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September 2014
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Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery Offers Array of Services



Minimally invasive surgical procedures have become more common over the past decade, and when offered through a comprehensive program that has a specialized focus in this type of surgery "it is of great benefit to the patient," says Mira Hellmann, MD, director of the new Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. The Center features more than 20 surgeons, who are specially trained in robotic and laparoscopic methods through a rigorous program in conjunction with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.Learn more

Registration Open for Practical Applications of Molecular Profiling Using Next-Generation Technology in the Clinic: From Germline to Tumor



In collaboration with its System Partner, Meridian Health, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences are sponsoring a symposium on September 29 from 6 to 8:30pm at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel in Eatontown, New Jersey. This symposium is designed to educate health care providers on the revolutionary ways that next-generation genetic sequencing is advancing patient care in cancer genetics. This symposium is free but space is limited.Learn more

Announcing the 19th Annual Award of Hope Gala



The 19th Annual Award of Hope Gala to support Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will be held Thursday, October 23 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey. This year's honorees include Cancer Institute medical oncologist and Associate Director for Translational Science Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, who will receive the Award of Hope for Leadership in Research and Patient Care; and the Elizabeth and Barets O. Benjamin Foundation, which will receive the Award of Hope for Philanthropic Leadership. John Martini, Esq., will accept the Award of Hope for Corporate Leadership on behalf of Reed Smith, and Stephen Susan will receive this year's Young Philanthropist Award.Learn more

Understanding the Mechanism Behind Cell Protein Remodeling



The remodeling of a kitchen changes the appearance of the room and improves its functionality. Investigators led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Associate Director for Basic Science Eileen White, PhD, have demonstrated a similar concept in the remodeling of proteins found within a family of cancers, known as Ras, that does not respond well to cancer-treating drugs. The findings, published in the latest online edition of Molecular Cell, revealed more about the inner workings of this remodeling process, which acts as a survival mechanism for Ras driven cancers.Learn more

Cox Charity Classic to Benefit Rutgers Cancer Institute



Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has been named as the beneficiary of the 25th Annual Steven A. Cox Charity Classic Golf Outing. Funding generated from the Cox Charity Classic will help advance the research being conducted in our Prostate Cancer Program, help to continue the patient care and education programs of our LIFE Center, and will support the Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research at Rutgers University. There is still time to register for the October 6 event in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.Learn more

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