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The method of treating cancer patients who have genomic abnormalities with drugs designed to target those abnormalities has resulted in higher response rates than previously seen. Often these discoveries are made as part of a clinical trial....
4-Aug-2014 9:35 AM EDT

15-Year Overall Survival Benefit Lacking in Older Men Treated with Hormone Therapy for Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

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Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows a popular prostate cancer treatment that disables male hormones known to promote growth of prostate cancer lacks survival benefit for older men with localized disease. The study focuses on...
11-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Director Honored for Contributions to Oncology Field

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Robert S. DiPaola, MD, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has been selected to receive the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of oncology. Dr....
7-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Training the Next Generation of Breast Cancer Surgeons

The Breast Surgery Fellowship Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is receiving a $75,000 training grant from the Breast Cancer Alliance to support a surgical fellow for academic year...
25-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Research Identifies Potential New Treatment Approach for Lung Cancer

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More than a third of all human cancers are driven by mutations in a family of genes known as Ras. Ras has long been considered to be a target that does not respond to cancer treating drugs, but recent research suggests new possibilities....
24-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Rutgers Cancer Institute Leader Named Executive Officer of Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium

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Susan Goodin, PharmD, executive director of statewide affairs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been appointed as Executive Officer to the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. Dr. Goodin will work closely with consortium members in the...
30-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Improved Methods to Identify Frequent E-Cigarette Users Needed

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As the prevalence of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) continues to grow, research from investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows more defined survey measurements are needed to better...
27-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Helping Melanoma Survivors Engage in Sun Protection Behaviors through a Web Tool

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Even though melanoma patients are at an increased risk of disease recurrence, research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that many patients do not perform a regular, thorough self-exam of their skin or sufficiently engage in sun...
22-May-2014 8:00 AM EDT

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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

Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Discuss Testicular Cancer Awareness

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Cancer education advocates across the nation will be focusing on cancer of the testes during Testicular Cancer Awareness Week (April 1 – 7). The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss various aspects of this...
25-Mar-2013 8:00 AM EDT

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Available for Comment

While the exact cause of most colorectal cancers is not known, risk factors include poor diet, lack of exercise, and having polyps in the colon or rectum areas. Those over age 50 also are at increased risk. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is...
26-Feb-2013 8:00 AM EST

Give the Gift of Life and Donate Blood This Holiday Season

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Every two seconds, someone in the United States is in need of blood. With just one donation of a pint of blood, up to three lives can be saved. Donating blood throughout the year is extremely important. But remembering to give really matters...
30-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Nationally, more than 160,000 lung cancer deaths are expected by years end, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss the risk factors surrounding the disease, as well...
24-Oct-2012 8:00 AM EDT

NJ Experts Discuss Genetics, Latest Treatments and Prevention Methods During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss the risks, and options for treatment and prevention surrounding breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Clinical trials, breast cancer genetics, the...
13-Sep-2012 9:00 AM EDT

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in males. It is estimated that approximately 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer will occur in the United States...
27-Aug-2012 2:30 PM EDT

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