Fall 2016 Issue
Welcome to our Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) quarterly newsletter. The goal in producing this newsletter is to keep our members informed and involved. We are highlighting opportunities for collaborations, new funding opportunities, new grants and promotions, new personnel, and upcoming seminars and events. We always welcome your suggestions and contributions for future issues.  Wishing you all a happy and productive year!
Spotlight On
OASIS women in leadership program
The Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar, known as OASIS, is a leadership and professional development program designed to accelerate the career development and advancement of academic women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through a combination of workshops, networking, mentoring and individual coaching. The program aims to increase retention of women in these fields by preparing women for leadership positions. We would like to congratulate Katie Devine, PhD, MPH,  Assistant Professor of Medicine; who was chosen to participate in the program.

To learn more about OASIS, contact Ruthe Geardino at Ruthe.Geardino@rutgers.edu 

*Excerpt from RWJ, The Weekly View. 
In the Know
Elliot Coups, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine was notified by NJ Health Commissioner Bennett's office that his article “ Indoor tanning among New Jersey high school students before and after the enactment of youth access restrictions ,” published recently in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , was forwarded to the state’s Public Health and Food Protection Program to inform indoor tanning regulations.

Dr. Coups was interviewed on the Dr. Arthur Perry Show WABC 770 AM that aired on June 4, 2016 to discuss the findings of this study and NJTV News on August 2, 2016 with Jerod Stapleton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine. 

Recent Presentations
The ninth American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) - Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities conference September 25-28, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine presented "Prevalence of HPV DNA testing among a diverse sample of uninsured and underinsured women in New Jersey”.

Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH and Antoinette (Nan) Stroup, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, presented "Racial/ethnic and insurance based disparities in receipt of long-term follow-up care information among a population-based sample of breast and colorectal cancer patients in New Jersey". (photo not available)

Bo (Bonnie) QinPhD, Postdoctoral Associate, presented"Calcium, Vitamin D and Lactose Intakes and Ovarian Cancer Risk in African-American Women". 
Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH, presented "Hair product use and breast cancer risk by hormone receptor status in the Women's Circle of Health Study".
NCI sponsored conference on Geospatial Approaches to Cancer Control and Population Sciences on September 12-14, 2016 in Bethesda, MD
On the left, Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH, gave a oral presentation entitled, "Geographic patterns of cancer care among New Jersey’s cervical, breast, and colorectal cases: Implications for care delivery among Medicaid-insured and racial/ethnic minority populations" On the right (from left to right), Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH, Nan Stroup, PhD, and Scarlett Gomez, PhD from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California/Greater Bay Area SEER Registry.
Rutgers Cancer Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, K. Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and Co-Director of Tobacco Policy and Control at Hollings Center/Medical University of South Carolina, presented Addressing Tobacco Use in the Evolving Landscape of Health Care Reform ". Presentation was hosted by Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, Interim Dean, Rutgers School or Public Health, Director of Center for Tobacco Studies, Professor and Chair of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers School of Public Health. (photo not available)
Rutgers Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control November Meeting

Monday, November 14, 2016, Ashley Day, PhD, Postdoctoral Appointee, Population Science, presented Health beliefs and behaviors among individuals diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma ".
Awards and Honors
Elisa Bandera, MD, PhD, P rofessor of Epidemiology, and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Rutgers, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Population Science was appointed as a standing member of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology Panel B Study (CHSB) (2016-2020) Learn more about Dr. Bandera.

The New Jersey State Cancer Registry  (NJSCR) was awarded the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Gold Certification at the Annual NAACCR conference June, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Nan Stroup, PhD, Director and Stephanie Hill, MPH, CTR, Program Manager, accepted the award on behalf of NJSCR.
Aishwarya Kulkarni, MPH, won first place for her student presentation at the June 2016 NAACCR conference on “Incidence of Triple Negative Breast Cancer in New Jersey, 2008-2013.”  This study was led by Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH in collaboration with Nan Stroup, PhD (Ms. Kulkarni’s faculty advisor) and staff at the NJSCR.

Stephanie Hill, MPH, CTR, Program Manager of NJSCR won a first place poster award at the same conference. (photo not available)

Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH,  received the Buckeye Under 40 Award. This award recognizes young Ohio State University (OSU) alumni who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. The award is given by the Black Alumni Society at OSU with the intent of highlighting young talent doing remarkable things. 

Congratulations to the following faculty members on their grants:

Shawna Hudson, PhD,  Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, two-year, research supplement to promote diversity in health-related research program to advance her work on "Extended Cancer Education for Longer-term Survivors (EXCELS) In Primary Care," supported by her ongoing NIH RO1 grant.

Elisa Bandera, MD, PhD, P rofessor of Epidemiology, and Kitaw Demissie, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, one-year, administrative  supplement to advance their work on the Women’s Circle of Health Study supported by Dr. Bandera's ongoing NIH R01 grant. Plus a  two-year, minority  supplement to promote diversity in health-related research program for Michelle Doose, a doctoral student at Rutgers School of Public Health to gain  training and expertise in cancer health disparities research by being involved in the Women’s Circle of Health Follow-Up Study among African American breast cancer survivors also  supported by her ongoing NIH R01 grant.

Stacy Davis, PhD, MPH, Instructor of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, two-year grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) entitled "Wired for Colorectal Cancer Screening: An MHealth intervention", R03CA198580.  

Jesse Plascak, PhD, MPH, Instructor of Epidemiology, CINJ New Investigator Award  

Upcoming Events
Rutgers Cancer Institute - Cancer Prevention and Clinical Investigations Joint Retreat
On November 17, 2016,  the CPC and CIPT Programs will be hosting a collaborative r etreat. The goal of this retreat is to enhance inter-programmatic collaborations. The keynote speaker for the forum will be Mathew J. Ellis, MB, BChir, BSc., PhD, FRCP ,  Director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at the Baylor College of Medicine who will speak about transnational research- the intersection of clinical oncology and cancer control. 

Other speakers such as Nan Stroup, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Director, NJ State Cancer Registry  will discuss "SEER Cancer Registry" and Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology,  will speak about " Aiming targeted therapy and immunotherapy: updates from PMI’

Please RSVP by registering online, if you have not already done so.
CPC Journal Club

Please join us at the next Journal Club meeting on Tuesday, December 6th at 4 pmRutgers Cancer Institute, conference room 3006.               Kevin Criswell, PhD, Postdoctoral Appointee, Population Science will be leading the meeting. 

In 2017, the Journal Club will be meeting the second Tuesday of every other month at 4pm in conference room 5546 at Rutgers Cancer Institute starting this coming January. Mark your calendars!

Please join us at the next CPC meeting on Tuesday, January 17th, 2016, 3:30 pm. Presenter will be  Stacy Davis, PhD, MPH, Instructor, Rutgers School of Public Health. Refreshments provided.  

Please Note: The December CPC Meeting is canceled.

Click here for full list of upcoming 2017 CPC meetings.

Please join us at the December Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 4:00 pm, CINJ Auditorium A. Presenter will be David Cella, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director at the Institute for Public Health and Medicine – Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes.

Please join us at the January Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on Wednesday, January 18th, 2016, 4:00pm, CINJ Auditorium A. Presenter will be Dawn Hershman, MD, MS Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology,  Leader, Breast Cancer Program, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center Columbia University.

Hosted by Sharon Manne, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, Population Science, Rutgers Cancer Institute.

If interested in meeting with either Distinguished Lecturer, please contact Dr. Sunita Chaudhary and/or Jessica McMullen.


For a comprehensive list of recent manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations please visit the CPC webpage.  
Don't miss out!

The Rutgers Cancer Institute Research Development Pilot Project Award (CPC) 2017 Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) - Winter Cycle is due February 1, 2017.

Please contact Paul Novembre for a copy of the RFA and application and let her know immediately if you plan to submit an application.
The New Jersey Department of Health website has a new look and feel, please visit the newly released incidence and mortality report, and data briefs.  
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