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

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

National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center



A Giving Spirit at Exit 109


Hope Concert

There's nothing like coming 'home' for the holidays, and that's what a number of the Garden State's most notable musicians did in recently performing a special concert to support the incredible work being done at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). Under the musical direction of Jersey Shore notable Bobby Bandiera and headlined by Jon Bon Jovi, the Hope Concert V featured a cast of the state's finest musicians, who - along with the host venue, the Count Basie Theatre - donated their services to the cause. Bandiera & the Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, Nicole Atkins, Brian Fallon, and Tim McLone and the Shirleys served up classic hits to an audience of 1,500 and helped raise more than $175,000 for CINJ. (From left) CINJ Foundation Board of Trustees member Ed McKenna, Bobby Bandiera, and Q104.3 radio personality Ken Dashow.

On the Road to a Healthier You!


Healthier You

Nearly half-a-million people die from tobacco-caused disease each year in the U.S. - this includes 11,000 New Jerseyans who are expected to die this year from smoking. With statistics like these, there is no time like the present to start making a change. If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, you have a number of resources at hand. From using medications to reduce cravings and withdrawal to behavioral counseling and making changes in your environment, there are a number of ways to get started. Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, FACP, CINJ member and director of the UMDNJ-Tobacco Dependence Program, shares additional tips in the latest New Brunswick Patch blog on how you can achieve a smoke-free life!Read more

CINJ Foundation Welcomes New Leaders


Lubowitz and Brennan

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation has named Colleen D. Brennan and Michael E. Lubowitz the newest members of its Board of Trustees. Brennan is a Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, which serves approximately 3.6 million members. The co-head of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' New York Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions Department, Lubowitz is a noted attorney, representing public and private companies in a broad range of transactions.Read more

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