What is Lung Cancer?
During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Rutgers Cancer Institute spoke to Dr. Michael Steinberg and Donna Richardson of the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program to learn more about the causes, risks and prevention of lung cancer.
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‘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
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
When his wife died of lung cancer in 2011, local businessman Spiro Drecolias wasn’t aware of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. When he received his own diagnosis, he found the help he needed just two miles down the road. Read more
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
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
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