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$2.4 Million Grant to Study Autophagy Defect Explored in Hereditary Breast Cancer Awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute Researchers


Xia and White

Bing Xia, PhD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School associate professor of radiation oncology and pharmacology, and Eileen P. White, PhD, Cancer Institute of New Jersey associate director for basic science and Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, have been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. The R01 grant will support exploration of the relationship between the cellular-survival mechanism of autophagy and tumor suppression function in hereditary breast cancers. The aim is to model the autophagy defect in PALB2 and in BRCA1- and BRCA2-associated breast cancers and test the potential of blocking autophagy for the prevention and treatment of these cancers..Learn more

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Physicians Named Among 'Tops' for Cancer Care


Top Docs

Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named as a 'Top Doctor for Cancer Care' as part of Inside Jersey magazine's annual list of the state's top physicians for cancer care. Based on peer surveys, attributes such as board certification, clinical skills, training, administrative posts and other criteria are reviewed and assessed by a physician-led research team. Cancer Institute of New Jersey physicians on this year's list are also faculty members at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and practice at the Cancer Institute's Flagship Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.Find out who is on the list

Young Investigator Award Given to Radiation Oncology Chief Resident



David Mulvihill, MD, chief resident of radiation oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, received a Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Mulvihill was recognized at the ASCO Annual Meeting and received a $50,000 grant to support his study of childhood radiation exposure and subsequent cancer risk.Learn more

Taking a BOLD Step



Sponsored by the Val Skinner Foundation, high school students from BOLD Actions are holding a 5K fun run/walk on August 16 to raise funds and cancer awareness for the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The LIFE (LPGA pros In the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer) Center is dedicated to the needs of young women with breast cancer and to educating young people about breast cancer prevention. One of those education programs includes the BOLD (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) Summer Camp at the Cancer Institute.Learn more

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