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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health Leader Recognized as NJBIZ 2021 Healthcare Hero

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Director Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, who is also senior vice president of oncology services at RWJBarnabas Health and vice chancellor for cancer programs for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, has been...
13-Jul-2021 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Phage Display-Based Gene Delivery: A Viable Platform Technology for COVID-19 Vaccine Design and Development

Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have demonstrated that a technology with favorable...
7-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Break Ground on Jack & Sheryl Morris Cancer Center

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, in partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), broke ground on the state’s...
24-Jun-2021 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute researchers shortlisted for Cancer Grand Challenges funding

A diverse, global team of scientists led by a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey leader has been selected for the final stages of Cancer Grand Challenges – with a chance of securing a share of $111 million in funding to take on one of...
22-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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Protecting your Heart Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

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...
21-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT

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Experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Comment on the National Cancer Institute’s Annual Report to the Nation

13-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT

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Frequently Asked Questions on Staying Safe in the Sun

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.
13-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT

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Experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Comment on Lifestyle Changes for Cancer Prevention

28-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT

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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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