CINJ Researcher to Deliver Keynote Presentation on Genetic Factors in Breast Cancer at International Meeting

November 30, 2009

New Brunswick, N.J.– An associate director from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) will deliver a keynote presentation about genetic factors in diagnosing and managing breast cancer at the 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) taking place this week in Chicago. RSNA is comprised of more than 40,000 members worldwide and aims to promote and develop the highest standards of radiology and related sciences by providing radiologists with educational programs such as the Annual Meeting. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Franklin Township (Somerset County) resident, Bruce G. Haffty, MD, chair of radiation oncology at CINJ and professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been chosen as this year’s keynote presenter of the Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Haffty is one of only three lecturers to be honored with the opportunity to deliver a keynote address. The lecture “Genetic Factors in the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutic Management of Breast Cancer” will review the impact of the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 and that of lower penetrant candidate genes on the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapeutic management of breast cancer.

About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a center of excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. To support CINJ, please call the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation at 1-888-333-CINJ.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides a mechanism to rapidly disseminate important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Affiliate Hospitals: Bayshore Community Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, Cooper University Hospital*, JFK Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (CINJ at Hamilton), Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate



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