Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
2575 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ 08690
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton is located on the campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, and provides Mercer County cancer patients with convenient and easy access to:
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton opened the doors to a new home in September 2002. The new facility is able to provide for prevention and early detection, as well as diagnosis, treatment, education, support, and research services in one convenient location.
With the construction of the new cancer center, came the addition of the beautifully landscaped Grounds For Healing®. This garden borders the center and provides patients and their families access to sculpture gardens specifically designed to inspire and educate patients about the many aspects of healing body, mind, heart and soul. The garden also includes a donor brick walkway as well as trees, exotic plants and sculptures.
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, offers several educational programs, cancer screenings, support groups, and American Cancer Society activities for its patients. Educational programs run throughout the year on topics such as prostate surgery, stereotactic breast biopsy, lymphadema treatment, alternative / and complementary medical management of cancer and cancer prevention and wellness. Free cancer screenings are held in the month of July and at various times throughout the year.
I CAN COPE - A Series of Educational Classes for People Facing Cancer offered by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. It is a six-week course, designed for people diagnosed with cancer and those close to them. It provides information about diagnosis and treatment while offering practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis.
STRENGTH FOR CARING - An Education & Support Program for Family Cancer Caregivers. This two-session program provides education and support, skills on how to cope with the emotional strain of care giving, options on where to seek outside help, and ways to perform everyday care giving with greater ease.
LOOK GOOD … FEEL BETTER - A one-time makeover for women undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation is provided by trained cosmetologists and hair stylists and is sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and offered, free-of-charge, by the American Cancer Society.
There are several support groups that meet several times a month at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, providing guidance, support, and group discussion.
SHARING YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER
Discussion and support for people living with cancer, their family and friends. The primary goal is to promote mutual problem solving and to facilitate sharing.
BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR GROUP
Participants come together to share their experiences, solutions, triumphs, and concerns. The group is facilitated by Lois Glasser, LCSW, Social Worker for CancerCare.
BREAST CONSULTATION PROGRAM
This program is available to those patients who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer or are seeking a second opinion. The program provides a unique approach to treatment and gives every patient an opportunity to discuss their total care with several health care providers at one time.
A nurse coordinator will be your liaison throughout your care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our Program Coordinator at 609/584-2836.
MANAGING THE EFFECTS OF CANCER TREATMENT
Offered by a nurse educator, this one-on-one class is designed to educate individuals receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments of the potential side effects and the manner in which to manage them. For more information, contact us at 609/584-6588.
Kids Share is a free group workshop for children who have a parent or guardian with cancer. By participating in activities, exercises and discussions, children will be given an opportunity to learn more about cancer and the challenges it can bring to a family.
A separate group is held at the same time for the parents and/or guardians. The workshop provides an opportunity to meet other families facing similar challenges and is facilitated by trained oncology professionals. For more information, call 609/584-6680.
For more information on any of the educational programs or support group meeting dates and times, please contact the HealthConnection at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton 609/584-5900.
Research trials in progress at CINJ Hamilton involve the testing of new drugs and new surgical techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our trials address advanced breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer as well as lymphoma. Some our clinical trials are studying cancer prevention. The aim of research is to make treatments more effective and less toxic, that is, with fewer side effects.
For a complete list of active clinical trials available at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton, please call 609/631-6960.