The Region’s New Destination for World-Class Cancer Care

The Melchiorre Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

September 12, 2023 - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Places Final Steel Beam for the Melchiorre Cancer Center

Melchiorre Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, NCI Designation logos

The Melchiorre Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated oncology services offered by RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. This innovative care model is transforming the delivery of cancer services across our state; bringing groundbreaking discoveries, clinical research and expertise from Rutgers Cancer Institute to patients close to home.

We are “reimagining cancer care,” with a critical focus on patient-centered care that supports patients, families, and caregivers through every step in their cancer journey, from screening and diagnosis, through treatment and survivorship, delivered equitably in a compassionate and individualized environment. The five-story building will encompass approximately 137,000 square feet and include the following components:

  • 52 Exam Rooms
  • 46 Private Infusion Rooms
  • 8 Short Stay Treatment Spaces
  • 6 Extended Stay Treatment Spaces
  • Radiation Oncology Treatment and Specialty Machines
  • Radiology Suite with PET CT, MRI, X-Ray, (2) Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy
  • Lab and Pre-Surgical Testing
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Retail Pharmacy
  • Clinical Multidisciplinary Touchdown Spaces
  • Dedicated Areas for Psychosocial Programs:
  • Patient Wellness Center Featuring Exercise, Yoga, and Music Programs
  • Teaching Kitchen Focused on Nutrition
  • Wig and Prosthetic Fitting Studio
  • Holistic Medicine, Including Art Therapy and Reiki
  • Dedication Conference Space
  • Beautiful, Calming Rooftop Terrace
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Centralized Registration
  • Patient Greeting Areas and Welcome Desk
  • Covered Arrival Area and Valet Parking Retail Pharmacy
  • Financial Counseling
  • Covered Entrance and Valet Parking
  • Café

Cancer Care Meet Our Cancer Teams Patient Stories

Pictured at the signing ceremony: (l-r) Richard L. Davis, President and CEO, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Bruce Schonbraun, Chair, Board of Trustees, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Anthony and Andrea Melchiorre, Mark E. Manigan, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health.

A Visionary Gift

Campaign steering committee members Leon and Toby Cooperman, Honorary Campaign Chairs, Bruce Schonbraun, Chair, Board of Trustees, Campaign Co-Chair, Lynn Schonbraun, Campaign Co-Chair, Robert Marcus, Campaign Vice-Chair, Andrea Melchiorre, Campaign Vice-Chair

Campaign Steering Committee Leadership

  • Leon and Toby Cooperman, Honorary Campaign Chairs
  • Bruce Schonbraun, Chairman, Board of Trustees and Campaign Co-Chair
  • Lynn Schonbraun, Campaign Co-Chair
  • Robert Marcus, Campaign Vice-Chair
  • Andrea Melchiorre, Campaign Vice-Chair

Meet Our Board of Trustees Development Department

Waiting Room Wellness Hub Main Lobby Welcome Desk Main Lobby Feature Wall View towards Registration and Cafe Central Registration Clinical Exam Room Family Education Area Infusion Respite Radiation Oncology Blood Draw Rooftop Terrace Rooftop Terrace Aerial View

The Melichorre Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center