Spring 2016 Issue
We are pleased to distribute the first Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) monthly newsletter. Our 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.
New Co-Leader for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program  

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD has agreed to serve as the Cancer Prevention and Control Program’s Co-leader with Sharon L. Manne, PhD, Associate Director for Population Science and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Dr. Bandera is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and a well-known cancer epidemiologist, a wonderful mentor, and colleague to us. 

Please welcome Dr. Bandera to her new role and to the leadership team!
Thank you to Dr. Cris Delnevo for her service to the Cancer Center.
Dr. Delnevo will remain a member of the program. 

Spotlight On
Protecting U.S. Minors from Tanning Bed Exposure
In late December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a number of new restrictions related to the use of tanning beds, including banning their use among individuals younger than 18 years. As the comment period on the proposal winds down, investigators Elliot J. CoupsPhD, from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; Alan C. Geller, MPH, RN, from Harvard School of Public Health; and Sherry Pagoto, PhD, from University of Massachusetts Medical School, who conduct research on tanning behaviors weigh in with their own  ‘Viewpoint’  in the March 16 online edition of  JAMA Dermatology  (DOI: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0504).   

Learn more .
Recent Presentations

The 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the  Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)  was held in Washington, DC this past March 30 - April 2 where Sharon Manne, PhD,   Jerod Stapleton, PhD, a nd  Ashley Day, PhD  presented .
Sharon L. Manne, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Population Science

"Couple-focused group interventions for early stage breast cancer"
Jerod Stapleton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

"Sociocultural experiences, body image, and indoor tanning among young adult women"
Ashley Day, PhD, Post-doctoral Appointee 
"Parent and child characteristics associated with child sunburn and sun protection among U.S. Hispanics"
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2016 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting
Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH, FACP, 
Professor and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Director, Tobacco Dependence Program

"Evidence Supporting the Long-term of Nicotine Replacement Medications for Tobacco"
9th Annual Meeting of the Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network
(Ca-PRI) (April 2016, Boston MA)
Shawna Hudson, PhD , Associate Professor and Research Division Chief Department of Family and Community Health presented at the  US perspective for the session "Survivorship Care-International Perspectives
Denalee O'Malley, PhD (c), LSW, gave a presentation on  "Learning the Landscape: Implementation Challenges of Primary Care Innovators Around Cancer Survivorship Care" (Crabtree PI: R13 HS021287)
Elisa Bandera, MD, PhD and Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH presented in a session entitled “Obesity and cancer biomarkers: new perspectives” at the American Society for Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Annual Meeting at Columbus, Ohio on March 14, 2016.

Antoinette Stroup, PhD, Director, New Jersey State Cancer Registry presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) held in Washington, DC entitled, " Translating early life socieconomic status to cancer risk in adulthood: The case of Utah baby boomers" on March 31, 2016.

XiangLin Tan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Population Science was invited to the International Cancer Study & Therapy Conference in Baltimore, MD for an oral presentation entitled, " Targeting RET signaling pathway: a novel molecular mechanism of action of metformin in pancreatic cancer prevention and treatment"  on April 4, 2016.

Rutgers Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention & Control
May Meeting

Monday, May 16, 2016, Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Founder UMass Center for mHealth & Social Media, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Topic “Leveraging Social Media for Health Behavior Change."  

Rutgers Cancer Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Howard L. McLeod, PharmD, Medical Director DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida presented "Personalized Versus Precision? Let’s Call it Medicine”. Presentation was hosted by Brian Gonzalez, PhD, Division of Population Science, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


For a comprehensive list of recent manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations please visit the CPC webpage
Awards and Honors

Marc L. Steinberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Associate Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry  at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School was awarded  a grant entitled, " National Institute on Drug Abuse, Persistence Targeted Smoking Cessation in Schizophrenia (PTSC-S)," R21DA041163-01 (R21/R33), Term: 2016 – 2021, $1,152,750. Role: PI

Ashley DayPhD, Post-doctoral Appointee, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Population Science was awarded a grant entitled, “Health beliefs and behaviors among individuals diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma”  by the NJ Department of Health - New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Term: 2016 - 2017, $100,000.

Bo Qin, PhDPost-doctoral Appointee, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Population Science  was awarded a grant entitled“Vitamin D and the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women” by the NJ Department of Health - New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Term: 2016 - 2017, $100,000.

Sharon Manne, PhDProfessor and Associate Director of Population Science has been selected to attend the prestigious 2016 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, a comprehensive leadership training program for women at academic institutions. 
Appointments and Promotions

Heartiest congratulations to Elliot J. CoupsPhD for achieving tenure status!

Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH has been appointed as Interim Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health. Dr. Delnevo is currently Chair and Professor of the SPH Department of Health Education and Behavioral Science and serves as the Director of the Center for Tobacco Studies.
Upcoming Events
On May 26, 2016,  Sharon L. Manne, PhD,  will host the 2016 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey Public Forum "Cancer Survivors: Advancing Care through Research."   The keynote speaker for the forum will be Alfred I. Neugut, MD, PhD, Associate Director for Population Sciences. Drs. Sharon Manne, Shawna Hudson and Brian Gonzalez will be presenting expert perspectives at the forum as well. Please register online, if you have not already done so.  Learn more . 
Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) are hosting the 2016 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey on May 26, 2016, a gathering of world-renowned scientists from the cancer field. A panel of expert researchers from New Jersey present perspectives on the following subjects: nutrition and cancer prevention, angiogenesis, emerging new drugs for therapy, genetics of cancer, and complementary medicine. Learn more.
Clinical Investigation and Precision Medicine (CIPT) and CPC Cross-Program Collaborative Retreat

Sharon L. Manne, PhD, and Howard Kaufman, MD, FACS, will host an upcoming CPC & CIPT Cross-Program Collaborative Retreat. More information coming soon.
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health will be presenting at the following upcoming events:

ACS/NCI 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape (June 2016, Washington DC)

EXCELS Supplement (R01 CA176838-03S2) abstract entitled, “Weight-Related Risk Perception and Communication among Overweight/Obese Breast Cancer Survivors” selected for scientific merit award by the selection committee. Only 6 of the 190 abstracts submitted for the conference received this citation. Dr. Allison Christian will present on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

EXCELS (R01 CA176838) development process abstract entitled, "  Excels: A Web-Based Program to Facilitate Engaged Self-Management in Primary Care for Cancer Survivorship Follow-up " highlighted as one of the “best” by the selection committee. Dr. Shawna Hudson will present as one of five, 12-minute talks during the Best Abstracts session on Friday, June 17, at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

Please join us for the next CPC meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016, 3:30 pm. Presenter will be  XiangLin Tan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RCINJ-RWJMS. Topic  Repurposing Old Drugs: An Effective Route for Cancer Prevention and Control  Refreshments provided. 

Click here for a full list of upcoming 2016 CPC meetings.

Employment Opportunities

Cancer Epidemiology Faculty Position  in the Population Science Division at Rutgers Cancer Institute. 
Assistant Research Coordinator two (2) positions available in bio-specimen related research at RCINJ.
Don't miss out!

The Rutgers Cancer Institute Research Development Pilot Project Award Competition (CPC) 2016 Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) - Spring Cycle is due June 15, 2016.

Please contact Willetta Boswell  for a copy of the RFA and application and let her know immediately if you plan to submit an application.

News to share? We invite you to send your news and updates to be considered for publication in an upcoming issue of  The CPC Newsletter . Please note: All news items must adhere to Rutgers editorial guidelines and Associated Press style; accepted submissions may be edited in accordance with those guidelines. If you also have an accompanying photo you would like to be considered, please submit a high-resolution, print-quality image that is 300 dpi. Email all submissions to Sarah Scharf.