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Elucidating the Role of Circulating Nutrients that Fuel Tumor Growth

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Tumors acquire nutrition necessary for growth and survival from the body of the patient in which they reside. Although these nutrients are predominantly provided by the circulating blood supply, the knowledge of how they are used by tumors is...
18-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.4M Grant Aids Exploration of Social Media to Reduce Indoor Tanning Behavior

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A $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist will support the development and testing of a novel behavioral intervention delivered through the social media site...
9-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Insight on Nuclear Organization of DNA and its Impact on Patterns of Mutations in Cancer

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Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and others shows that the architecture of a cell’s nucleus influences the type and frequency of mutations in cancer genomes beyond the effects already captured by DNA packaging and...
2-Oct-2017 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Awareness of Cognitive Impairments from Breast Cancer Treatment

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Research shows that up to 75 percent of women experience deficits in their intellectual capacity (i.e., cognitive impairment) during or after breast cancer treatment including being “forgetful” and having “trouble concentrating or...
28-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Targeting a Binding Protein in Mutated p53 Could Yield New Cancer Treatment Strategies

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Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators shows the targeting of a binding protein of mutant p53 known as Rac1 could lead to new therapeutic strategies for patients whose cancer carries mutations in the p53 gene.
21-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stay Informed and Pay Attention to your Body to Prevent or Combat Gynecologic Cancers

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September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Many gynecologic cancers can be cured, but a delay in diagnosis can make cure more difficult. Experts at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey encourage women to "know their bodies."
15-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Check Your Neck!

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There are approximately 57,000 newly diagnosed thyroid cancers annually. Do you know the signs and symptoms? A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more.
7-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exploring Immunotherapy for Carcinoid and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

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A clinical trial testing the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab shows the drug to be well tolerated among patients who have carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. That’s according to investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey...
5-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bridging Health Equity in Our Communities

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During this National Minority Health Month, there is a focus on bridging health equity in our communities including ensuring minority populations have access to high quality cancer screenings and treatments, adequate insurance coverage and other...
18-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT

Finding Library Services in Non-Traditional Spaces

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Celebrating all types of libraries during National Library Week (April 9 - 16), Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is recognizing its own patient resources at its specialized library.
7-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT

Caring for the Caregiver

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During cancer treatment, the main focus is on the patient. However, a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, including caregivers, whose needs often can be overlooked. During this Social Work Month, members of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New...
2-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST

Drawing the Line on Tanning Bed Use by Teens

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The FDA recently proposed a ban on tanning bed use by those under 18. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Jerod L. Stapleton, PhD, whose research aims to understand why young people frequently engage in indoor tanning, shares...
21-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST

What Is the Color of the Lung Cancer Ribbon?

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Most people are aware of the cancer signified by pink, but do they know the ribbon color of lung malignancy, a disease that kills more women each year than breast tumors? It is a bit of a trick question. Todd L. Demmy, MD, FACS, FCCP, chief of...
13-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Address Smoking Dangers and Quitting in Advance of March 18 ‘Kick Butts Day’

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11-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Discuss Smoking Dangers for ‘Kick Butts Day’

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In a call to action against tobacco use, nationwide events are slated for March 19 – known as ‘Kick Butts Day.’ Experts at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health are available for comment on cessation...
14-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Celebrates National Library Week: April 14 - 20

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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey joins communities, schools and other institutions across the nation in recognizing National Library Week (April 14 - 20). The Cancer Institute of New Jersey houses its own library known as the Resource and...
11-Apr-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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