Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait

Providing Exceptional Care and Fostering a Safe Environment for Patients
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Newswise — New Brunswick, N.J., June 1, 2020 –Minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 doesn’t require sacrificing cancer care or preventive services. As New Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the state’s leading authority on cancer, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health are taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for patients, visitors, and staff.

Several guidelines for reducing the spread of the virus have been implemented at our facilities across the state to ensure that patients can continue to receive exceptional care close to home.

These include screening for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry, following strict social distancing measures, prohibiting most visitors, enhancing already rigorous cleaning and disinfecting practices, and mandating a mask or face covering for all patients and staff.

If you are due for a routine cancer screening, don’t delay scheduling an appointment. Postponement of appointments like cancer screenings could result in delayed diagnosis and treatment.

If you have a symptom that concerns you, speak to your primary care physician or oncologist.  Examination of symptoms will allow your physician to address any issues early on when treatment may be more successful.

If you are in the middle of cancer treatment or scheduled to begin soon, you should talk with your oncologist about the risks of delaying therapy. In many cases, the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks of contracting the virus, however, this decision is individualized.

Your cancer care can’t wait. Schedule a consultation or a follow-up appointment with one of our cancer specialists by calling 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376) or visit rwjbh.org/beatcancer.  In-person clinic visits as well as telemedicine appointments are available.

Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, FACP, is the Associate Director for Clinical Services and Director of the Lymphoma Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute; and Medical Director of Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health.




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Proteolytic Enzymes for Covid-19 Studied in 3D for the First Time in Thailand by Chula Biochemists
Chulalongkorn University

A team of biochemists from Chulalongkorn University became the first researchers in Thailand to study proteolytic enzymes for the Covid–19 virus at a molecular level in 3D, possibly leading to the development of Covid–19 treatments.

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UC San Diego Bolsters Aggressive Return to Learn Plan to Prevent Outbreaks on Campus
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego’s nationally recognized, evidence-based Return to Learn program employs a comprehensive suite of education, monitoring, testing, intervention and notification tools that no other university is using. And the program continues to expand—including a recent introduction of weekly self-administered student testing kits, growth of the campus’s wastewater viral monitoring program and widespread use of the cellphone-based CA COVID Notify exposure notification system.

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Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children’s Hospital during the spring 2020 COVID-19 surge and lockdown.

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Study finds COVID-19 hindering US academic productivity of faculty with young children
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The academic productivity of higher education faculty In the United States in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields with very young children suffered as a result of the stay-at-home orders during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine, and the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

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S&T's Biometric Technology Rally focused on the ability of acquisition systems and matching algorithms to recognize travelers without asking them to remove their masks, thereby reducing risk for frontline workers.

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