The Resource Room

In the Resource Room, a trained library professional is on hand to help you fulfill your information needs. As well as one-to-one assistance, internet access is available for health research, and 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.

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


ACT: About Clinical Trials: Move Forward Together with Information About Clinical Trials (2015) by Genentech, in collaboration with The American Cancer Society.  A guide to learn if a clinical trial is right for you.

An Inside Job: a Psychologist Shares Healing Wisdom for Your Cancer Journey (2016) by Susan Barbara Appollon.  Combines scientific findings with integrative wisdom and the true, heartwarming stories of cancer patients.

Beauty and Healing in Breast Reconstuction by East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery.  Shows photos of various breast reconstruction techniques.

Conquer: First Annual Patient Guide to Cancer Support Services (2017) by Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators.  Will help you locate the many financial support services that are available today for patients with cancer.

End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care (2016) by National Institute on Aging.  Learn about palliative care, hospice, advance directives, and how to care for people you love when they near the end of their lives.

Everyday Hope: Spiritual Refreshment for Women (2009) by Debora M. Coty.  Hope for today. Hope for tomorrow. Hope in every area of life. 

Happier Endings: a Meditation on Life and Death (2013) by Erica Brown. A wise and affirming meditation on living fully and preparing for death.

Understanding CLL/SLL: a Guide for Patients, Survivors and Loved Ones (2016) by Lymphoma Research Foundation.  Provides general information on chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma. 

Understanding Hodgkin Lymphoma: a Guide for Patients, Survivors and Loved Ones (2015) by Lymphoma Research Foundation.  Provides general information on Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lympoma: a Guide for Patients, Survivors and Loved Ones (2015) by Lymphoma Research Foundation.  Provides general informationon Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Understanding the Stem Cell Transplantation Process: a Guide for Patients, Caregivers and Loved Ones (2016) by Lymphoma Research Foundation.  Helps patients with lymphoma and their caregivers become familiar with the stem cell transplantation process and to become active participants in their healthcare decision-making.

What Cancer Cannot Do: Stories of Hope and Encouragement (2006) by Phyllis Ten Elshof.  Encouragement and hope for anyone dealing with cancer.



ACT: About Clinical Trials: Move Forward Together with Information About Clinical Trials (2015)



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