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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Connection, August 2012

Your link to the latest news on research, treatment, prevention and education from the state's only

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Head of Radiation Oncology at CINJ Selected as President-Elect of ASTRO


Bruce G. Haffty, MD

Bruce G. Haffty, MD, who is a professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and New Jersey Medical School, has been selected as president-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) -- the largest radiation oncology society in the world. Dr. Haffty, who is also the chief of Radiation Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, is internationally recognized for his clinical expertise in breast cancer and his clinical and translational research in radiation oncology. He will begin four years of service in ASTRO's top leadership this fall.Read more

Sunburn a Common Result of Indoor Tanning by College-Aged Females


Indoor Tanning Study

Controversy remains over the risks involved with indoor tanning, especially in children and young adults. Since sunburn serves as a marker for excessive and skin-cell damaging ultraviolet (UV) exposure -- which can eventually lead to the development of skin cancer -- investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, led by CINJ behavioral scientist Jerod Stapleton, PhD, took a closer look at a college-aged sample of females and their indoor tanning habits. What they found was that sunburn was a frequently reported experience by these young women when they engaged in this activity, thus citing a need for interventions.Read more

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Offered by CINJ and RWJUH


prostate cancer screenings

In recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and its flagship hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital once again are teaming up to provide free prostate cancer screenings to men across the state. Over the past six years, nearly 3,000 men have been tested, with more than 700 men participating last year alone. This year's screenings will be held September 18, 19 and 20. To register call 1-888-MD-RWJUH (1-888-637-9584).Read more

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