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February 2017
The latest news on research, treatment, prevention and education from the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Wenwei Hu, PhD

$1.8M Grant Aids Exploration of Chronic Stress Role in Cancer Development

A five-year, $1.8 million grant (R01CA203965) from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident research member Wenwei Hu, PhD, will support exploration on how chronic stress impacts cancer development. Dr. Hu, who is also an associate professor of radiation oncology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, aims to identify molecular targets that would disrupt the effect of chronic stress on cancer development.

NJTV

Shaping and Sharing Our Vision

As part of a recent segment on the 'News with Mary Alice Williams' on NJTV, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Director Steven Libutti, MD, FACS, discussed advances in cancer research and patient care at New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of the conversation, Dr. Libutti, who is also the Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Senior Vice President of Oncology Services for RWJBarnabas Health, also highlighted the importance of clinical partnerships and his vision for integrated cancer care.

Plum Street

A New Location for Busy Clinical Programs

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Brain and Spine Tumors Program, Head and Neck Program, and Advanced Neurosurgery Program have a new home. Beginning in mid-February, patients will have access to innovative patient care at a new campus location on nearby Plum Street in New Brunswick. The programs that specialize in the treatment of head and neck cancers as well as brain and spine tumors, along with non-cancer diagnoses, feature experts including neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists all in one location.

Ruth Stephenson, DO, FACOG

Cervical Cancer: A Preventable Disease

In January, the nation's 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, came together in support of recently updated HPV vaccination recommendations. Rutgers Cancer Institute gynecologic oncologist Ruth Stephenson, DO, FACOG, who is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shares insight on how this vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer.