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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Connection, January 2013

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

National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center



Jersey Boys Rock for a Cause


Hope Concert

Just in time to spread some holiday cheer, a "Who's Who" of Garden State rockers turned out to perform at the sixth-annual Hope Concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank last month. Thanks to the efforts of Jersey Shore notable Bobby Bandiera and his band, the all-star line-up for this year's sold-out event, which raised $80,000 for The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, included Jon Bon Jovi, Ben E. King, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, Tim McLoone, and David Bryan among others. (photo by John Cavanaugh).

The Tobacco Dependence Program: Helping Tackle 2013 Resolutions



If 2013 is your year to kick the smoking habit, the Tobacco Dependence Program (TDP) is here to help. Supported by The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, UMDNJ-School of Public Health, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, this program offers the opportunity to meet with trained experts and teaches about the tools that can help you quit smoking or use of other tobacco products. Experts from the Tobacco Dependence Program help create an individualized plan to help tackle the habit.Read more

New Year, New You


David August, MD

With the New Year just beginning, many take the time to reassess their health and take the opportunity to make positive changes, especially when it comes to cancer prevention. Even if you adopt healthy habits, there still remains a significant risk for cancer development. Early detection is a key to minimizing cancer's impact on overall health, and it is the best way to maximize chances of being cured. As David August, MD, chief of surgical oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey explains, regular check-ups and cancer screening tests are a key to maintaining your health and assuring a long and healthy lifeLearn more

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