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 >
For a game day party, you want to have hearty, tasty foods that can be prepared in advance so that the host or hostess is not busy in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the game, entertainment, and other people’s company. Two items often mentioned for game day parties are soups and chili. I chose Southwest Stew, similar to a chili but all vegetarian. This is a dish that had been on the menu for inpatients here at Hackensack University Medical Center for many years. Eventually it also became one of my favorites as a lunch choice in the cafeteria. It is a hearty blend of tomatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, chickpeas and spinach. For further color contrast and flavor,… Read More >
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 >
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 >
Chairman and Director of John Theurer Cancer Center, Dr. Andre Goy sits down with Lymphoma Research Foundation to discuss new resarch and innovations in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma...
Would you describe mantle cell lymphoma?
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), which was only officially designated as a separate entity in 1994, is not a common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL); it represents only about six percent of NHL. MCL often has characteristics of both indolent and aggressive forms of NHL. MCL can have a rather indolent course during which most patients have limited symptoms; however, most patients relapse and become chemoresistant over time.… Read More >