Chief Scientific Officer of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Receives Cancer Research Award

March 28, 2011

New Brunswick, N.J.– In recognition of efforts made in cancer therapeutic research, Joseph R. Bertino, MD, chief scientific officer at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), has been honored with The Jeffrey A. Gottlieb Memorial Award sponsored by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The Jeffrey A. Gottlieb Memorial Award, established in 1975, recognizes physicians and scientists who have made outstanding contributions to cancer therapeutic research.  The award was created to honor the memory of Dr. Jeffrey A. Gottlieb, who made exceptional advances in the field of chemotherapy before losing his personal battle with cancer in 1975.

Dr. Bertino, a university professor of medicine and pharmacology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the author or co-author of more than 400 scientific publications. The Franklin Township (Somerset County) resident is currently leading his laboratory in developing new treatments for patients with cancer, and in particular, drugs that specifically target tumor stem cells.

About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey ( is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life.  To make a tax-deductible gift to support CINJ, call 732-235-8614 or visit CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The CINJ Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. System Partner: Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital). Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital, and Cooper University Hospital. Affiliate Hospitals: CentraState Healthcare System, JFK Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton), Somerset Medical Center, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate

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