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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Connection, December 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

 

 

Research Team Awarded $2.4M to Explore Signaling Proteins in
Cancer Genes

 

White

Eileen White, PhD, associate director for basic science at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and colleagues from Princeton University have been awarded a new five-year, $2.4 million dollar research grant (1R01CA 163591-01) from the National Cancer Institute. The funding will support research to identify metabolic vulnerabilities of particularly aggressive cancers - those with mutations in the Ras cancer gene. The project aims to identify the 'Achilles heel' in the altered metabolism of cancer cells that are specifically fueled by Ras.Read more

Milestone Reached for Urologic Oncology Chief at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

 

Kim

Marking a major milestone in what has become a fast-growing standard of care in prostate cancer surgery, the chief of urologic oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey has completed his 1,000th robotic prostatectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the Flagship Hospital of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Robotic prostatectomy allows a surgeon to control a set of robotic arms that hold tiny surgical instruments used to remove the patient's cancer. Isaac Kim, MD, PhD, associate professor of surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, performed the operation recently on a Newark man diagnosed with high-risk localized prostate cancer.Read more

Holiday Gift Giving

 

Holiday

It's the holiday season once again. One custom that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit is a gift to your favorite charity. Through the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation, charitable donations turn into gifts of advances in cancer research, improved care for cancer patients, and more holidays for New Jersey families to share together in the future. A gift supporting The Cancer Institute of New Jersey helps further the important role the institute plays in the Garden State!Learn more

 
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