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New Jersey Health Care Providers, Community Members, and Researchers Come together to Address Disparities and Improve Screening Opportunities for Colorectal and Lung Cancers

Health care providers, community members, and researchers from across New Jersey came together at the ‘Conference for Change’ event, hosted by the New Jersey Primary Care Association and sponsored by ScreenNJ to address the need to improve...
24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Analysis Shows Lymph Node Dissection Performed most often for Early Stage Kidney Cancer; Overall Survival Benefit not Shown

An analysis of lymph node dissection in non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma indicates the procedure is often performed for stage 1 disease and shows no overall survival benefit. Investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey presented the...
18-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Aiming to Improve Oncology Patient Outcomes Through Nursing Research

From peer and patient education to addressing treatment side effects, nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researched a number of topics with an aim of enhancing the patient experience. Their findings are being presented at the Oncology...
17-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Rutgers Researchers Help Validate Discovery Method to Identify Antibodies that Target Tumors

The development of targeted tools for therapy is a major focus in oncology. A new study by investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and other collaborators describes what they...
3-May-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


CHIPing Away at Cancer Tumors Through Genomic Analysis

Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute have discovered that some mutations detected in comprehensive, clinical genome sequencing of patients with solid tumors do not originate from cancer cells, but arise from mutated hematopoietic cells that...
23-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Indoor Tanners: Are they taking Steps to Protect against Skin Cancer?

Are indoor tanners taking measures to prevent skin cancer? A researcher from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and colleagues at Fox Chase Cancer Center found a majority of the indoor tanners analyzed in this study are not taking part in skin...
18-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Embrace Kids Foundation Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Proposed at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

With an aim to propel precision medicine and other cutting-edge research to better inform treatment decisions for the youngest of patients, nationally distinguished pediatric hematology/oncology leader Peter D. Cole, MD, has been proposed as the...
10-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Identifying a New Therapeutic Target for the Most Common Type of Lung Cancer

Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators has identified novel functions of the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) enzyme providing support that it could serve as a therapeutic target in the most common type of lung cancer.
9-Apr-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sun Safety: Planning is Your Best Protection

Longer days means more exposure to the sun and harmful UV rays. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares some tips on how to keep your skin safe this season and all year long.
24-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT


A Closer Look at the Association Between Breast Implants and an Uncommon Form of Cancer

Updated statistics from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration out this month show that over the previous year, there has been an increase in cases of an uncommon form of cancer associated with breast implants. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New...
28-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT


Peritoneal Mesothelioma: What Is It?

With spring now here, home improvement projects are on many ‘to do’ lists. With that come the usual warnings about safe removal of construction and home materials made of asbestos in much older homes, as exposure to this fibrous mineral is a...
20-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT


March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

With colorectal cancer tabbed as the third leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the nation, experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute discuss the benefits of screening.
2-Mar-2018 1:20 PM EST


Colorectal Cancer Research and Prevention: Innovation, Progress and Promise

Innovation and progress in cancer research and care are the result of collaboration and resources. This advancement also extends to cancer prevention and education, but more emphasis on these areas is needed -- especially when it comes to...
27-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST


Cervical Cancer Awareness

While cervical cancer can be deadly, it is preventable. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Dr. Eugenia Girda shares more about screening and the HPV vaccine.
30-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST


Avoid the Holiday Food Trap

Typically around the holidays, healthy eating habits established over the year go by the wayside. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey registered dietitian shares a few tips to keep your waistline in check this holiday season.
27-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EST


Lung Cancer Awareness Saves Lives

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It is a preventable disease as 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. An expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey notes awareness and a...
14-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST

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