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Newswise: New Jersey’s First National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Awarded to Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium

Article ID: 717695

New Jersey’s First National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Awarded to Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium

Atlantic Health System

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Atlantic Health System as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As New Jersey’s first and only NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery and treatment studies with leading health care systems across the state.

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21-Aug-2019 8:45 AM EDT
Newswise: First Surgery with ROSA® Brain Robot in New Jersey 
Performed at Overlook Medical Center

Article ID: 716075

First Surgery with ROSA® Brain Robot in New Jersey Performed at Overlook Medical Center

Atlantic Health System

The first surgery in New Jersey using the ROSA Brain robot was performed by Ronald Benitez, MD, chief of endovascular neurosurgery, Overlook Medical Center. Conventional brain surgery for epilepsy requires a craniotomy. Using ROSA Brain, surgeons make tiny holes in the skull through which they insert electrodes to record brain activity and help pinpoint exactly which part of the brain is responsible for seizures. The robot can also assist in deep brain stimulation, trans-nasal and ventricular endoscopy, and brain biopsies.

Released:
29-Jul-2019 4:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714270

New Jersey Hospital Helps Pioneer Unique Personalized Immunotherapy for Metastatic Melanoma

Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Melanoma Center is among the nation’s leading cancer programs participating in the clinical trials of a new type of personalized immunotherapy known as TIL (tumor infiltrating lymphocyte) therapy, in which the patient’s own immune system cells are removed from his/her tumor, treated with an immune booster and then infused back into the patient, along with a medication that stimulates the immune system. Iovance Biotherapeutics is developing TIL therapy for soild tumors and is currently conducting the pivotal study innovaTIL-01 in patients with metastatic melanoma. Atlantic Melanoma Center at Morristown Medical Center is the only site in New Jersey to treat patients with this unique experimental therapy.

Released:
14-Jun-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Atlantic Health System Physicians Co-Author Studies to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Article ID: 713769

Atlantic Health System Physicians Co-Author Studies to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Atlantic Health System

Studies to be presented at the ASCO meeting are co-authored by research oncologists Eric Whitman, MD; Missak Haigentz, MD; and Angela Alistar, MD. Their ASCO studies include: two separate studies looking at TILS therapy and Keytruda for advanced melanoma; immunotherapy for metastatic head and neck cancer; treatment for recurrent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma; and a combination of CPI-613 -- a new type of medication, pioneered by Dr. Alistar, known as an altered energy metabolism drug -- with 5-FU in treating metastatic colorectal cancer.

Released:
31-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT
Newswise: RAPID® Imaging Platform Expands Options for Speedy Stroke Treatment at Atlantic Health System Neuroscience

Article ID: 713650

RAPID® Imaging Platform Expands Options for Speedy Stroke Treatment at Atlantic Health System Neuroscience

Atlantic Health System

RAPID provides the most advanced brain imaging to stroke experts. The platform is noteworthy for its ability to shave time from the treatment decision-making process: Images are transmitted from patients’ CTA (computed tomography angiography) and CTP (computed tomography perfusion) to hospital systems and physicians’ smart phones within just minutes.

Released:
30-May-2019 12:40 AM EDT
Newswise: Study Shows Simply Listening to Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

Article ID: 711568

Study Shows Simply Listening to Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

Atlantic Health System

Morristown Medical Center Team Finds Listening to Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

Released:
18-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 711004

Kids Vitamin D Levels Improve When Docs Do This

Atlantic Health System

Morristown Medical Center Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Finds Obtaining Vitamin D Levels in Children with Fractures Improves Compliance

Released:
9-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Study Finds These Furry Friends Calm Kids in the Hospital

Article ID: 710721

Study Finds These Furry Friends Calm Kids in the Hospital

Atlantic Health System

Morristown Medical Center Nursing Research Team Finds Pet Therapy Visits Reduce Anxiety in Hospitalized Children

Released:
3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Atlantic Health System’s Dr. Linda Gillam Recognized with Second Top Honor from American College of Cardiology

Article ID: 709945

Atlantic Health System’s Dr. Linda Gillam Recognized with Second Top Honor from American College of Cardiology

Atlantic Health System

Dr. Gillam presented with Master of the ACC Award at ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session; was recognized in 2018 as Gifted Educator of the Year

Released:
20-Mar-2019 10:55 AM EDT

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