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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Connection, December 2013
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Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screening Offered

 

screening

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States. Aiming to promote the early detection of this disease, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has partnered with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and University Radiology to offer low cost, low dose CT scans as part of the lung cancer screening program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, a current or former smoker, and have a history of 30 "pack years" of smoking (i.e., if you smoked a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years) may be eligible for the $99 screening. To schedule a screening, call 732-235-5947.Learn more

New Leadership Role for Population Scientist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

 

Manne

Sharon Manne, PhD, has been elevated to the position of Associate Director for Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Science at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. A nationally-recognized researcher with a behavioral science focus, Dr. Manne is a recipient of several major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health. Her work aims to further understand the impact of cancer on patients and their families and their psychosocial needs.Learn more

Two Wheels are Latest Tools in Advancing Cancer Research

 

Century for the Cure

Who knew that two wheels and a bit of endurance could be a big boost to cancer research? Thanks to the annual Century for the Cure bike ride, $1.2 million has been raised since 2005 to support Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. A final tally of $170,000 from this year's event held this past September in Warren Township recently was announced.Learn more

Helping Cancer Survivors EXCEL through Technology and Education

 

Hudson

A web and 'smart phone' application could be the answer to keeping cancer survivors on track with their post-treatment healthcare needs. With the help of a $3.2 million grant, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher Shawna V. Hudson, PhD, who is also an associate director of research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will further explore development of those tools. The intervention also includes one-on-one health coaching.Learn more

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