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‘First in Human’ Trial Defines Safe Dosage for Small Molecule Drug ONC201 for Solid Cancer Tumors


A ‘first in human’ clinical trial examining the small molecule drug ONC201 in cancer patients with advanced solid tumors shows that this investigational drug is well tolerated at the recommended phase II dose. That’s according to Rutgers...
22-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Direct Tumor Vaccination Shown to Induce Anti-Tumor Immunity and Increase Survival in a Murine Model of Pancreatic Cancer


Building on their previous research focusing on vaccination within a tumor (intratumoral) for the most common form of pancreatic cancer, investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have...
21-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr., Visits Rutgers Cancer Institute at University Hospital


Highlighting progress and promise in cancer research, including advances made in colorectal cancer, representatives from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, American Association of Cancer Research, and University Hospital recently met with...
13-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tackling Some of the Basic Building Blocks of Cancer


Research by Rutgers University investigators – including a number from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – has resulted in the development of small molecule inhibitors that block a protein involved in the development of some cancers. At...
8-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Used to Combat Pain Medication Side Effects May Help with Gastrointestinal Recovery and Shorten Length of Hospital Stay Following Testicular Cancer Surgery


A drug given to reduce the side effects of strong post-surgery pain medications resulting in a reduced length of hospital stay for patients who have undergone major gastrointestinal or bladder cancer procedures is found to have similar benefit for...
13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

$1.8M Grant Aids Exploration of Chronic Stress Role in Cancer Development


A five-year, $1.8 million grant (R01CA203965) from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident research member Wenwei Hu, PhD, will support research to further explore how chronic stress impacts cancer...
18-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cervical Cancer: A Preventable Disease


As the nation's 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers come together in support of recently updated HPV vaccination recommendations, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey gynecologic oncologist shares insight on how this vaccine...
10-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Review of Primary Care Provider Models in Care of Cancer Survivors Shows Opportunity for Enhancement


For more than a decade, there has been a focus on involving primary care providers in the follow-up care of cancer survivors. A new study by Rutgers University and Harvard Medical School finds that despite a number of proposed care models, there is...
29-Dec-2016 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Caring for the Caregiver


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


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?


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’


11-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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


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


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


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

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