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August 2017
RWJBarnabas HealthRutgers Cancer Institute, along with its partner RWJBarnabas Health, offers the most advanced cancer treatment options including clinical trials and novel therapeutics such as precision medicine and immunotherapy.

New Chief Nursing Officer Named at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Janet Gordils-Perez, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, has been named Chief Nursing Officer at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She was recently promoted from her position as Director of Oncology Nursing. Dr. Gordils-Perez came to Rutgers Cancer Institute in 2004 from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she was an adult nurse practitioner and a clinical research nurse. In her new role, Gordils-Perez is responsible for treatment nursing, advanced practice nursing, pediatric nursing, social work, medical health technician support, and nursing/patient education. She oversees 150 clinical and administrative staff.

$450K in Fellowship Grants Awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute Investigators

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators have received $450,000 in funding to support research projects in immunotherapy and basic science research that could impact pancreatic, breast and other cancers. The Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grants were awarded by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR).

Why they Ride for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The annual Century for the Cure bike ride that supports Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is gearing up for another successful event with an aim of raising $350,000 this year to add to the $2 million already raised since its inception 13 years ago. Registration for this year's October 1 event, which features route options of 100, 62, 40 and 25 miles, is open at Through the years, cancer survivors, doctors, caregivers and others have been inspired to ride. Learn more about their individual journeys.

Raising Awareness of Excessive Tanning Behaviors

There are well-publicized dangers of excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation for the purposes of tanning, whether sunbathing outdoors or the use of indoor tanning beds. Tanning also has been associated with increased risk of all types of skin cancer and is linked to damage that resembles premature skin aging. Given these risks, researchers including Rutgers Cancer Institute behavioral scientist Jerod Stapleton, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, have begun to take a closer look at the possibility that tanning could have addictive-like qualities.