncology Patient Orientation

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Gastrointestinal Surgical Patient Orientation

A free audio slide show for patients and their families. This program will help:

  • Orient you to the surgical process and members of your healthcare team
  • Prepare you for your surgery
  • Teach you tips to help recover after surgery
  • Get a handle on resources available for you


View the Gastrointestinal Surgery Patient Orientation

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