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Exploring New Treatment Options for Pediatric Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma


While gemcitabine and brentuximab vedotin each have benefit when given individually in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma, Investigators from the Children’s Oncology Group including a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey physician-scientist...
17-May-2017 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Long Term Survival Indicated for Advanced Stage Colorectal Cancer Patients who Survive at Least Two Years


Improvements in chemotherapy and liver surgery have resulted in increased overall survival in patients with advanced stage colorectal cancer in recent decades. In order to better predict outcomes for these patients, researchers at Rutgers Cancer...
16-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Interim Analysis Shows Surgery to Remove the Prostate and Prostate Cancer That Has Spread Is Safe and Feasible


An interim analysis of a phase I clinical trial examining a surgical procedure to remove the prostate and prostate cancer in men whose disease has spread (metastatic) shows the operation is safe and feasible in carefully selected patients.
15-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Three-Week Radiation Therapy Treatment Given Post Mastectomy Is Safe and Effective


A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half. That is according to data from a phase II clinical trial conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New...
1-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Oncology Nurses Enhance Patient Experience Through Navigators and Health Literacy


Navigating a treatment path for cancer can be challenging for many patients, especially coordination of appointments between multiple practitioners. Combine that with a wealth of information about the disease which may not be easy to understand and...
1-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Examination of Diabetes and Cholesterol Drugs in Pancreatic Cancer Mortality Shows Improved Survival with Use of One More Than the Other


Research has shown that by themselves, the diabetes drug metformin and cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are associated with reduced cancer mortality, but little is known about the effect on pancreatic cancer mortality when these drugs are...
3-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘First in Human’ Trial Defines Safe Dosage for Small Molecule Drug ONC201 for Solid Cancer Tumors


A ‘first in human’ clinical trial examining the small molecule drug ONC201 in cancer patients with advanced solid tumors shows that this investigational drug is well tolerated at the recommended phase II dose. That’s according to Rutgers...
22-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Direct Tumor Vaccination Shown to Induce Anti-Tumor Immunity and Increase Survival in a Murine Model of Pancreatic Cancer


Building on their previous research focusing on vaccination within a tumor (intratumoral) for the most common form of pancreatic cancer, investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have...
21-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bridging Health Equity in Our Communities


During this National Minority Health Month, there is a focus on bridging health equity in our communities including ensuring minority populations have access to high quality cancer screenings and treatments, adequate insurance coverage and other...
18-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT

Finding Library Services in Non-Traditional Spaces


Celebrating all types of libraries during National Library Week (April 9 - 16), Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is recognizing its own patient resources at its specialized library.
7-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT

Caring for the Caregiver


During cancer treatment, the main focus is on the patient. However, a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, including caregivers, whose needs often can be overlooked. During this Social Work Month, members of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New...
2-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST

Drawing the Line on Tanning Bed Use by Teens


The FDA recently proposed a ban on tanning bed use by those under 18. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Jerod L. Stapleton, PhD, whose research aims to understand why young people frequently engage in indoor tanning, shares...
21-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST

What Is the Color of the Lung Cancer Ribbon?


Most people are aware of the cancer signified by pink, but do they know the ribbon color of lung malignancy, a disease that kills more women each year than breast tumors? It is a bit of a trick question. Todd L. Demmy, MD, FACS, FCCP, chief of...
13-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Address Smoking Dangers and Quitting in Advance of March 18 ‘Kick Butts Day’


11-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Discuss Smoking Dangers for ‘Kick Butts Day’


In a call to action against tobacco use, nationwide events are slated for March 19 – known as ‘Kick Butts Day.’ Experts at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health are available for comment on cessation...
14-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Celebrates National Library Week: April 14 - 20


The Cancer Institute of New Jersey joins communities, schools and other institutions across the nation in recognizing National Library Week (April 14 - 20). The Cancer Institute of New Jersey houses its own library known as the Resource and...
11-Apr-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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