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illustration of lungs with inflamed tumorConfronting Disparities in Lung Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer deaths despite the fact that survival rates have been improving over the past decade. However, lung cancer disproportionately impacts Black men more than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States and in New Jersey. Read more


light blue background with white cutout of lungs, white stethoscope, white ribbon, and white clockExploring Autophagy as a Therapeutic Strategy against Frequent Mutations in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

‘Jessie’ Yanxiang Guo, PhD, has received a $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health to validate the novel concept that blocking this cellular self-cannibalism process is a powerful therapeutic strategy against primary and metastatic LKB1-deficient KRAS-mutant non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). Read more


Lance Mallinson sitting on chair with his dog at his feetTelemedicine: Putting Patients First

Just as easy as video chatting with his grandchildren, Lance Mallinson underwent care for lung cancer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hamilton and Rutgers Cancer Institute using Telemedicine. Read more


illustration of lungs with inflamed sectionsA New Tool to Help Fight an Old Enemy – Lung Cancer

The State of New Jersey, in cooperation with Rutgers Cancer Institute and partners throughout the state, have collaborated on a project called ScreenNJ. ScreenNJ’s goal is to reduce cancer death in New Jersey by increasing rates of cancer screening and early detection, starting with two of the most common and deadly cancers - colon and lung cancer. Read more


photo of doctor sitting at table writing on a clipboard across from patientA Resolution for Good Health

For lung cancer, both age and smoking history influence one’s risk of developing cancer. Current smokers or those who quit smoking within the last 15 years, who are between the ages of 55 and 80 may be at higher risk of lung cancer. Those at risk should speak with their healthcare professional about getting screened every year with a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. Read more

woman in a grey shirt standing against a white background with an illustration of lungs drawn over her torsoLung Cancer Awareness Saves Lives

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It is a preventable disease as 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking, which is considered a leading risk factor, according to the American Cancer Society. If you or a loved one currently smokes, quitting can help reduce the risk of developing lung cancer. Read more





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