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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Retains Position as the State’s Only Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

March 6, 2024

The National Cancer Institute recognizes the university’s center for its innovative, paradigm-changing research

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, together with RWJBarnabas Health, has been redesignated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, placing it among the top centers in the country reviewed in 2023.

The designation from the NCI, held by 56 such centers across the nation, is granted competitively to institutions characterized by the highest level of scientific excellence in cancer research and the ability to translate research discoveries into novel treatments. The institute at Rutgers scored in the “exceptional” range, according to the National Cancer Institute.

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