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The Resource Room

In the Resource Room, a library professional is available to help you fulfill your information needs.  We can provide you with materials on topics such as cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, end-of-life care, nutrition, clinical trials, support, caregiving, alternative and complementary therapies, emotional health and wellbeing, and family care issues. You can also find out more about the cancer services offered at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  As well as one-to-one assistance, internet access is available for health research. 

Find out what we've added most recently to the library.

The Resource Room offers:

  • Computers with access to online resources and credible health websites.
  • Consumer health books, magazines, brochures and newsletters.
  • Interactive computer programs and CD-ROMs on specific types of cancers.
  • Health education DVDs.
  • Medical reference books.
  • CancerHelp™, a touch screen computer program linked to the National Cancer Institute.
  • Spanish language material.
  • Children's books.
  • Portable DVD players and recreational DVDs.
  • Nook and Kindle devices for e-books, magazines and internet.
  • Playaway devices and CDs for relaxation.
  • iPods for videos, music and meditation.
  • iPads for games, movies, music and internet.


Latest Additions to the Library


Blood and marrow transplant journey : ordinary people with extrordinary stories (2018) by Be the Match.  A collection of essays, poetry, and artwork that captures the depth of the BMT experience.

Bones in focus (2016) by Amgen.  A conversational guide to bone health for patients with bone metastases from solid tumors.

Breast : the owner’s manual : every woman’s guide to reducing cancer risk, making treatment choices, and optimizing outcomes (2018) by Kristi Funk.  A book which provides guidelines on how to improve your breast health and make informed medical choices during and after treatment.

Cancers of the head and neck : from diagnosis to treatment (2019) by William M. Lydiatt et al.  This book answers many questions regarding cancer symptoms, early detection, therapies and other related topics.

Caregiver resource guide : caring for a loved one with cancer (2019) by the American Cancer Society.  A guide for family members/caregivers to learn how to better care for and understand their loved one with cancer. 

Comer para sanar [Eat to heal] (2019) by Dr. William W. Li.  This book provides information about how diet can help or prevent disease.  Spanish language.

El libro del Cancer de mama [The book of breast cancer] (2019) by Gerardo Castorena Roji.  A book that tells you all you need to know about breast cancer.  Spanish language.

The how not to die cookbook (2017) by Michael Greger, M.D.  Rooted in the latest nutrition science, these easy-to-follow, nicely photographed recipes will appeal to anyone looking to live a longer, healthier life.

It isn’t the ugly forever: a to-do list for fighting cancer (2018) by Stacey A. Peterson.  This book includes the author’s personal account and journey and gives directions on how to move through cancer with purpose and drive.

Know your enemy: A guidebook for your cancer journey (2016) by Frank Antonicelli.  An all-in-one cancer survival guide and journey written with the perspective of time and healing. 

The little book of energy healing techniques : simple practices to heal body, mind and spirit (2019) by Karen Frazier.  This book provides an introduction to foundational energy healing traditions.

Navigating pancreatic cancer : a guide for patients and caregivers (2019) by the Lustgarten Foundation.  A valuable resource and roadmap for patients faced with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

100 questions and answers about liver cancer (2020) by Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa and al.  A book that presents both a patient’s and a doctor’s view on liver cancer.  It offers a comprehensive discussion on what to expect post-diagnosis as well as a patient’s account on the disease. Updated Edition.

X-out cancer with exercise : exercise handbook for cancer prevention and recovery  (2019) by Mandy Robertson MD.  Written for cancer survivors and those wishing to prevent cancer by using exercise.

Who hijacked my fairy tale? (2009) by Kelly Swanson.  The author takes you on a hilarious and heartwarming journey through her life to help you find your way back to a happily ever after.

Yogalosophy : 28 days to the ultimate mind-body makeover (2013) by Mandy Ingber.  An easy to follow handbook provides a comprehensive program of effective workouts, eating guidelines, recipes and more.


February 2020