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July 2018
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Top Docs

'Tops' in Oncology Care

Several physicians from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have recently been named as a 'Top Doctor' by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes resource guides on top healthcare professionals across the nation. Attributes such as training, board certification, clinical skills, leadership posts and other criteria were reviewed for this distinction. The listings were published in several magazines throughout the East Coast.

LIFE Event

With Gratitude

A $475,000 donation was announced by Val Skinner and the Val Skinner Foundation to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey for breast cancer education and awareness initiatives. The monies were raised during the 19th annual LIFE (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) golf event in West Caldwell. Rutgers Cancer Institute is extremely grateful to Val Skinner and her foundation for their continued support of our programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute's LIFE Center, as well as precision medicine research.

bulls eye

Exploring a New Treatment for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are exploring the combination of a new anti-cancer vaccine with an immunotherapy drug approved to treat other cancers to determine if the treatment can prompt a patient's immune system to attack their cancer and improve their outcome. Darren R. Carpizo, MD, PhD, director of the Hepatobiliary Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute and associate professor of surgery and pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the lead investigator of this clinical trial.

LITE Night

For Pediatric Cancer Survivors, Knowledge is Power

Understanding the impact of treatment late effects can be challenging to pediatric cancer patients and survivors. That is why Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey consistently educates childhood cancer survivors about this topic through its LITE Program. The effort is being further assisted by a grant from The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) which, for a third consecutive year, supported the annual Survivor's Family Education Night held recently.

sun safety

Sun Safety: Planning is Your Best Protection

Longer days mean more exposure to the sun and harmful UV rays. Jacqueline T. Norrell, DNP, RN, APN, FNP-BC, NP-C, an advanced practice nurse in the Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, shares some tips on how to keep your skin safe this season and all year long, including preparing for outdoor activity and how to avoid sunburns.

Survivors Day

A Healing Hope

Lessons of "Healing Hope: The Promise of Healthy Survivorship" were the topic of a celebratory luncheon for cancer survivors hosted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick last month. In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day, keynote speaker Wendy S. Harpham, MD, a 27-year cancer survivor, author, public speaker and patient advocate talked about her journey with lymphoma and recurrence from both sides of the stethoscope. Nearly 300 survivors and guests attended the luncheon.