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Breast Center Receives Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

 

The Breast Center at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center has been granted a three year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  The NAPBC represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of […]

 

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Enhanced Risk-Based Lung Cancer Screening May Prevent More Deaths than Current Approaches

 

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research, have developed a risk model-based approach for selecting smokers and former smokers who may be candidates for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT).   Using data from two lung cancer screening studies and a U.S. health survey, the researchers […]

 

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Screening Strategy May Predict Lethal Prostate Cancer Later in Life

 

A recent study found that mid-life prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels predict who will be more likely to develop lethal prostate cancer.  Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that measuring PSA levels in younger men (between the ages of 40 and 59) could accurately predict future […]

 

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New Jersey CyberKnife Patient Speaks at Cancer Survivorship Event

 

 

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New Decision Aids Support Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening

 

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 report, almost 4,000 people will die from lung cancer in New Jersey this year.  One way to lower this number is by increasing the number of lung cancer screenings.  For some adults, annual lung cancer screening could lead to an early diagnosis and life-saving […]

 

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Study Says Lung Cancer Survival Increases Sharply If Caught Early

 

According to a recent study in England, increased screening to identify and monitor people at high risk for lung cancer could increase their chance for five-year survival by nearly three-quarters.  Researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest leaders in Britain set up a national screening program to catch more lung cancer earlier, with the hope […]

 

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Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute […]

 

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Brain Tumors

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  According to the National Brain Tumor Society, who is committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors, more than 69,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.  A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or […]

 

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