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


Answers to questions about colorectal cancer (2016) by Lynn Prowitt.  Whether you're a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a survivor, a friend, or relative,  this book offers help.

Anticancer living : transform your life and health with the mix of six (2018) by Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies.  A guide to wellness based on the latest scientific findings and clinical trials.

Bottom Line's encylopedia of healing foods (2017) by Michael Murray et al.  This book strives to provide the most up-to-date answers to important basic questions about nutrition.

Cancer as a wake-up call : an oncologist's integrative approach to what you can do to become whole again (2018) by Laura M. Nasi.  An easy-to-read guide that offers an integrative approach to cancer.

Cancer-free with food : a step-by-step plan with 100+ recipes to fight disease, nourish your body & restore your health (2019) by Liana Werner-Gray.  Contains simple, nutrient-rich recipes that utilize foods proven to boost the immune system and offer you a better chance of healing.

Cancer is funny : keeping faith in stage-serious chemo (2016) by Jason Micheli.  This is a funny, no-holds-barred take on a disease that has touched many families.

The cancer journey : positive steps to help yourself heal (2011) by Pam Evans et al.  An inspirational and compelling book which provides the blueprint for dealing with cancer.

Colon & rectal cancer : from diagnosis to treatment (2019) by Paul Ruggieri and Arti Lakhani.  A reassuring guide that helps recently diagnosed patients answer pressing questions and understand the often confusing  medical terminology.  Updated edition.

Cooking through cancer treatment to recovery : easy, flavorful recipes to prevent and decrease side effects at every stage of conventional therapy (2015) by Lisa A. Price et al.  Written by a naturopathic physician specializing in complementary cancer care and a certified nutritionist, this book offers over 100 quick and delicious recipes that provide nutrients essential at each stage of treatment.

A cure within : scientists unleashing the immune system to kill cancer (2018) by Neil Canavan.  Based entirely on interviews with the investigators, this book is the story of the immuno-oncology pioneers.

Extraordinary healers : cure readers honor oncology nurses, volume 11 (2017).  This is a collection of inspiring essays written by patients, survivors and caregivers about the oncology nurses who touched their lives.

The healing book : facing the death and celebrating the life of someone you love (2006) by Ellen Sabin.  This book is ideal for children (6-13 years old) and families facing a loss.

Healthy eating during chemotherapy (2018) by José van Mil and Christine Archer-Mackenzie.  This much-needed cookbook is for people whose lives are touched by chemotherapy.

I miss you : a first look at death (2001) by Pat Thomas.  A reassuring picture book that explores the difficult issue of death for young children.

I never signed up for this...finding power in life's broken pieces (2015) by Darryle Pollack.  This hybrid of self-help and memoir is a compelling and inspiring story of what happens when life happens….going in directions we don't expect.

In my hands : compelling stories from a surgeon and his patients fighting cancer (2018) by Steven A. Curley.  Surgical oncologist Dr. Steven Curley shares the empowering lessons he's learned over 25 years from his cancer patients' unique stories of struggle, perseverance, and triumph.

The medical marijuana guide : cannabis and your health (2018) by Patricia C. Frye.  This book educates readers on the history of cannabis and how it is used by the medical community today.

100 questions & answers about kidney cancer (2019) by Steven Campbel et al.  An invaluable resource for anyone diagnosed with kidney cancer.  Updated edition.

100 questions & answers about prostate cancer (2019) by Pamela Ellsworth.  An invaluable resource for anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Updated edition.

Outside the box cancer therapies : alternative therapies that treat and prevent cancer (2018) by Mark Stengler and Paul Anderson.  Naturopathic medical doctors focus on the most critical components of Integrative Oncology Care.

Promoting wellness beyond hormone therapy (2018) by Mark Amoyad.  Written specifically to answer questions for patients whose prostate cancer no longer responds well to hormone therapy.  Updated edition.

Proof of heaven : a neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife (2012) by Eben Alexander.  A neurosurgeon writes about his own near-death experience.

Prostate cancer breakthroughs : the new options you need to know (2018) by Jay S. Cohen.  Provides the up-to-date information you need to make the choices that are right for you.  Updated edition.

Prostate cancer : from diagnosis to treatment (2018) by Arthur Centeno.  You will find answers to your questions in this comprehensive guide.

Thrive don't only survive! (2016) by Geo Espinosa and Matthew Solan.  This book delivers invaluable information and essential lifestyle practices to help you renew and rebuild your body despite prostate cancer.

What to eat during cancer treatment : more than 130 recipes to help you cope (2019) by Jeanne Besser and Barbara L. Grant.  Contains flavorful recipes to help both patient and caregiver prepare satisfying meals to combat some of the side effects of treatment.  Updated edition.



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