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



National Cancer Registry Leader Joins Rutgers Cancer Institute
of New Jersey



Antoinette M. Stroup, PhD, has joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the state Department of Health to lead the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, whose team collects and examines statistics in tracking cancer incidence across the state. In her new role Dr. Stroup will oversee the registry, which serves as a state and national resource for epidemiologic studies into the causes, treatments and outcomes in patients with cancer. The registry is one of only 20 in 16 states designated and funded as part of the National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program. An associate professor and chief of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health, Stroup previously was the director of the Utah Cancer Registry.

$100K Awarded to Examine Activator of Cell Function Regulator in
Breast Cancer



The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research has awarded Janice Thomas, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in the X.F. Steven Zheng laboratory at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey a two-year $100,000 grant (#DFHS13PPCO32) to further examine the impact of a protein 'trigger' involved in the regulation of cell function in breast cancer. The overall aim of the research is to investigate a unique activator of the mTOR protein, which is a central controller of cell growth and metabolism.Learn more

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings


prostate screening

Registration is open for the annual Prostate Cancer Screening/ Education Event sponsored by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. This year's event will be held September 23, 24 and 25 from 5pm to 8pm each night at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick. The screenings - open to men 40 and older - are free, but registration is necessary. To register, call 1-888-MD-RWJUH (1-888-637-9584).Learn more

A BOLD Summer Experience



As students return to class this month, a handful of teens will have a new perspective on biology thanks to what they learned at the BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development (BOLD) summer camp at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The BOLD program, held in conjunction with Rutgers School of Public Health, educates high schools students about the biology of breast cancer. Area science teachers had their own session, where they learned how to implement the lessons in their classes.View the video

A Boost for Pancreatic Cancer Research



Pancreatic cancer research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will benefit from $32,000 raised through the Middlesex County Pancreatic Cancer Walk and Softball Tournament. The annual event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Office of Health Services and the Middlesex County Chronic Disease Coalition to raise community awareness about the disease as well as funds to aid research. Cancer Institute of New Jersey Deputy Director Edmund C. Lattime, PhD, (second from right) accepts the ceremonial check. The event in recent years has supported Dr. Lattime's work on developing a pancreatic cancer treatment vaccine.

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