Surveillance of cancer in the catchment area is an on-going activity of our Community Outreach and Engagement Team. To fully understand the communities we serve involves Community engagement to identify cancer issues important to those communities. It requires that we Identify cancer causes and adverse outcomes including cancer risk factors, lifestyle behaviors, access to care, cancer screening, treatment and survivorship care and delivery.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is focused on providing exceptional cancer care to all of the people in New Jersey. To do this we need to understand demographic factors such as the age, race and sex of NJ residents, their health status, and their ability to get health care including cancer screenings. We also need to know what information gaps exist especially about cancer risk and cancer research. Therefore, we are conducting a survey by phone to people all across the state to gather this information so that our future efforts to provide exceptional care are meeting the needs of all New Jersey residents.