New Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

US Preventive Services Task Force issues final recommendations on colorectal cancer screening, updating the screening age to 45. The recommendation applies to all adults without symptoms, with no history of polyps, and no family history of, or genetic disorders that increase the incidence of, colorectal cancer.  Read the full report here. 

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Take Down Tobacco Day 2021

On this Take Down Tobacco Day, Donna Richardson of the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program discusses how the TDP helps those wanting to quit tobacco including cancer patients.https://youtu.be/6knccPuPwMo On this Take Down Tobacco Day, Dr. Michael Steinberg of the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program discusses lung cancer, smoking and the program. https://youtu.be/SrlTLue9aVo

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Twitter Chat Recap: Addressing Colorectal Cancer in a COVID-19 World

In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey hosted a Twitter chat to discuss the basics of colorectal cancer, importance of screening and prevention, and the impact COVID-19 on colorectal cancer treatment. Participants joined the conversation using the hashtag #CINJScreenNJTwitterChat and #CRCScreeningAwareness while Howard S. Hochster, MD, FACP, associate director for Clinical Research and director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and director of Oncology Research at RWJBarnabas Health along with Patrick Boland, MD, medical oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Anita Kinney, PhD, associate director for Population Science and Community Outreach at Rutgers Cancer Institute, director of… Read More

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New Recommendations for Lung Cancer Screening

Breaking News! The USPSTF has finalized new recommendations for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) — adults aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years should be screened annually. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery.  Please save the date for “Lung Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know, Including Updates to the USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines” on April 12 10:30am and April 16 at Noon,… Read More

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April is National Cancer Control Month

April is National Cancer Control Month – now is the time to take control of your health and help reduce your cancer risk. Take control of your health, and help reduce your cancer risk. Stay away from all forms of tobacco. Get to and stay at a healthy weight. Get moving with regular physical activity. Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all). Protect your skin. Know yourself, your family history, and your risks. Get regular check-ups and cancer screening tests. Learn more about screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society, and find colorectal cancer screening, lung cancer screening,… Read More

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February is Cancer Prevention Month

In honor of National Cancer Prevention Month, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey presents a Cancer Prevention Resource Center with information about recommended frequency and kinds of screenings for various cancer types. If you’re looking for information about scheduling a screening, check out the Partners page.

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Trenton Health Team Brings FREE Health Screenings to Community Settings

Partnership with St. Francis, City reaches barber shops, houses of worship, public housing. Senior housing, barber shops, and houses of worship are just a few of the places Trenton residents can now get free health screenings–along with referrals for cancer screenings and other follow-up care–thanks to a new Trenton Health Team outreach program.  Read more about the new initiative.

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Expanded Practice and Policy Recommendations made by Collaborative Program to Improve Prevention of Prevalent Cancers

April 2019 With New Jersey ranking in the nation’s top ten for cancer incidence, there is an increased call for enhanced awareness as well as expanded practice and policy when it comes to cancer screening. ScreenNJ, a collaborative program led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and funded in part by the New Jersey Department of Health, is already committed to reducing cancer incidence and mortality through an emphasis on screenings for colorectal cancer and lung cancer – two of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the state. At last year’s ‘Conference for Change’ event, hosted by the New Jersey Primary Care Association and sponsored by ScreenNJ, health care providers, community members… Read More

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