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Newswise: Protecting your Heart Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
Released: 21-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Protecting your Heart Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Therapies such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and other novel targeted treatments that are used to combat many cancers have the potential to contribute to cardiac toxicity. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert sheds light on the field of Cardo-Oncology, which focuses on the prevention and treatment of cardiac-related issues in cancer patients.

Newswise: Frequently Asked Questions on Staying Safe in the Sun
Released: 13-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Frequently Asked Questions on Staying Safe in the Sun
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Ultraviolet rays from the sun can be harmful and damaging to our skin. While skin cancer can be detrimental, it is also highly preventable. Skin cancer expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute answers common questions to protect yourself from the sun.

Newswise: The Unique Role of the Oncology Nurse: Lifelong Learning, Healing and Helping
Released: 10-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT
The Unique Role of the Oncology Nurse: Lifelong Learning, Healing and Helping
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Oncology nursing is a unique specialty that requires specific knowledge of the biological and psychosocial dimensions of cancer and its effects on individuals and families. Oncology nurse at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares more on the role of oncology nurses and the importance of the oncology nurse certification.

Newswise: Understanding Brain Tumors
Released: 6-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Understanding Brain Tumors
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

To better understand brain cancer, neuro-oncologist Michael E. Salacz, MD, director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and associate professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shares some basic information on types of brain tumors, risk factors and treatment options.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Seeking Therapeutic Strategies against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Autophagy
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Autophagy is a process where a cell eats itself to maintain cellular metabolism during metabolic stress.

Released: 6-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
With Testicular Cancer, Being Proactive is Key
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

To highlight testicular cancer awareness month, an expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey addresses the basics of testicular cancer and the importance of self checks and talking to your doctor.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Cancer Education Web Resources for Patients, Families and the Community Available
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

During National Library Week, Rutgers Cancer Institute's medical librarian shares how cancer patients as well as members of the community who are seeking disease specific information are able to access the information they need beyond physical books.

Newswise: Kidney Cancer: 5 Things You Need to Know
Released: 8-Mar-2021 9:45 AM EST
Kidney Cancer: 5 Things You Need to Know
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Nearly 74,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer in the United States this year according to the American Cancer Society.

Newswise: Shedding light on the Forgotten Cancer
Released: 23-Feb-2021 8:40 AM EST
Shedding light on the Forgotten Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute expert sheds light on sarcoma for rare disease day.

Newswise: Our Role in Beating Cancer Together in New Jersey and Beyond
Released: 4-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
Our Role in Beating Cancer Together in New Jersey and Beyond
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

This year’s theme for World Cancer Day 2021 — “Together, all our actions matter” — calls for individuals to reflect on the idea that collaboration and collective action make us stronger in the fight against cancer and spreads the powerful message that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of the disease. At Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in partnership with RWJBaranabas Health, experts are always working toward the goal of helping individuals fight cancer through onsite research, clinical trials and collaborations with teams locally and across the globe. Learn more about how.

Newswise: Protect Your Cervical Health
Released: 7-Jan-2021 10:05 AM EST
Protect Your Cervical Health
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Expert from the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information about cervical health to highlight cervical health awareness month.

Newswise: Make your Health a Priority in 2021
Released: 28-Dec-2020 8:30 AM EST
Make your Health a Priority in 2021
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute Expert shares ways to start fresh in 2021 by making resolutions that prioritize a healthy lifestyle and help prevent cancer and other chronic conditions.

Newswise: More Joy, Less Stress: Coping With Cancer through the Holiday Season
Released: 7-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
More Joy, Less Stress: Coping With Cancer through the Holiday Season
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The holiday season can be challenging for those impacted by cancer. This time may be especially demanding and draining, creating mixed emotions and added stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provides some strategies to consider for less stress this holiday season.

Newswise: From the Bench: Taking Steps toward New Lung Cancer Therapies
Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
From the Bench: Taking Steps toward New Lung Cancer Therapies
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, together with RWJBarnabas Health, has the tools and experts to provide exceptional care and conduct cutting-edge research to advance our understanding of lung cancer and pave the way for new therapies. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more on the latest research in lung cancer.

Newswise: Facing New Challenges: Caregiving, Cancer, and COVID
Released: 19-Nov-2020 8:55 AM EST
Facing New Challenges: Caregiving, Cancer, and COVID
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

November is National Family Caregivers month, a time to recognize those who play an important role in helping a loved one through their cancer journey. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers for cancer patients might feel that this role has become more difficult. Experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute share some insight.

Newswise: Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment
Released: 17-Nov-2020 8:10 AM EST
Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect and treat, so researchers are continually advancing working on understanding of the disease through research. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares an overview of research and treatment advances for pancreatic cancer.

Newswise: Pancreatic Cancer 101: Understanding the Basics
Released: 17-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
Pancreatic Cancer 101: Understanding the Basics
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert addresses what you should know about pancreatic cancer including risks, symptoms and treatment.

Newswise: Learning more about Pancreatic Cancer
Released: 9-Nov-2020 9:30 AM EST
Learning more about Pancreatic Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

With the recent passing of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert explains pancreatic cancer and the progress being made with this disease through research and clinical trials.

Newswise: Highlighting the Unique Role of the Oncology Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician
Released: 19-Oct-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Highlighting the Unique Role of the Oncology Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

With specialized knowledge about medications and how they work to fight cancer, oncology pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in patient care and research.

Newswise: Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Released: 8-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute expert highlights triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), and aggressive subtype of breast cancer with a high prevalence among younger African American women and those of African descent.

Newswise: The Future of Breast Cancer Care is Here
Released: 6-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT
The Future of Breast Cancer Care is Here
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Breast cancer care has changed in a myriad of ways thanks to advances in research, targeted therapies, and more personalized approaches to treatment. Rutgers Cancer Institute breast expert shares more about how the future of breast cancer care is here.

Newswise: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
Released: 25-Sep-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Sickle cell disease is a lifelong inherited disorder of the red blood cells that poses many challenges for the people and families living with it. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more on the basics of sickle cell disease and how the illness is managed.

Newswise: Tackling Breast Cancer with Screening and Prevention
Released: 24-Sep-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Tackling Breast Cancer with Screening and Prevention
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

While researchers continue to make advances in breast cancer detection and treatment, one of the best ways to tackle the disease is through early detection and screening. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more about risk factors, warning signs, and screening.

Newswise: Thyroid Cancer: Small Gland, Big Impact
Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Thyroid Cancer: Small Gland, Big Impact
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The thyroid is a key part of the endocrine system, a small gland at the base of your neck that produces a hormone that helps control your body's metabolism. One of the most common and treatable cancers in the United States is thyroid cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert discusses research and treatment for this disease.

Newswise: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Embracing Prostate Health All Year Long
Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Embracing Prostate Health All Year Long
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

While we give our attention to prostate cancer during the month of September, men and their loved ones should be proactive about prostate health all year long. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares the importance of being aware of risks and symptoms, regularly seeing your health care provider, and the latest in research.

Newswise: What Every Woman Should Know About Preventing Gynecologic Cancers
Released: 15-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
What Every Woman Should Know About Preventing Gynecologic Cancers
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The best defense against gynecologic cancer starts with preventative measures. When cancer is detected early, there is a better chance of having more effective treatment and better outcomes. While there is not a single screening test for all gynecologic cancers, learn about the ones that do exist.

Newswise: Meeting the Challenge: COVID-19 and Back to School
Released: 31-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Meeting the Challenge: COVID-19 and Back to School
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As back-to-school is right around the corner, parents may have questions about how COVID-19 impacts children, especially if your child or a loved one in your home is immunosuppressed due to treatment for cancer or other health conditions. An expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey addresses some of these concerns.

Newswise: National Grief Awareness Day
Released: 24-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
National Grief Awareness Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day, a day created to raise awareness about the many ways we as humans cope with grief. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares how cancer patients and their friends and family experience grief and loss around the cancer experience.

Newswise: What Does it Mean to be An NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Released: 17-Aug-2020 8:35 AM EDT
What Does it Mean to be An NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designation reserved for those cancer centers who meet the highest of standards in research, treatment, prevention and education. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert explains why this distinction sets Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health apart.

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.


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