News Release

Delnevo Is Named New Program Co-Leader at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

South Brunswick Resident Tapped to Help Lead Cancer Prevention and Control Program
May 3, 2013

Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPHNew Brunswick, N.J. – A Monmouth Junction (Middlesex County) resident has been named as co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, professor and chair of health education/behavioral science and director of the Center for Tobacco Surveillance & Evaluation Research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health, was recently appointed by Cancer Institute of New Jersey Director Robert S. DiPaola, MD.

A nationally-recognized expert in tobacco control, Dr. Delnevo has been a research member at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey since 2002.  In her new role, she will be responsible for developing population-based research that fosters collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational research to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors and those who are at risk for developing cancer.

She takes over the position from Benjamin Crabtree, PhD, director of the Division of Research and professor of family medicine and community health research at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and will work in tandem with the other co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Sharon Manne, PhD, professor of medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

“Dr. Delnevo’s expertise in the area of tobacco control complements one of our core missions -- cancer prevention.  Her wealth of experience in this area and research design will result in novel investigations that will yield valuable information regarding cancer-related disparities in large populations, noted Dr. DiPaola, a professor of medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  “Partnering with Dr. Sharon Manne, I have every confidence that in her new role, Dr. Delnevo will contribute to the advancement and success of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.”

Delnevo is author or co-author of numerous publications and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Behaviors.  She also is a contributing author to two Surgeon General's Reports on Smoking and Tobacco Use and is a member of the American Public Health Association, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and American Academy of Health Behaviors. Her work is supported through numerous research grants from the National Cancer Institute.

About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (www.cinj.org) is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. Physician-scientists at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life.  To make a tax-deductible gift to support The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, call 732-235-8614 or visit www.cinjfoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheCINJ. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a Center of Excellence of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. System Partner: Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital). Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital. Affiliate Hospitals: CentraState Healthcare System, JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton), Shore Medical Center, Somerset Medical Center, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. *Academic Affiliate

 

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