Patient Stories

The impact of comprehensive, compassionate care and the hope of cutting-edge cancer research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey can be conveyed in numerous ways by numerous people – doctors, nurses, scientists – but the best champions to share these incredible stories of courage, survival and determination are the patients themselves. We invite you to learn more about their inspirational journeys.

Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2014, Kriss Fierro went into ‘warrior’ mode to fight it. By her side were her family, friends and a devoted healthcare team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in conjunction with RWJBarnabas Health. As you’ll hear in Kriss’story, she couldn’t have beat back her disease without them – all of them.

More than 20 years ago Munson McLeod underwent a successful stem cell transplant to conquer his non-Hodgkin lymphoma by a caring, dedicated team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He and his family reflect on their journey. 


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