It’s hard to imagine a more worthy cause than fighting the disease for which New Jersey has one of the highest incidence rates in the country. Almost everyone in this state has been touched in some manner by cancer.
Philanthropic contributions support important needs of the Cancer Institute. These include, but are not limited to: funding for research, patient care, outreach and education programs; the purchase of new equipment or upgrades for existing equipment; training for a new generation of investigators; improvements to diagnostic and treatment facilities and equipment; relief for patients and their families in the form of financial aid.
Donations are more critical to the success of the Cancer Institute than ever before, as government funding is cut or budgets remain flat. Without your generosity, it may be difficult for the Cancer Institute to fulfill its mission of research, treatment, prevention and education that is designed to put an end to the devastating effects of cancer.
Why Support Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey?
Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors
We live in a state that ranks among the worst in the nation for cancer incidence rates. With over 100,000 patient visits annually, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey meets a critical need.
Only Research Cures Cancer
Our world-class scientists and physicians make cancer discoveries that have changed and will continue to change our understanding of cancer. Unlike hospitals and other cancer care providers in the state, we conduct innovative research to improve early detection, prevention, treatment, and to identify links between environmental and genetic factors and the incidence of cancer.
Lives Depend On It
As one of only 41 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only one in New Jersey, we can provide patients with access to the most advanced cancer therapies available.
Extraordinary Care is the Key
Patients interact regularly with their multidisciplinary team of specialists and become true partners in their cancer care. Team members, who may include radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, scientists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and nutritionists, join with a common goal of addressing all of the patient's needs in a caring environment.
Cancer Doesn't Discriminate—Neither Do We
We provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The Cancer Institute cares for a significant share of uninsured or underinsured patients who now have a place to go for the most advanced cancer treatment available.
Cancer Doesn't Travel Well
We have one of the nation's strongest and largest statewide network of hospitals and physicians. We help 15 hospitals across the state to offer their patients access to the latest cancer therapies available. Together, we offer the citizens of New Jersey the tremendous benefits of outstanding and pioneering cancer care.
Education and Prevention Save Lives
We provide professional and lay education, genetic risk assessment and counseling and community outreach on cancer prevention, early detection, and research activities.
The Next Generation
We are a place where students and young physicians are trained alongside world-class scientists and physicians who discover, develop, and deliver new cancer treatments to our patients.
You Provide Relief
Cancer devastates all patients and their families and can easily create hardships among the strongest and most economically secure families. For some Cancer Institute of New Jersey patients, these hardships, if ignored, will prevent them from getting the treatment they require. The Patient Relief Fund, consisting totally of philanthropic dollars, helps to meet the urgent needs of patients in economic crisis.
On July 1, 2013, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey integrated with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as part of the historic higher education restructuring act. In concert, the Cancer Instiute of New Jersey Foundation merged with the Rutgers University Foundation effective July 1. With this change, the Cancer Institute has established a development office within the Rutgers University Foundation.