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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 the 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.  When available, click on the title's link to learn more about each book.

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.
  • Spanish language material.
  • Children's books.
  • Portable DVD players and recreational DVDs.
  • Playaway devices and CDs for relaxation.
  • iPads for games, movies, music and internet.


Latest Additions to the Library


The aftergrief : finding your way along the long arc of loss (2020) by Hope Edelman.  This book provides profound advice for reassessing loss and adjusting the stories we tell ourselves about its impact on our identities.

The big ordeal : understanding and managing the psychological turmoil of cancer (2021) by Cynthia Hayes.  Written in collaboration with a psychologist and two oncologists,  the book tackles the emotional side to help newly diagnosed patients and their loved ones anticipate, understand, and deal with the psychological turmoil ahead.

Brain tumor guide for the newly diagnosed (2019) by Al Musella.  Updated edition.  You will find the online version of the book by clicking on the title link.

Breath : the new science of a lost art (2020) by James Nestor.  Journalist James Nestor travels the world to explore the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices.

The complete renal diet cookbook : stage-by-stage nutrional guidelines, meal plans, and recipes (2021) by Emily Campbell.  Provides guidance for eating with chronic kidney disease.

The easy diabetes cookbook : simple, delicious recipes to help you balance your blood sugars (2021) by Mary Ellen Phipps.  A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to managing your diabetes through the food you eat and specialized tips to keep your blood sugar balanced throughout the day.

Easy vegan comfort food : 80 favorites made vegan in 5 steps or less (2021) by Barb Musick.  Transform your favorite comfort foods into delicious vegan delights.

From shadows to life : a biography of the cancer survivorship movement (2021) by Judith Pearson.  This is the story of the creation of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) that launched the cancer survivorship movement, and forever changed the way we look at those diagnosed with the disease.

Get what's yours for healh care : hot to get the best care at the right price (2021) by Phillip Moeller.  A healthcare expert provides a reliable, concise guide to healthcare and health insurance basics.

How to sleep : the new science-based rules for sleeping through the night (2020) by Rafael Pelayo.  Dr. Rafael Pelayo, an expert sleep clinician and professor at the world-renowned Sleep Medicine Clinic at Stanford University, offers a medically comprehensive and holistic approach to the myriad issues that might be affecting your sleep. 

Keep sharp : build a better brain at any age (2021) by Sanjay Gupta, MD.  This book debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction.

The medical checkup book : understand the tests you need to keep your body and mind health (2020).  This easy-to-use guide explains all the common health tests so that you can understand and manage your wellbeing.

Moving through cancer : an exercise and strength-training program for the fight of your life (2021) by Dr. Kathryn Schmitz.  This empowering guide to using strength training and exercise to improve your mental and physical health before, during, and after cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The non-nonsense meditation book : a scientist's guide to the power of meditation (2021) by Steven Laurey, MD.  This book offers scientific evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.

Outsmart your pain : mindfulness and self-compassion to help you leave chronic pain behind (2021) by Christiane Wolf, MD.  A guide to finding pain relief with mindfulness.

Plant-powered protein : 125 recipes for using today's amazing meat alternatives (2020) by Nava Atlas.  Budget-friendly recipes using plant-based proteins.

Preparing puree meals : a comprehensive guide and recipe book for people with swallowing dificulty (2017) by Jacqueline Larson.  An essential tool and resource that was written and prepared by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with years of experience working with dysphagia patients.

Understanding CLL/SLL : a guide for patients, survivors and loved ones (2019) by Lymphoma Research Foundation.  Updated edition.

Understanding Hodgkin lymphoma : a guide for patients, survivors, and loved ones (2019) by Lymphoma Research Foundation.  Updated edition.

Understanding non-Hodgkin lymphoma : a guide for patients, survivors, and loved ones (2020) by Lymphoma Research Foundation.  Updated edition.

Unwinding anxiety : new science shows how to break the cycles of worry and fear to heal your mind (2021) by Judson Brewer, MD.  A step-by-step program to help people break the cycle that drives anxiety and addictive habits.

Zero proof : 90 non-alcoholic recipes for mindful drinking (2021) by Elva Ramirez.  Includes recipes from mixologists all over the world.


June 2022