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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Connection, October 2014
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Rutgers Receives $10 Million Gift to Advance Treatment of Cancer Patients

 

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A $10 million anonymous gift will help transform cancer research at Rutgers University and will enhance collaboration between Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RUCDR Infinite Biologics aimed at helping advance the treatment of patients with rare and resistant cancers that don't respond to standard therapies. The gift will strengthen the university's research and clinical practice of identifying genetic abnormalities that make tumors cancerous and using those details to fine-tune treatment.Learn more

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Docs Named Among 'Tops' in the State

 

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Recognized by colleagues across the state and nation for their expertise and dedication, several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named as a 'Top Doctor' by Inside Jersey magazine. Each year, Inside Jersey releases a list of the state's top physicians in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes America's Top Doctors. The doctors were selected based on peer nominations that highlighted board certification, clinical skills, training, years in practice, achievements and other criteria.Learn more

Clinical Trial Explores Vaccine-Based Treatment for Prostate Cancer

 

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of several worldwide sites to offer a clinical trial examining the investigational vaccine-based treatment PROSTVAC in some prostate cancer patients. Led by Cancer Institute medical oncologist Mark Stein, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the immunotherapy study explores whether PROSTVAC improves survival when combined with another treatment.Learn more

Joining FORCEs

 

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is pleased to be named as the Signature Partner for the American Lung Association's (ALA) LUNG FORCE initiative in the Garden State. In joining forces with ALA, the Cancer Institute is lending a voice to this national initiative to increase awareness about women and lung cancer through educational events.Learn more

Pink Ribbon Bagels Help Raise Awareness

 

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Supporting breast cancer awareness is as easy as picking up a tasty treat at your local Panera Bread Bakery Cafe. Ten cents from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold during the month of October at participating Panera Bread Bakery Cafes in New Jersey and New York City will support breast cancer programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.Learn more

Examining Low Cancer Screening Participation by South Asians

 

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In an effort to learn why South Asians in New Jersey have low participation rates when it comes to some cancer screenings, researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are conducting a study to further explore this issue. The goal is to use the information to develop a program to help increase screening participation by this population.Learn more

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