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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Connection, May 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



Language Adaptation Key in Developing Skin Cancer Interventions for U.S. Hispanics



Research from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that U.S. Hispanics who speak English are less likely to engage in skin cancer prevention practices and more likely to put themselves at risk for skin cancer as compared to Spanish-speaking Hispanics who live in this country. Behavioral scientist Elliot J. Coups, PhD, and colleagues say their findings show a need to consider linguistic acculturation - the way one adapts to the multiple languages to which he or she is exposed - in developing interventions for this population.Learn more

Join us to Celebrate Life During National Cancer Survivors Day



Registration is now open for The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's National Cancer Survivors Day event at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick on June 2. Join us as we celebrate life and welcome guest speaker Geralyn Lucas, author of "Why I Wore Lipstick (to my Mastectomy)," who will share her inspirational story about being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27, how she tackled the disease head on, and what she learned about herself - life lessons that resonate with all women facing a challenge - not only those battling breast cancer. There is no charge to attend the lunch and lecture program, but registration is required.Learn more

Nurses Explore Enhanced Methods of Improving Patient Care


Nurse Researchers

Oncology nurses at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey continually strive to improve patient care and have explored how to better combat patient fatigue, the importance of documenting sleep-wake disturbances and the development of a toolkit to help patients better follow their oral treatment schedule during clinical trials. Their research on these specific topics was recently presented at the Oncology Nursing Society's Annual Congress meeting.Learn more

You Make a Difference for a Cancer-Free Tomorrow!



The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) are joining forces with the American Cancer Society in a study that has the potential to prevent future generations from getting cancer. Recruitment for study participants who will help us understand a variety of factors that cause or prevent cancer, ultimately eliminating it as a major health concern, is underway. Participation is simple and involves a 20-minute session to complete a survey, waist measurement and a small blood sample. Individuals must be between the ages of 30 to 65, never been diagnosed with cancer, and willing to complete a survey every 2 to 3 years. An enrollment event will take place at RWJUH in New Brunswick on Wednesday, May 22 from 9am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm. For more information or to register visit or call 1-888-604-5888.

Cancer Institute of New Jersey Recognized by the Oncology Nursing Society


CINJ Nurses

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) Employer Recognition Award in the medium size employer category. Leading the transformation of cancer care, promoting excellence in oncology nursing and fostering integrity, stewardship, advocacy, excellence and inclusiveness are the core tenets upheld by ONS. The honor - formally presented at the ONS Annual Congress meeting last month - acknowledges institutions that support these pillars.Learn more

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