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Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

  • Our programs and services helped 195,000 people affected by cancer, and we welcomed 2.1 million visits to our websites.
  • Our professional oncology social workers provided emotional and practical support to 93,577 people through our Hopeline, individual counseling, support group and community programs.
  • CancerCare provided $26.4 million in financial assistance to 24,516 people to help with treatment-related costs such as transportation, home care, child care and co-payment assistance.
  • Leading experts in oncology led 69 Connect Education Workshops, featuring 127 faculty members and 95 partner organizations, drawing 76,914 participants.
  • CancerCare distributed 792,953 print and digital publications to health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • MyCancerCircle™ served 40,089 active users in 3,019 active caregiver communities.
  • Online Helping Hand served 12,699 people affected by cancer conducting 20,000 searches.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

CancerCare’s New Jersey office was opened in 1982 to ensure that New Jersey residents have full access to all CancerCare services.

Our Mission

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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Face-to-Face Support Groups in New Jersey

For Patients

  • This face-to-face support group is for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer (in active treatment or post-treatment). Groups take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the University Medical Center at Princeton’s Breast Health Center, located at 300B Princeton Hightstown Road, East Windsor, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 1-201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

  • This face-to-face support group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. The support group takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Monroe Senior Center, 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

  • This face-to-face support group is for prostate cancer patients and their family members. This group takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the The University Medical Center at Plainsboro, located on Rt. 1 between Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro R. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

Community Programs in New Jersey

  • Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp Friday, June 8, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Our free Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp allows families who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer to come together for a weekend retreat. Each year, families spend three days at a working dude ranch in the beautiful Poconos. Fun activities like swimming, horseback riding, and fishing are combined with therapeutic grief activities led by CancerCare professional oncology social workers.

    “The camp is a place where the families can come together and not feel different,” explains CancerCare’s Claire Grainger, LCSW. “The kids meet others who have experienced a similar loss and they don’t have to explain anything to one another…There are a lot of tears, but there is also so much laughter. They’ve all found new friends – people that understand.”

    Read about last year’s Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

    Please contact Claire Grainger, LCSW, at 800-813-4673, ext. 6811 or cgrainger@cancercare.org. You may also contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809 or knugent@cancercare.org.

Patient/Family Resource Room

Located at our New Jersey office, patients and family members are invited to visit the resource room. Please call 201-444-6630 for more information.

Free Wigs

Free wigs are available at our New Jersey office. Please call 201-444-6630 for more information.

Magnolia Meals at Home

This is a meal delivery program that aims to help patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by breast cancer, thyroid, kidney and soft tissue sarcoma. The program is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA (as well as specific locations in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Boston), and Raleigh-Durham. Eligible participants will receive up to two months of home meal deliveries, each of which will include ten meals that are designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people living with breast cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer and soft tissue cancer sarcoma, and up to ten additional meals for their family members, if requested by the participant.

For more information please visit magnoliamealsathome.com or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809

Free Cleaning Service

MaidPro, a professional home cleaning company has partnered with CancerCare to provide free housekeeping services for people with cancer in specific towns in Bergen County (Emerson, Oradell, River Edge, Ridgewood, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Wyckoff, Allendale, Paramus, Midland Park, Saddle River, Waldwick, Washington Township, HoHoKus and Ramsey, NJ) and Morris County (Randolph, Mount Tabor, Cedar Knolls, Florham Park, East Hanover, Madison, Mendham, Morris Plains, Morristown, Whippany, Boonton, Lake Hiawatha, Parsippany, and Denville, NJ). Patients must be registered with the New Jersey office of CancerCare. For more information, please contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW, Director of Regional Programs at 201-301-6809 or knugent@cancercare.org, or Ariana Parmese, Regional Coordinator at 201-301-6808 or aparmese@cancercare.org.

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Board of Managers

  • Shabnam Kazmi
    President
  • Michael Morrone
    Vice President
  • Dawn Aubel
  • Tom Carracino
  • Teresa Cronin
  • Joyce Heller
  • John F. Kouten
  • Lawrence H. Krampf
  • Paulette Laurenzi
  • Gerald Najarian
  • Anne Marie Robertson
  • Richard A. Sackin
  • William Stoddard
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