NJ Residents in 4 Counties Not Getting Cancer Screenings in Time
New Jersey Health Care Providers, Community Members, and Researchers Come together to Address Disparities and Improve Screening Opportunities for Colorectal and Lung Cancers
Health experts from around the state attended the Conference for Change: Colorectal and Lung Cancer Screening Innovation, hosted by ScreenNJ, the New Jersey Primary Care Association and Rutgers Cancer institute of New Jersey. The aim of the event was to learn more on how to improve screening rates and make recommendations to ScreenNJ, a statewide cancer screening education and awareness program. From left: panel moderator Mary O’Dowd, executive director of Health Systems and Population Health Integration for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; Dr. Antoinette Stroup, director of the New Jersey State Cancer Registry; Dr. Jennifer Tsui, Rutgers Cancer Institute population scientist; and Dr. Michael Steinberg, director of the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program. Read more about the conference
Our Partner the RWJBarnabas Health Center for Asian Health Sponsors Lunar Festival
The RWJBarnabas Health Center for Asian Health was a sponsor for the first Lunar Festival in New Jersey, with more than 1,600 people in attendance. In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, the team promoted colon cancer screenings for those over 50 as well as had attendees sign up for free FIT kits to do at home. The mayor of Maplewood, Victor DeLuca, stopped by the table to sign up for his own screening.
From left: Victor DeLuca, Mayor of Maplewood; Su Wang, MD, Medical Director, Center for Asian Health; and Richard Davis, CFO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center