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Running for a Cure

Running for a Cure

I am running for a cure! On Sunday May 5th, 2013, I will be running my third New Jersey Marathon (26.2 miles) to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program. Since its inception in 1988, Team in Training has raised nearly $600 million for research and patient aid.  I am so proud to be a part of it, as every day I see how this money helps those affected with blood cancers. http://pages.teamintraining.org/nj/nj13/hmc

As many of you know I am a nurse practitioner for the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.  I joined Team in Training (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) two years ago and have participated in… Read More >

Important Updates in Women’s Cancers

Important Updates in Women’s Cancers

Last week, John Theurer Cancer Center hosted its first Women’s Oncology Conference for the Generalist and Gynecologist. Primary care physicians and OBGYN’s are often responsible for the initial diagnosis of cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Our goal was to update our colleagues as to some of the special considerations we take when evaluating and taking care of patients with women’s cancers.

More than 100 physicians and healthcare professionals joined us for this well-received event. Our program’s speakers included myself, my colleagues at John Theurer Cancer Center (Dr. Donna McNamara, Dr. Ami Vaidya, and Dr. Mary Jane Warden), and Dr. John Curtin,… Read More >

CANCER.ORG – The American Cancer Society’s Website

CANCER.ORG – The American Cancer Society’s Website

We’ve talked a lot in this blog about the professional, medical, and scientific journals that your medical staff leaders want you to have access to as part of our commitment to transparency at the Cancer Center. But what and where do you search when you are first diagnosed, or first being screened for cancer, and your knowledge base just isn’t up to speed yet? What do you do if the scientific language in the Medline journals only confuses you?

I feel the first stop for anyone who has a concern about cancer is the American Cancer Society’s site, CANCER.ORG.

A complete database of the many types of cancer can be found under the heading LEARN ABOUT… Read More >

Focusing on Clinical and Economic Outcomes—Not Guidelines

Focusing on Clinical and Economic Outcomes—Not Guidelines

An interview with Dr. Andrew Pecora by the American Journal of Managed Care:

E: What’s your opinion today about the state of oncology care and payment?

Dr Pecora: Oncology is at a crossroads—more people are living longer, and therefore, more people will develop cancer, which means that we are using more drugs and surgical technologies to keep people alive longer. This means oncology care is getting more expensive, and on a macro level, this contributes significantly to increasing healthcare expenditures. Over time, some cancer care may become unaffordable, which could lead to the need to ration care—and that would be tragic. At this crossroads, we… Read More >

Stupid Cancer NNJ’s Young Adult Cancer Workshop

Stupid Cancer NNJ’s Young Adult Cancer Workshop

In case you missed it here are the videos of all the speakers and the survivorship panel from Stupid Cancer NNJ's first ever young adult cancer workshop.

Over 150 people attended the conference to meet other young adults and hear the presenters cover topics ranging from nutritional and emotional support, to new scientific developments, and personal survivorship stories.  Each of the presenters and panel members provided valuable insights into what it means to be a young adult affected by cancer in today's world.

It was truly a special day!

 

Dr. Andre Goy on the exiciting new developments in modern oncology.

Brain… Read More >

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