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American Cancer Society Awards New Research and Training Grant to Rutgers Cancer Institute

 

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The American Cancer Society has awarded Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey a $360,000 Institutional Research Grant to support the training and development of the next generation of cancer researchers at the center. Leadership from Rutgers University and the American Cancer Society recently joined those from Rutgers Cancer Institute for a check presentation from the American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey. Learn more

Researchers Identify a Barrier that Prevents Benign Kidney Tumors from Becoming Cancerous

 

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Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey examining the inner workings of a rare benign kidney tumor has revealed a mechanism to prevent this type of tumor from becoming malignant. Rutgers Cancer Institute Associate Director for Basic Science Eileen White, PhD, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University, and Rutgers Cancer Institute researcher Chang S. Chan, assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, are the co-corresponding authors of the work published in the November 2015 issue of Cell Reports. Shilpy Joshi, PhD, a research associate in Dr. White's laboratory, is the co-lead author.Learn more

Drawing the Line on Tanning Bed Use by Teens

 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently proposed a ban on tanning bed use by those under 18 years of age. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Jerod L. Stapleton, PhD, who is also an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, conducts research that examines why young people frequently engage in indoor tanning. He shares some insight into the topic.Learn more

Rutgers Explores How Smokers Learn about E-Cigarettes

 

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When it comes to learning about the safety of e-cigarettes, physicians are the most trusted source. That's according to research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health, published in the November 2015 issue of Preventive Medicine Reports. Olivia A. Wackowski, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of health education and behavioral science in the Center for Tobacco Studies at Rutgers School of Public Health and member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, co-leader of the Rutgers Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control Program and director of the Center for Tobacco Studies, further explored these sources.Learn more

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