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How to Close the Gap in Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment, Reconstruction, & Mortality Rates
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Nov 01 | Online Publication| Debbie Overman  |  Reach: N/A | Sentiment : Neutral
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Plastic Surgery Practice - We also bring back from earlier parts of this series: M. Michele Blackwood, MD, chief of section breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Valerie Gorman, MD, FACS, chief of surgery and medical director of surgical services at the Baylor Scott and White Waxahachie, Texas Surgical Specialists/Texas Breast Center. Read More
Male Breast Cancer Patients Have Oncoplastic Surgical Options, Too
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Nov 02 | Online Publication| Debbie Overman  |  Reach: N/A | Sentiment : Neutral
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Plastic Surgery Practice - In addition, when a primary care physician diagnoses a male patient with breast cancer and recommends a breast specialist like Gorman, or M. Michele Blackwood, MD, chief of section breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Blackwood says men often assume the choices for plastic and reconstructive surgery are extremely limited, sometimes assuming his only option will be a full mastectomy. But, similar to their female patient counterparts, Blackwood explains that breast cancer treatments for men are not one-size-fits-all. Gorman says breast-conserving surgery can be viable option, depending on the case. The variety of oncoplastic surgical solutions now available for male breast cancer survivors have enabled them to pursue a better quality of life post-procedure. Read More
Marginal Improvement in Survival Among Patients Diagnosed With Metastatic Prostate Cancer in the Second-Line Antiandrogen Therapy Era
Nov 02 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 201 | Sentiment : Neutral
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UroToday - Since 2004, multiple blockbuster drugs have been approved for men with metastatic prostate cancer. Nevertheless, it has been reported that no improvement in survival was observed between 2004 and 2009. Herein, we have analyzed the SEER database to assess the survival outcome of metastatic prostate cancer patients since 2000. The results demonstrated that there was an improvement in both overall and prostate cancer-specific survival for 4 months among men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer from 2010 to 2016 when compared to those in the pre-2010 period. Read More
Pembrolizumab Plus Chemoradiation Therapy Elicits Strong Responses in Stage III NSCLC
Nov 02 | Online Publication| Maggie Tibbitt  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - In an interview with OncLive®, Jabbour, professor and vice chair of clinical research and faculty development at The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses the validity and clinical implications of using pembrolizumab plus platinum CRT in patients with stage III NSCLC. Read More
Rutgers Cancer Institute, RWJBarnabas Launch State’s First Home Infusion Program
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Nov 08 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 1,348,256 | Sentiment : Positive
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New Jersey Patch - “As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute - Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the patient is always at the center of everything we do. We take tremendous pride in ensuring our patients come first and are committed to providing the highest level of care coupled with excellent patient experience and satisfaction,” notes Rutgers Cancer Institute Director Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, who is also the senior vice president of oncology services at RWJBarnabas Health. Read More
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TAPinto.net, sciencenewsnet.in and New Jersey Business Magazine
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Sharon Manne Award Supports 4 Psychology Graduate Research Projects
Nov 03 | Organization  |  Reach: 895,709 | Sentiment : Neutral
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Arizona State University - Four Arizona State University Department of Psychology graduate students have been named Sharon Manne Award Scholars, providing funding for personal research projects that address important and timely mental and physical health issues. Sharon Manne is currently a professor in the Department of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and is the associate director of cancer prevention and control at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Read More
Rutgers Cancer Institute, RWJBarnabas Launch Home Infusion Program
Nov 08 | Online Publication| Gabrielle Saulsbery  |  Reach: 2,048 | Sentiment : Positive
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NJBIZ - The program, run in partnership with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, leverages telemedicine to limit patients' exposure to infectious diseases and to receive one-on-one care from a home health care provider. (Subscription Required) Read More
New Jersey Cancer Center Launches State's 1st Home Infusion Program
Nov 08 | Online Publication| Erica Carbajal  |  Reach: 109,503 | Sentiment : Positive
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Becker's Hospital Review - "Just as the implementation of telemedicine has changed how cancer care is delivered, through this innovative pilot program, we know that cancer treatment can be delivered safely, effectively and less expensively at home," said Andrew Evens, DO, associate director for clinical services at Rutgers Cancer Institute and medical director of the oncology service line at West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health. "The measures we have taken, and will continue to take, at the Rutgers Cancer Institute together with RWJBarnabas Health to provide cancer care during the pandemic have made our healthcare system stronger and will make cancer care better for patients," Dr. Evens said. Read More
HUTCHMED Highlights HMPL-523 Clinical Data to Be Presented at the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting
Nov 08 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 2,183,342 | Sentiment : Neutral
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Yahoo! Finance - HUTCHMED today announces that new analyses and updates on the ongoing studies of HMPL-523 and HMPL-306 will be presented at the upcoming 63rd American Society for Hematology’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, taking place on December 11-14, 2021. The meeting will be held virtually and in person at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia U.S. Title: A Phase I, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of HMPL-306 in Advanced Hematological Malignancies with Isocitrate Dehydrogenase (IDH) Mutations. Lead Author: Anu Doraiswamy, MD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Read More
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BioSpace, The Associated Press, Beckley Register-Herald, Kentucky Today, Morningstar.com, Post Register, PM 360, StreetInsider.com, Stockhouse, Benzinga.com and 5 More
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The First Home Infusion Pilot Program for Cancer Patients in NJ Is Underway
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Nov 10 | Online Publication| Jen Ursillo  |  Reach: 7,629 | Sentiment : Positive
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New Jersey 101.5 - The Horizon Home Infusion pilot program delivers oncology care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, limiting exposure to hospital settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Steven Libutti, director of The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Senior Vice President of Oncology Services at RWJ Barnabas Health. Read More
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Supporting Cancer Caregivers: Perspective From an Oncology Nurse
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Nov 10 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 1,348,256 | Sentiment : Positive
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New Jersey Patch - Arlene D. Cruz, RN, BSN, OCN, nurse clinician at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, helps to examine the issues facing caregivers of patients with cancer and shares how oncology nurses and family caregivers can work together and support each other throughout the cancer journey. Read More
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HealthNewsDigest.com
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Confronting Disparities in Lung Cancer
Nov 10 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 1,348,256 | Sentiment : Neutral
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New Jersey Patch - Sharon R. Pine, PhD is a resident member of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and associate professor of Pharmacology and Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Pine is also a member of the Cancer Health Equity Center of Excellence in partnership with the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute, and studies racial health disparities in lung cancer. She shares more about the topic. Read More
Pancreatic Cysts, Cancer and Awareness: Answers From an Expert
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Nov 10 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 1,348,256 | Sentiment : Positive
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New Jersey Patch - Russell Langan, MD, surgical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, chief of Surgical Oncology and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at SBMC and assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shares more information on monitoring pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancer. Read More
Up-Front Surgery, Biologics Do Not Improve Survival in Resectable CRC With Liver Metastases
Nov 11 | Online Publication| Jason Harris  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - “When we’re talking to a patient at the clinic, we can confidently tell…resectable patients that we do cure patients by giving them FOLFOX [leucovorin/5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/oxaliplatin], we just don't have conclusive proof that it changes long-term survival,” said Boland, a member of the Gastrointestinal Oncology team at RWJ Barnabas Health and an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Read More
Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health Establish State’s First Home Infusion Program
Nov 12 | Online Publication  |  Reach: N/A | Sentiment : Positive
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Cancer Letter.com - Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health have partnered with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to establish a collaborative pilot program providing home infusion cancer treatments to eligible patients. (Subscription Required) Read More
Training Immune Cells to Be Cancer Killers
Nov 12 | Online Publication| Aparna Nathan  |  Reach: 19,730 | Sentiment : Neutral
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The Scientist - For Christian Hinrichs, an oncologist who leads the cancer immunotherapy division at the Rutgers Cancer Institute, the search for effective treatments is more than just an interesting scientific question—it is a personal one. His own bout with cancer more than a decade earlier made him acutely aware of just how important it is to find therapies that completely eliminate tumors, steering his research toward engineering patients’ own cells to find and kill cancer cells and running clinical trials to bring these treatments into practice. Read More
Are You at Risk for Pancreatic Cysts?
Nov 13 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 566,189 | Sentiment : Neutral
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Physician's Briefings - About 15% of Americans are believed to have pancreatic cysts, which are small fluid-filled pockets that typically cause no symptoms, according to Dr. Russell Langan, a surgical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and assistant professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J. Read More
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What You Need to Know About Pancreatic Cancer
Nov 14 | Online Publication  |  Reach: N/A | Sentiment : Neutral
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Knowridge Science Report - Russell Langan, MD, surgical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, shares more information on monitoring pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancer. Read More
Cancer Care at Home: Pilot Program Shows Promise
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Nov 16 | Online Publication| Tom Bergeron  |  Reach: 11,656 | Sentiment : Positive
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ROI-NJ - Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health announced they are partnering with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to launch a collaborative pilot program that provides home infusion cancer treatments for eligible patients. Dr. Steve Libutti, the director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute and a senior vice president of oncology services at RWJBarnabas Health, said patient care always is at the forefront of treatment. Read More
Medical Researchers Says, Cysts Can Be Cancerous
Nov 18 | Online Publication| Nikki Attkisson  |  Reach: N/A | Sentiment : Neutral
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Powdersville Post - Dr. Russell from Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Jersey states that around 15% of Americans have a pancreatic cyst in their body. However, these are very small and cause no issues to the person. Many times these cysts are identified while doing somebody imaging for other diseases or issues. Once some irregularities are seen the patient is advised to see an expert for this who studies all the factors associated with the cyst on the pancreas. Read More
Assessing Both Sides of the Argument for in-Home Cancer Infusions
Nov 18 | Online Publication| Darlene Dobkowski  |  Reach: 1,412 | Sentiment : Positive
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CURE Magazine - “We are constantly looking for ways to be innovative, and to export knowledge and new paradigms throughout our (health care) network,” said Dr. Andrew M. Evens, associate director for clinical services at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director of the oncology service line at RWJBarnabas Health, in an interview with CURE®. “This was an example of our motto that cancer doesn’t travel well. Yes, it emerged out of the (COVID-19) pandemic, looking for ways to be more convenient. At the same time, we want to be safe and effective for patients.” Read More
Exploring How DNA Impacts Cancer Risk and Treatment
Nov 18 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 271 | Sentiment : Neutral
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HealthNewsDigest.com - Germline testing checks an eligible person's DNA for genetic inherited mutations that could potentially increase the risk of developing cancers or other health problems. Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute developed and evaluated a computational pipeline that utilizes information commonly provided in academic and commercial tumor sequencing assays to predict the origin of detected DNA alterations with the goal of helping clinicians in identifying germline alterations in patients. Read More
Dr. Ghodoussipour on Ongoing Trials in Non–muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Nov 18 | Online Publication| Saum Ghodoussipour  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Saum Ghodoussipour, MD, urologic oncologist, director, Bladder and Urothelial Cancer Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, assistant professor of surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, attending, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, discusses ongoing trials in non–muscle invasive bladder cancer. Read More
Dr. Toppmeyer on the Utility of De-Escalation Trials in HER2+ Breast Cancer
Nov 18 | Online Publication| Deborah L. Toppmeyer  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Deborah L. Toppmeyer, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, attending, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, discusses the utility of clinical trials evaluating de-escalated treatment approaches in HER2-positive breast cancer. Read More
Dr. Shah on Trials Examining Cilta-Cel in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Nov 18 | Online Publication| Mansi R. Shah  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Mansi R. Shah, MD, hematologist/oncologist, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, assistant professor of medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and attending at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, discusses ongoing research examining the CAR T-cell therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel) for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Read More
Dr. Cooper on Leveraging Novel Agents and Combos in Multiple Myeloma
Nov 18 | Online Publication| Dennis Cooper  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Dennis Cooper, MD, chief of blood and marrow transplantation at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, sheds light on the novel therapeutic regimens available to patients with multiple myeloma. Read More
Study Provides ‘Critical Information’ for Treating Childhood Cancer Patients With COVID
Nov 18 | Organization| Matt Windsor  |  Reach: 68,275 | Sentiment : Neutral
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UAB Kaleidoscope - In addition to Johnston and Wolfson, both of whom treat patients at Children’s of Alabama, authors of “SARS-CoV-2 in Childhood Cancer in 2020: A Disease of Disparities” are Isaac Martinez, Elizabeth S. Davis, Caroline Caudill, Joshua Richman, M.D., Ph.D., and Smita Bhatia, M.D., of UAB; Julienne Brackett, M.D., of Texas Children’s Hospital; David S. Dickens, M.D., of the University of Iowa; Alissa Kahn, M.D., of Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center; Carla Schwalm, M.D., of Bronson Methodist Hospital; Archana Sharma, D.O., of Rutgers Cancer Institute; Pratik A. Patel, M.D., of Emory University School of Medicine; and Jennifer M. Levine, M.D., of Weill Cornell Medicine. Read More
Managing Holiday Stress With Cancer
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Nov 22 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 1,348,256 | Sentiment : Positive
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New Jersey Patch - Gabrielle Alvarez, MSW, LCSW and Samantha Campanella, MSW, L CSW, OSW-C, social workers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, share some practical tips to minimize stress during the holiday season. Read More
Dr. Ganesan on Leveraging Precision Medicine to Improve Cancer Care
Nov 22 | Online Publication| Shridar Ganesan  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, Chief, Molecular Oncology and Associate Director for Translational Research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and attending physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, discusses improvements in precision medicine and the need to enroll patients with different molecular subtypes into specifically designed clinical trials. Read More
Dr. Hinrichs on Unmet Needs With Cellular Therapy in Metastatic Epithelial Cancer
Nov 23 | Online Publication| Christian S. Hinrichs  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Christian S. Hinrichs, MD, chief of Cancer Immunotherapy, and co-director of the Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence, program co-leader of the Cancer Metabolism and Growth Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, professor of Medicine at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discusses unmet needs with cellular therapies in metastatic epithelial cancer. Read More
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Dr. Malhotra on Challenges With Precision Medicine in Advanced Solid Tumors
Nov 23 | Online Publication| Jyoti Malhotra  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Jyoti Malhotra, MD, MPH, interim director, Phase I and Investigational Therapeutics Program and medical oncologist, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, associate professor of medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, attending physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, discusses challenges with precision medicine in advanced solid tumors. Read More
Dr. Evens on Key Highlights From the RWJ Annual Clinical Practice and Research Summit
Nov 23 | Online Publication| Andrew M. Evens  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, director for clinical services, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, system director of Medical Oncology, oncology lead, Combined Medical Group with RWJBarnabas Health, associate vice chancellor, Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, discusses highlights from the 2021 RWJ Annual Clinical and Practice Research Summit. Read More
12-Year Old Cancer Survivor Designs Devils Blackwood's Mask
Nov 29 | Online Publication| Sean Conklin  |  Reach: 1,348,256 | Sentiment : Neutral
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New Jersey Patch - The Devils also honored Christian Koncewicz, a 9-year-old from Middletown, New Jersey, who was recognized as a special Hero Among Us during Hockey Fights Cancer Night. He was diagnosed with Leukemia this past April and is currently undergoing treatment at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Read More
New Cancer Therapy From Yibin Kang’s Lab Holds Potential to Switch off Major Cancer Types Without Side Effects
Nov 29 | Organization  |  Reach: 64,945 | Sentiment : Neutral
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EurekAlert! - This research was also supported by the Preclinical Imaging and Flow Cytometry Shared Resources of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (P30CA072720). Read More
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Mirage News and Princeton University
Syndicated Reach: TM - 9,991
Cancer Prevention and Control
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Nov 30 | Online Publication  |  Reach: 1,348,256 | Sentiment : Neutral
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New Jersey Patch - In a recent paper, investigators from Rutgers University including Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School recently addressed the progress of behavioral and preventative medicine and the mission and vision of cancer prevention and control research in the future. Read More
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Newsfounded
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Hochster Shares Best Practices on Molecular Markers and Sequencing in Gastric Cancer
Nov 29 | Online Publication| Maggie Tibbitt  |  Reach: 1,312 | Sentiment : Neutral
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OncLive - In an interview with OncLive, Hochster, who is an associate director of clinical research and director of gastrointestinal oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and director of oncology research for RWJBarnabas Health, discussed molecular markers for patients with gastric cancer, using gene expression profiles as biomarkers, and choosing between anti–PD-1 and anti­–CTLA-4 agents. Read More
Moving the Mark
Nov 30 | Online Publication| Anne DiNardo  |  Reach: 908 | Sentiment : Neutral
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Healthcare Design - Here’s a roundup of new and recently renovated cancer care facilities that are delivering thoughtful and holistic built environment solutions to respond to modern care needs. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center, New Brunswick, N.J. Read More
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