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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Connection, May 2015
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Frequent Indoor Tanning among N.J. Teens Shows Smoking and Social Media Correlation

 

Coups

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows more than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and many would find it hard to stop the practice. Elliot Coups, PhD, behavioral scientist at the Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and colleagues also found that frequent indoor tanners were more likely to smoke and to engage in social media activities related to indoor tanning.Learn more

Join us at the 2015 Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

 

survivors day

Join us as we 'celebrate life' at our annual cancer Survivors Day event on Sunday, June 7th at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Explore the future of cancer research and treatment with a tour of our research laboratories followed by lunch and "The Miracle of Optimism: Change Your Perspective, Transform Your Life" with keynote speaker Kevin Touhey, motivational speaker, former University of Pennsylvania Men's Basketball Assistant Coach, and cancer survivor. The event is free for survivors and their guest, but registration is required. To learn more or to register visit www.cinj.org/survivorsday.

A Frequent Genomic Alteration is Identified in a Rare Subset of Breast Cancer

 

Hirshfield

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows genomic profiling identifies genomic mutations in a gene associated with a rare subset of breast cancer - mutations that cannot otherwise be identified with standard clinical analysis of cells and tissue. Lead author Kim M. Hirshfield, MD, PhD, breast medical oncologist at the Cancer Institute and assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and colleagues say the findings could have therapeutic implications specific to this rare form of the disease.Learn more

Rutgers Cancer Institute Nurses Design Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

 

transitions

Responding to tremendous clinical growth at their center and the desire for nursing professionals to be well versed in oncology practice, nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey developed a specialized Advanced Practice Nursing Fellowship Program to address these needs. Cancer Institute nurse Tracy Krimmel, MSN, AOCN, APRN-BC, and colleagues presented the work at the recent Oncology Nursing Society's Annual Congress.Learn more

A New Lease on Life for Prostate Tissue

 

Sabaawy

What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident member Hatem Sabaawy, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and colleagues say the development of human organoid prostate models could have implications for how future therapy is guided for some of this population.Learn more

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