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Newswise: Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Further delaying your preventative cancer care may cause more harm than good. Expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explains how most colorectal cancers can be prevented through regular screenings, and it is safe to get your screenings, even during these difficult times.

Newswise: Donate Blood to Save a Life
Released: 14-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Donate Blood to Save a Life
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased need for blood and platelets. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares why right now is an important time to donate blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

Newswise: July is National UV Safety Month
Released: 6-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
July is National UV Safety Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

July is UV Safety Month, the perfect time to raise awareness about the risk of developing sun-related skin cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares tips about how to reduce skin cancer risk during the summer months when UV rays are the strongest.

Newswise: American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines for Cancer Prevention
Released: 24-Jun-2020 1:40 PM EDT
American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines for Cancer Prevention
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The American Cancer Society recently updated its nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention. These updates focus on increasing physical activity and developing healthy eating patterns at every age, with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy body weight through all stages of life.

Newswise: Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Released: 15-Jun-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Many people are worried about things in their lives that have been put on hold. For some women, this includes an annual mammogram. Safeguards have been put in place at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health facilities so women can safely continue to get this potentially life-saving screening or any follow-up care that may be needed.

Newswise: Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Released: 8-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cancer patients might still have heightened concerns over rescheduling a postponed surgery or scheduling a new surgery right now due to COVID-19. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert explains how surgical care precautions have been instituted to ensure the safety of patients and medical staff.

Newswise: Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Released: 2-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

June is Men’s Health Month, a national recognition that raises awareness about health care for men. It is also the month during which we celebrate Father’s Day. In celebration of these observances, an expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information on cancer screenings and other important tips to encourage dad to lead a healthy lifestyle all year round.

Newswise: Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 doesn’t require sacrificing cancer care or preventive services. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health are taking extra precautions to ensure that patients can continue to receive exceptional care close to home.

Newswise: Oncology Pharmacists: An Essential Partner in the Cancer Journey
Released: 18-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Oncology Pharmacists: An Essential Partner in the Cancer Journey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

One of the hallmarks of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is the unique oncology expertise exhibited by its clinical team, including board certified oncology pharmacists. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more on their role in patient care.

Newswise: Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer with Attention to Cosmetic Results
Released: 25-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer with Attention to Cosmetic Results
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As more women live with breast cancer, minimization of significant deformity in the breast after breast preservation is increasingly gaining attention. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey surgical oncologist shares some insight.

Newswise: Leukemia: Not Just One Disease
Released: 30-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Leukemia: Not Just One Disease
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

An estimated 61,780 new cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although leukemias are thought to occur in childhood, they can actually present at any age in both children and adults.

Newswise: Colorectal Cancer: Advancing Awareness
Released: 18-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Colorectal Cancer: Advancing Awareness
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer in both new cases and cancer deaths in the United States. While colorectal cancer incidence declined 3.7 percent annually from 2006 to 2015 for those 55 and older, rates have increased 1.8 percent annually for those younger than age 55. According to a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Newswise: A New Tool to Help Fight an Old Enemy – Lung Cancer
Released: 30-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
A New Tool to Help Fight an Old Enemy – Lung Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

In the U.S., lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The primary reason for high death rates for lung cancer is the fact that this disease is typically detected in very late stages. A Rutgers University expert weighs in on new screening resources to combat the disease.

Newswise: September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month
Released: 24-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Sickle cell disease is a common inherited blood disorder, affecting an estimated 100,000 Americans of different racial and ethnic groups. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the importance of early diagnosis and comprehensive management of this disease.

Newswise: Thyroid Cancer 101
Released: 18-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Thyroid Cancer 101
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

While thyroid cancers are common, they may not be as widely understood as other common cancers such as breast or prostate. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the butterfly-shaped gland in the lower neck and how cancer might present there.

Newswise: Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know
Released: 14-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT
Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

During this Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares info on symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Newswise: Prostate Cancer PSA Screening: Finding Clarity in Confusion
Released: 13-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Prostate Cancer PSA Screening: Finding Clarity in Confusion
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

With recent changes in recommendations for PSA testing for prostate cancer, confusion may exist for those considering the screening. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares what one needs to know when discussing the topic with his doctor.

Newswise: Palliative Care: Another Level of Support in the Cancer Journey
Released: 1-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Palliative Care: Another Level of Support in the Cancer Journey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

With word this week that former PGA Tour golfer Jarrod Lyle is transitioning from treatment for acute myeloid leukemia to palliative care, one might wonder what that form of care entails. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about that part of the cancer journey.

Newswise: Checking in (and Checking up) on Dad this Father’s Day
Released: 14-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Checking in (and Checking up) on Dad this Father’s Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Instead of another tie or tools, give the gift of good health this Father’s Day. As Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey experts note, it’s as simple as encouraging regular health screenings to protect against cancer.

Newswise: Sun Safety:  Planning is Your Best Protection
Released: 24-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT
Sun Safety: Planning is Your Best Protection
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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.

Newswise: A Closer Look at the Association Between Breast Implants and an Uncommon Form of Cancer
Released: 28-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT
A Closer Look at the Association Between Breast Implants and an Uncommon Form of Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 Jersey’s Andrew Evens, DO, MSc, FACP, shares some insight.

Newswise: Peritoneal Mesothelioma: What Is It?
Released: 20-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Peritoneal Mesothelioma: What Is It?
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 known risk factor to the development of mesothelioma. A Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more about this type of cancer.

Newswise: March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Released: 2-Mar-2018 1:20 PM EST
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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.

Newswise: Colorectal Cancer Research and Prevention:  Innovation, Progress and Promise
Released: 27-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
Colorectal Cancer Research and Prevention: Innovation, Progress and Promise
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 colorectal cancer. So say the directors of both Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Cancer Institute at University Hospital.

Newswise: Cervical Cancer Awareness
Released: 30-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
Cervical Cancer Awareness
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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.

Newswise: Avoid the Holiday Food Trap
Released: 27-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EST
Avoid the Holiday Food Trap
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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.

Newswise: Lung Cancer Awareness Saves Lives
Released: 14-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST
Lung Cancer Awareness Saves Lives
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 tobacco-free lifestyle are key.

Newswise: Bridging Health Equity in Our Communities
Released: 18-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT
Bridging Health Equity in Our Communities
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 services. Health disparities researcher Jennifer Tsui, PhD of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares some insight.

Newswise: Finding Library Services in Non-Traditional Spaces
Released: 7-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Finding Library Services in Non-Traditional Spaces
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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.

Newswise: Caring for the Caregiver
Released: 2-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST
Caring for the Caregiver
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 Jersey’s Social Work Department share some tips on how caregivers can keep their bodies and minds healthy – without breaking the bank or spending a lot of time – in order to provide the best care for the patient.

Newswise: Drawing the Line on Tanning Bed Use by Teens
Released: 21-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST
Drawing the Line on Tanning Bed Use by Teens
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 some insight into the topic.

Newswise: What Is the Color of the Lung Cancer Ribbon?
Released: 13-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST
What Is the Color of the Lung Cancer Ribbon?
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 thoracic oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, explains.

Newswise: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Discuss Smoking Dangers for ‘Kick Butts Day’
Released: 14-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Discuss Smoking Dangers for ‘Kick Butts Day’
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 efforts, the development of lung cancer and other health effects of smoking.

Newswise: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Celebrates National Library Week: April 14 - 20
Released: 11-Apr-2013 11:00 AM EDT
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Celebrates National Library Week: April 14 - 20
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 Learning Center, which provides a source of comfort and information for many patients and family members unfamiliar with the many aspects of cancer.

Newswise: Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Discuss Testicular Cancer Awareness
Released: 25-Mar-2013 8:00 AM EDT
Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Discuss Testicular Cancer Awareness
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 disease, which, according to the National Cancer Institute, is the most common cancer among men between ages 20 and 34.

Released: 26-Feb-2013 8:00 AM EST
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Available for Comment
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 making experts available to discuss risk factors, treatment and prevention options surrounding colorectal cancer.

Newswise: Give the Gift of Life and Donate Blood This Holiday Season
Released: 30-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST
Give the Gift of Life and Donate Blood This Holiday Season
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 during the holiday season when donor turnout usually takes a plunge because of inclement weather, busy shopping schedules, and the arrival of flu season. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to comment on the importance and uses of blood donations.

Released: 24-Oct-2012 8:00 AM EDT
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 as treatment and prevention options, during this National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Newswise: NJ Experts Discuss Genetics, Latest Treatments and Prevention Methods During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Released: 13-Sep-2012 9:00 AM EDT
NJ Experts Discuss Genetics, Latest Treatments and Prevention Methods During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 latest surgical techniques, and breast cancer disparities are among the topics. Some 227,000 women nationwide will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and while the disease affects mostly women, men also can be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Newswise: September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Released: 27-Aug-2012 2:30 PM EDT
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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 this year, with 32,000 deaths. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss the risks, treatments and prevention options surrounding prostate cancer during September, which is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Released: 27-Aug-2012 2:00 PM EDT
September Is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. Sickle cell disease is a common inherited blood disorder, affecting an estimated 90,000 to 100,000 Americans. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey -- which has a comprehensive program for sickle cell patients -- is making experts available to comment on the condition as well as the latest options in treatment for sickle cell patients.

Released: 23-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT
August Is Palliative Care and Cancer Pain Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Palliative care is a growing research area that involves the control of pain and other symptoms, and of psychological, social and spiritual approaches to improving patient comfort. That is why The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Newswise: All those Beach Days Could Spell Trouble for Your Skin
Released: 15-May-2012 9:00 AM EDT
All those Beach Days Could Spell Trouble for Your Skin
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As Memorial Day Weekend and the start of summer beach season fast approach, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss the risks of developing skin cancer and what steps can be taken to prevent it.

Newswise: Celebrate the Healthy Way this Memorial Day Weekend
Released: 15-May-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Celebrate the Healthy Way this Memorial Day Weekend
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As many prepare to fire up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, experts from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey are offering tips on healthy summer nutrition habits and cooking methods that can be an important part of cancer prevention.

Newswise: April 15 - 21 is National Minority Cancer Awareness Week
Released: 30-Mar-2012 8:00 AM EDT
April 15 - 21 is National Minority Cancer Awareness Week
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available during National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 15 to 21) to discuss risk factors, treatment and prevention options for the various types of cancers that are more prevalent among ethnic and racial minority groups. This week is highlighted by health entities across the country because of high cancer rates and deaths among these populations living in the United States.

Newswise: April 1 – 7 is Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
Released: 29-Mar-2012 9:00 AM EDT
April 1 – 7 is Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

While celebrity figures including Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton and Tom Green have brought their own brand of awareness to testicular cancer in recent years, cancer education advocates across the nation will also be shining a spotlight on this disease during Testicular Cancer Awareness Week (April 1 – 7). The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss various aspects of this disease, which is the most common cancer among men between ages 20 and 34.

Newswise: ‘Kick Butts Day:’  Experts Address Dangers of Smoking Including Lung Cancer
Released: 12-Mar-2012 8:00 AM EDT
‘Kick Butts Day:’ Experts Address Dangers of Smoking Including Lung Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

In an attempt to reduce the number of young people who smoke, youth nationwide will speak up and take action against tobacco use in hundreds of events on March 21, for the 17th Annual Kick Butts Day, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Experts at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the UMDNJ-School of Public Health are available for comment on cessation efforts, the development of lung cancer and other health effects of smoking.

Released: 28-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST
March is National Social Work Month: Oncology Social Workers Discuss Unique Support for Cancer Patients
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cancer patients and their families often face such issues as coping with treatment and side-effects; adjusting to changes in the body, relationships and work; making health care decisions and adapting to life after treatment. With the assistance and caring efforts of oncology social workers, patients and families can effectively cope throughout the cancer experience. During this National Professional Social Work Month (March), experts from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey are available to discuss the unique support provided by oncology social workers.

Released: 27-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is making experts available to discuss risk factors, treatment and prevention options surrounding this disease, which is expected to result in 143,000 new cases nationwide this year.

Released: 24-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST
Experts Address Cancer Prevention During National Nutrition Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

March is National Nutrition Month®. “Get Your Plate in Shape” is the national theme for this year’s month-long reminder that good nutrition is essential for your heath. Experts from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey will be available to discuss the importance of a healthy diet and its role in cancer prevention.


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