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

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CINJ Research Shows Traditional Breast Cancer Staging Models May Need to be Redefined

 

Michelle Azu

Research from investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), UMDNJ-School of Public Health and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, indicates that tumor size stratified by age, race and hormone receptor status helps predict survival in node-negative breast cancer patients. With this information, researchers say the current breast cancer staging system in patients whose cancer has not spread to nearby lymph nodes can be enhanced, and that this may be useful in allowing clinicians to more accurately predict outcomes for these patients.Read more

$100K Award from Hugs for Brady Foundation will Support Pediatric Cancer Research at CINJ

 

Hugs for Brady

Recognizing a great need to support pediatric cancer research, the Hugs for Brady Foundation has made a $100,000 commitment to fund the Hugs for Brady Young Investigator Award in pediatric hematology/oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The award will provide a two-year grant to a young academic physician or scientist who shows exceptional ability and promise for doing innovative pediatric cancer research.Read more

CINJ Oncology Nurse Shares Expertise on Symptom Management at National Conference

 

Leah Scaramuzzo

Improving patient care and optimizing patient outcomes are continuing goals of oncology nurses -- goals that are usually achievable through enhanced nursing education. Nursing education not only comes through formal higher education programs, but also from peer level experts in the field. At the Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) being held this week in New Orleans, a member of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's nursing leadership will be sharing her expertise with thousands of oncology nurses from around the country.Read more

Plans Announced for CINJ's Celebration of National Cancer
Survivors Day

 

Survivors Day 2012

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey will celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at CINJ. The program, "iSurvive...iThrive" will be a morning of informative educational sessions about healthy lifestyles and the importance of technology in cancer advances followed by an interactive lunch with a live cooking demonstration. There is no cost to attend the event but, registration is required.Read more

Come Walk to Support CINJ and Pancreatic Cancer Research

 

Pancreatic Cancer Walk

Lace up your shoes and grab a friend! On Saturday, June 9, the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Office of Health Services are hosting the 2012 Pancreatic Cancer Walk. The event, which aims to promote cancer awareness and prevention, will benefit pancreatic cancer research at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Learn how to register for the walk, which is being held at Roosevelt Park in Edison.Read more

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