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Gov. Chris Christie Announces Research Hub at Cooper Cancer Institute

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently announced that the Cooper Cancer Institute in Camden will be partnering with the MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston to form a treatment and research hub. As reported by NJ.com, the hub is designed to make south New Jersey a destination for a wide variety of clinical trials for cancer.

In October, the cancer centers will be opening a $100 million treatment center that will total 103,030 square feet. The president of the Anderson Center stated that the partnership between the two centers will “advance and sustain our mission to end cancer in the nation and the world.” Currently, the Anderson Cancer Center has the largest amount of patients in clinical trials in the nation with 8,500 people, and the largest pool of cancer research grants totaling approximately $647 million. Read the rest »


May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, Stay Safe in the Sun

The New Jersey cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at Blume Goldfaden understand the importance of prevention of skin cancer and awareness about the disease. We support and continue the efforts that were made in conjunction with Skin Cancer Awareness Month; especially during the summer months when we all should be aware of the increased risks associated with sun exposure.

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States, with approximately 3.5 million people diagnosed every year, according to a report published online at Fox News.com. Read the rest »


April is National Cancer Control Month; White House Emphasizes Safe Living

President Barack Obama and the Congress of the United States declared April 2013 to be National Cancer Control Month.  In a Presidential proclamation, the White House has called on the nation as a whole to continue its effort to decrease cancer death rates and reduce the risk of cancer through healthy lifestyles.

As part of Cancer Control Month, President Obama has urged citizens to exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, limit alcohol intake, limit sun exposure, and live tobacco free. All of these actions can help reduce the risk of cancer. Additionally, everyone is encouraged to visit health care providers to receive appropriate screenings, tests and check-ups to detect the presence of cancer in it’s earliest stages. Read the rest »


Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey Hosts 3rd Annual Embrace Hope Luncheon

According to an article posted on NJ.com, Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey (CSCCNJ) will be holding its third annual Embrace Hope Luncheon in Bedminster, New Jersey at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on April 17, 2013.

The event will feature guest speaker Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestseller Eat Pray Love, and will raise funds to help CSCCNJ continue in providing a free program of support for cancer patients and their families. Those who would like to attend the luncheon must purchase tickets, which cost $100. The price includes lunch and the event will also include a 50/50 raffle and basket auction. To buy tickets, you can email Jessica Alfrey at jalfrey@cancersupportcnj.org or call (908) 658-5400, ext. 5. Read the rest »


“Dressed by Lori” in Millburn Sells Angel’s Lace Necklace to Benefit Cancer Support Community

According to an article posted on NJ.com, Dressed by Lori, a recently opened clothing and accessory store in Millburn, New Jersey, has begun raising money for the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey (CSCCNJ) through the sale of a specially designed “Angel’s Lace Necklace.”

The owner of Dressed by Lori is a breast cancer survivor who had received free support from CSCCNJ during her struggle with the disease. In thanks for all that the organization did for her, she partnered with Sien C. Designs and created the Angel’s Lace Necklace, which is sold exclusively at Dressed by Lori and directly benefits CSCCNJ. Read the rest »


Junior Woman’s Club Hosts Shopping Fundraiser to Benefit Cancer Stinks Foundation

The Junior Woman’s Club (JWC) hosted a shopping fundraising event in Westfield, New Jersey at St. Paul’s Church to benefit the Cancer Stinks Children’s Foundation, according to an article posted on the Westfield Patch.

The JWC sold festive scarves, chocolate-covered treats, and totebags, and the 10-year-old President of Cancer Stinks, Nicholas Tarabokia, also attended.

Nicholas had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006 when he was three-years-old, and had to struggle through three-and-a-half years of chemotherapy. In 2008, the beginnings of the Foundation were born when Nicholas expressed his frustration over his conditions with the phrase, “Cancer Stinks.” On his one-year anniversary of being cancer-free, at eight-years-old, Nicholas and his family decided to officially create the Cancer Stinks Children’s Foundation. Read the rest »


American Cancer Society Conducting Nationwide Recruitment for 20-Year Study

New Jersey cancer patients have the opportunity to take part in the largest study ever conducted by the American Cancer Society, according to an article posted on NJ.com.

The Cancer Prevention Study-3 will track 300,000 people across the nation for a minimum of 20 years to analyze how genetics, environment, and lifestyle contribute to the cause and/or prevention of cancer.

The American Cancer Society plans to launch a recruitment drive in October in Newark in cooperation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. National recruitment for the major study began in 2006, but the Society is making an extra effort to meet its goal of 300,000 subjects by December 2013. In order to participate in the study, a person must be between the ages of 30 and 65, and be willing to submit to a waist measurement, complete an extensive questionnaire, give a vial of blood, and grant the Society permission to contact them every year for between 20 and 30 years. Read the rest »


8th Annual Charity Cycling Event to Benefit CINJ Being Held in September

September 8, 2012 marks the 8th annual Century for the Cure charity cycling event to benefit the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) Foundation. This event, held in Warren Township every year, encourages cycling enthusiasts, volunteers, and other participants come together with the goal of eliminating cancer.

The bicycle riding event starts and ends at Camp Riverbend in Warren Township and includes different courses which take you along central New Jersey’s scenic back roads. The event offers 40-mile, 80-mile, and 100-mile cycling options. There is even a “virtual rider” for those who may not ride but would like to fundraise and support the event. Registration is available online at www.centuryforthecure.com. Read the rest »


NEJM Releases 200th Anniversary Article: “Two Hundred Years of Cancer Research”

The evolution of cancer research has greatly improved our understanding of the various forms of this disease over the last 200 years, according to The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). In their 200th anniversary article, NEJM discusses the big changes in cancer research and treatment that have occurred during its tenure.

In the first 100 years of NEJM’s publication, healthcare professionals were able to observe cancer tumors, weight them, and measure them, but they were not capable of actually analyzing and understanding the mechanics of growth of cancer cells. Important advances in cancer research during this centennial included Peyton Rous’ 1911 discovery of a viral cause of avian cancer and Theodor Boveri’s 1914 proposal that chromosomal mutations can trigger cancer. Read the rest »


Camp No Worries in New Jersey Offers Children with Cancer an Escape from Reality

School-age children look forward to summer vacation all year long. However, for a child with cancer, summer vacations are usually filled with doctor visits, tests, hospitalizations, and even surgeries. According to an article posted on FoxNews.com, children diagnosed with cancer, their siblings, and the siblings of those children who have lost their battle with cancer can spend part of their summer at Southern New Jersey’s Camp No Worries.

Camp No Worries was a dream for the Camp’s founder when she was battling cancer at 11-years-old and waiting for the school year to end, only to have to spend her summer in and out of the doctor’s office and hospital. At Camp No Worries, children with cancer can take the time to “be a kid” without having to worry about their next medical appointment. Read the rest »


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