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Pride, Progress and Breaking down Barriers: LGBTQ+ Cancer Concerns

A person with cancer who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or non-binary may have unique concerns about communicating with their cancer care team, navigating the healthcare system and coping with their diagnosis. An expert from...
2-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Identifying Potential Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) recently discovered a phage display-based approach to halt tumor growth that could be used to treat triple-negative breast cancer – considered the...
1-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health to Present Extensive, Wide-Ranging New Cancer Research Data at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a leader in cutting-edge clinical trials and health outcomes analyses and a designated Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, together with RWJBarnabas Health, today announced that data...
19-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Greatest Gift for Mom: Health and Wellness

Now more than ever, we are reminded that health and wellness should always be a top priority. National Women’s Health Month and Mother’s Day, both celebrated in May, are important reminders that women can take control of their health by making...
4-May-2021 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What is Bladder Cancer?

The bladder, a part of the urinary system, is a hollow organ in the pelvis with the primary function of storing and then eliminating urine that drains into it from the kidney. Cancer of the bladder develops when abnormal cells in the bladder start...
3-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer: Heeding the Call to Action

Public health officials and researchers have become increasingly concerned about the health risks posed by indoor tanning. Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey recently addressed the importance of increasing efforts to limit indoor...
28-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Leader Elected as a Member to the National Academy of Sciences

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Deputy Director, Chief Scientific Officer, and Associate Director for Basic Research Eileen White, PhD, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). She is among 120 members elected this year in...
27-Apr-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$9 Million Contract from National Cancer Institute Awarded for NJ State Cancer Registry

The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR), under the direction of the State Department of Health in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been awarded a seven-year, $9,085,109 contract (75N91021D00009) from the National...
27-Apr-2021 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Available for Comment during Men’s Health Month

7-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT

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The Unique Role of the Oncology Nurse: Lifelong Learning, Healing and Helping

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...
10-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT

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Understanding Brain Tumors

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...
6-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Available for Comment on Research Topics during National Cancer Research Month

29-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT

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Experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Comment on Skin Cancer and Sun Protection

29-Apr-2021 1:40 PM EDT

Seeking Therapeutic Strategies against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Autophagy

Autophagy is a process where a cell eats itself to maintain cellular metabolism during metabolic stress.
12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Address Updated CDC Surface Cleaning Guidelines

6-Apr-2021 9:55 AM EDT

With Testicular Cancer, Being Proactive is Key

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.
6-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT

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As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI) – designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s team of internationally recognized physicians and researchers is driven by a singular focus and mission, to help individuals fight cancer. Through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, we target cancer with precision medicine, immunotherapy and clinical trials and provide the most advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate world-class cancer care to adults and children. This mission is being accomplished in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health. Rutgers Cancer Institute physicians and scientists work side by side to make sure the most sophisticated treatments are delivered to our patients quickly and safely - the future of cancer treatments today.

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