Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, first called “The Cancer Institute of New Jersey,” started seeing patients in 1993 as the result of a P20 planning grant that was awarded in 1992.

In 1996, the current building opened with 75,000 square feet of research, clinical and office space. It was some six years later a ‘topping off’ ceremony was held to celebrate a construction milestone in the expansion of the center that was completed in 2004 – tripling the size of the Institute. Some 20 years later in 2022, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation, hosted a topping off ceremony for the new Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center in New Brunswick, the state’s first freestanding cancer hospital – a  12-story, 520,000 square-foot facility, which is set for completion in 2024.