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Cancer Prevention and Control: Exploring Progress and Looking Ahead

n a recent paper, investigators from Rutgers University including Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School recently addressed the progress of behavioral and preventative...
30-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Managing Holiday Stress with Cancer: Top 10 Tips for Patients and Families

The hustle and bustle of the #holiday season often brings stress. Rutgers Cancer Institute social workers Gabrielle Alvarez and Samantha Campanella share some practical tips to minimize stress when coping with cancer during this holiday season.
22-Nov-2021 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Germline Testing: Exploring How DNA Impacts Cancer Risk and Treatment

Germline testing checks an eligible person's DNA for genetic inherited mutations that could potentially increase the risk of developing cancers or other health problems. Rutgers Cancer Institute experts share about their work on germline testing...
17-Nov-2021 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pancreatic Cysts, Cancer and Awareness: Answers from an Expert

Russell Langan, MD, surgical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, chief of Surgical Oncology and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood...
10-Nov-2021 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Confronting Disparities in Lung Cancer

Compared with all other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, Black people are disproportionally more affected by lung cancer. Sharon R. Pine, PhD, a resident member of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, associate professor of...
10-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Supporting Cancer Caregivers: Perspective from an Oncology Nurse

Being a caregiver can be challenging for all but, especially for a person with cancer. Emotional support help with medical care and serving as the communicator between the patient and health care team are just a few of these challenges. Arlene D....
10-Nov-2021 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health Launch State’s First Home Infusion Program

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health have partnered with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to launch a collaborative pilot program which provides oncology care to eligible patients in the comfort of their own home...
8-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Abdominal Fat Linked to Worse Outcomes for Black Breast Cancer Survivors

Findings from a recent population based cohort study published online in JAMA Oncology show that Black women diagnosed with breast cancer who also have central obesity, which means excess body fat in the abdominal area, were more likely to die from...
23-Sep-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment are Saving More Lives

The outlook for patients diagnosed with breast cancer has been changing for the better over time thanks to surgical advances, clinical trials & a more personalized treatment approach. Dr. Lindsay Potdevin, surgical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer...
22-Sep-2021 4:20 PM EDT

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A Consensus View: Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Bruce Haffty, MD, MS, chair of Radiation Oncology and associate vice chancellor for Cancer Programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, shares insight on proton therapy, a unique type of radiation treatment, for breast cancer.
21-Sep-2021 4:20 PM EDT

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Addressing the COVID Impact: Mammograms and Moving Forward

Mammograms are the most effective breast cancer screening tool. Rutgers Cancer Institute's Dr. Deborah Toppmeyer addresses the importance of mammograms, impact of screening due to COVID-19 & how we are moving forward.
21-Sep-2021 3:05 PM EDT

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Blood Cancer Cures and Care: Addressing Leukemia and Lymphoma

Kevin David, MD the director of the lymphoma program and a hematologist/oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information about leukemias and lymphomas for blood cancer awareness month.
9-Sep-2021 10:10 AM EDT

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Understanding Good Prostate Health for Cancer Prevention

Tina Mayer, MD, medical oncologist in the Prostate Cancer Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and an associate professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shares information about prostate health.
8-Sep-2021 2:05 PM EDT

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Women’s Wellness: Types of Gynecologic Cancers and their Warning Signs

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Rutgers Cancer institute of New Jersey Gynecologic Oncology Chief Dr. James Aikins reminds women about the types of gynecologic cancers and their warning signs
8-Sep-2021 9:35 AM EDT

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Understanding Emotional Health and Childhood Cancer

Karen Long-Traynor, PhD, clinical psychologist in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, addresses the psychological effects of childhood cancer on children and their families.
7-Sep-2021 9:25 AM EDT

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Expert Available for Comment on Disparities in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

24-Aug-2021 3:15 PM EDT

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