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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

From NJSpotlight:

The nationally recognized Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has joined forces with a major teaching hospital in Newark to expand opportunities for cutting-edge patient care, research, and cancer education in the state’s largest city – which officials said is particularly hard-hit by cancer and could especially benefit from additional treatment options.

While oncology experts with the Cancer Institute, based in New Brunswick, have helped treat patients at Newark’s University Hospital for years, the new partnership between the two entities allows Essex County residents greater access to trials and treatments available only to organizations that are designated by the National Cancer Institute as Comprehensive Cancer Centers, like the Rutgers institute. Established in 1991, the institute was granted NCI-designation in 1997 and again in 2002, and its work has helped reduce the number of cancer cases and related deaths here in the years since, representatives said.

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