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Clinical Trial Studies Safety of Malaria Drug for Melanoma Use

Building upon recent laboratory discoveries on resistance by cancer cells to therapies that attempt to starve cancer, scientists at New Jersey’s only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center are conducting a clinical trial that further explores how to...
13-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

DNA Sequence Variation Associated with Earlier Onset of ER Positive Breast Cancer

Investigators from New Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center have presented new research at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Their work highlights how a variation in a person’s DNA sequence is...
9-Dec-2010 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Donation: A Different Kind of Holiday Gift

Every two seconds, there is someone in the United States in need of blood. Donating blood is important year-round, but it becomes especially vital around the holiday season when donor turnout is typically low due to inclement weather, busy holiday...
18-Nov-2010 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Addressing Tobacco Cessation in the South Asian Community

New Jersey’s only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center is helping to develop educational efforts to combat the negative effects of tobacco on the state’s South Asian population. An NCI grant will provide for the creation of a service-oriented set of...
15-Nov-2010 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fracture Risk for Older Prostate Cancer Patients Warrants Close Review of Hormone Therapy

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Research presented by a team of investigators at New Jersey’s only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, shows careful consideration should be given before initiating androgen deprivation therapy, a common treatment for older men with localized...
29-Oct-2010 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Targets Maximizing Cancer Patient Treatment Orientation

Experts from New Jersey’s only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center are taking a fresh look at the education needs of cancer patients when it comes to treatment orientation. The team is presenting its findings -- which recommend the integration of...
27-Oct-2010 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NJ Cancer Researcher Recognized for Work with Laryngeal Cancer

A researcher from New Jersey’s only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center has been chosen to receive the Clinical Award in Clinical/Basic Science Research at the 52nd Annual Meeting of The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego...
25-Oct-2010 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Socioeconomic Factors May Impact Skin Cancer Knowledge

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Socioeconomic factors such as a lower level of education and lack of health insurance may impact individuals’ knowledge of the type of skin cancer with which they are diagnosed. As a result, these individuals may have a poor sense of the measures...
14-Oct-2010 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cancer killer in the country, with nearly 43,100 new cases expected in 2010 and more than 36,800 deaths by year’s end. New Jersey’s only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center is making experts available to...
21-Oct-2010 1:00 PM EDT

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

More than 157,300 lung cancer deaths are expected this year, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths nationally. New Jersey’s only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center is making experts available to discuss the risk factors surrounding the...
21-Oct-2010 12:55 PM EDT

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and New Jersey's only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center is making experts available to discuss the latest in research, treatment and prevention options related to the disease.
29-Sep-2010 1:45 PM EDT

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in males. That is why New Jersey's only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center is making experts available to discuss the...
14-Sep-2010 4:45 PM EDT

Father’s Day Gift: Encourage Dad to go for Prostate Screening

Instead of another tie or garden tool, a more meaningful gift for Dad this Father’s Day is good prostate health. Experts at New Jersey’s only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center say one way to promote that is to encourage Dad to get checked for...
15-Jun-2010 1:45 PM EDT

The Unofficial Arrival of Summer Could Spell Trouble for your Skin!

As Memorial Day Weekend and the start of summer beach season fast approach, New Jersey’s only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center is making experts available to discuss the risks of developing skin cancer and what steps can be taken to prevent it.
21-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT

April 18th – 24th is Natl. Minority Cancer Awareness Week

While the reasons for the unequal cancer burden among different minority groups may not be fully known, factors are believed to include inferior health insurance and greater poverty than the general population, which could result in delayed doctor...
14-Apr-2010 11:55 AM EDT

Unique Cancer Library Feted During National Library Week

New Jersey’s only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining communities, schools and other institutions across the nation in celebrating the contributions of their libraries and librarians during this year’s National Library Week (April 11 –...
8-Apr-2010 10:00 AM EDT

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