Expanding Our Reach new partnership between Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and University Hospital in Newark has resulted in the expansion of National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center services to the greater Essex region. The multidisciplinary service line now includes care provided by Rutgers Cancer Institute medical oncologists, which augments radiation oncology services that have been provided by Rutgers Cancer Institute for the past seven years and surgical oncology services provided by Rutgers faculty members. An infrastructure to bring additional cancer clinical trials to patients in the region is also part of the new partnership, as is the expansion of community outreach, education and screening programs. The new entity is known as Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, and was celebrated earlier this fall at the Newark facility at a special event that included state, local and university dignitaries. 2 I A s the state’s only NCIdesignated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has a mission to provide patients with advanced care, including clinical trials, some of which are only available at NCI-designated centers. This new partnership with University Hospital will expand access to these novel cancer therapies. — Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital Interim Director Susan Goodin, PharmD (above, left) “A ” Cancer Connection I Autumn 2016