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


Cancer Etiquette (2005) by Rosanne Kalick.  The definitive guide on how to respond when someone says, "I have cancer."

Cancer, Principles & Practice of Oncology (2015).  Reference book that provides information on the molecular biology of cancer.

Classic Anthology of Anatomical Charts (2015).  Two volume reference book set containing charts on anatomy and pathology.

The Complete Caregiver's Organizer (2015) by Robin Porter.  Designed to help you provide care to others without neglecting your own needs.

Dr. Lacouture's Skin Care Guide for People Living With Cancer (2012) by Mario E. Lacouture, MD.  Offers information and suggestions for preventing, treating, and living through skin, hair, and nail changes.

Kids' Cancer Pages: National Childhood Cancer Directory (fourth edition).  Kids’ Cancer Pages is the first-ever national resource directory on childhood cancer.  

Life, on the Line (2011) by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas.  This is the story not only about a chef's love of cooking but also a book about survival and friendship.

Living With Lymphoma, a Patient's Guide (2016) by Elizabeth M. Adler, PhD.  This book includes the latest information on lymphoma diagnosis, treatment, and incidence and describes lymphoma classification and staging.

Medicare & You 2016.  The official U.S. government Medicare handbook.  Also available in Spanish.

The New Generation Breast Cancer Book (2015) by Elisa Port, MD.  A comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, and peace of mind.

ResourceLink Guidebook: a Breast Cancer Resource Directory for Young Women, Co-Survivors and Healthcare Providers (third edition).  The guidebook is a powerful resource to educate young women about breast cancer and explains how to be an advocate in their own health.

Understanding Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma: a Guide for Patients, Survivors, and Loved Ones (2014).  Informative guide from the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Understanding Hodgkin Lymphoma: a Guide for Patients, Survivors, and Loved Ones (2015).  Informative guide from the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: a Guide for Patients, Survivors, and Loved Ones (2015).  Informative guide from the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

What You Need to Know About Lung Adenocarcinoma (2015).  Learn about lung adenocarcinoma and treatment options.

What You Need to Know About Squamous Cell Lung Cancer (2016).  Learn about squamous cell lung cancer and treatment options.

When Breath Becomes Air (2016) by Paul Kalanithi.  At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.


June 2016

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