Spring 2017 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. 
Spotlight On
Hannah Oh, ScD, MPH, Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

We welcome our newest member, Dr. Hannah Oh. She comes to us from the National Cancer Institute where she held a Postdoctoral Appointment in Cancer Epidemiology.  Read Dr. Oh's researcher profile.

Recent Presentations

Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA March 2017

Elliot Coups, PhD, Associate Professor, Population Science,  presented the following poster entitled  "Establishing a Population Science Research Support Core at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey". He also presented a talk titled, "Project SOL: Testing a Sun-Safety Program for Hispanic Outdoor Day Laborers." 

Dr. Coups also received the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s C. Tracy Orleans Distinguished Service award. The award recognizes his completion of a three-year term serving as Member Delegate on the Society’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 

Adrienne Viola, MD/PhD graduate student, presented the following poster entitled "Linguistic Acculturation and Skin Cancer Program Preferences among U.S. Hispanics."
Ms. Viola also presented the following poster entitled, "Sun Protection Behaviors among Male Hispanic Outdoor Laborers."
Kevin Criswell, PhD, Postdoctoral Appointee, Population Science, presented the following poster entitled, "Trajectories of cancer-specific distress of individuals with prostate cancer and their partners."

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) Conference  
Orlando, FL, February 2017
Adrienne Viola, MD/PhD graduate student, presented the following poster entitled "Problem-Solving Skills and Cancer-Related Communication Problems Among Teens with Cancer."

CI4CC 2017 Symposium & Genomics Workshop
Huntington Beach, CA, March 2017
Antoinette (Nan) M. Stroup, PhD, Associate Professor, SPH, Director, NJ State Cancer Registry, was an invited moderator for the session on "US State Cancer Registries," as President-Elect of NAACCR. Cancer Registries were recognized as an essential partner in the advancement of cancer informatics for research. More about CI4CC.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, April 2017

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and  Bo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Population Science, presented the following poster entitled, "Body mass index and ovarian cancer survival varies by stage."
Xianglin Tan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, presented findings at the AACR Annual Meeting entitled, "Examination of Diabetes and Cholesterol Drugs in Pancreatic Cancer Mortality Shows Improved Survival with use of One more than the Other." C lick here to read article. (no photo available)

National Conference on Tobacco or Health
Austin, TX, March 2017
Olivia Wackowski, PhD, MPH , Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Public Health, presented the following posters entitled, "An analysis of expert interviews about developing warnings for e-cigarettes", "Consumer beliefs about the health risks of combusted and non-combusted tobacco products. Invited presentation for Sub-Plenary Session (The Evolving Nicotine Marketplace: Implications for Tobacco Control)," and the following poster with  Jane Lewis, PhD , Associate Professor and C ristine Delnevo , PhD, MPH , Professor and Chair of Health Education and Behavioral Science at Rutgers School of Public Health, entitled, "The Impact of Smokeless Tobacco Risk Information on Smokers’ Risk Perceptions and Use Intentions - a News Media Experiment."

Antoinette (Nan) M. Stroup, PhD , Associate Professor, SPH, Director, NJ State Cancer Registry, presented at the CRC Stakeholder Meeting, held at Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick. Her topic was entitled, "Is Colorectal Cancer on the Rise in New Jersey Young Adults?"
Awards and Honors
Antoinette (Nan) M. Stroup, PhD,   Associate Professor, SPH, Director, NJ State Cancer Registry was recognized for her submission entitled, “Early Life SES, Birth Certificates, and Cancer in Adulthood” for the 1st annual 2017 Rutgers Celebration of Scholarship.   Dr. Stroup’s work will be included online along with all the other projects in our celebration at a later date at the Rutgers University libraries.
Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD , Professor, RWJMS, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, received the 2016 Norman H. Edelman Clinical Science Mentoring Award.  Dr. Crabtree was presented the award at the General Faculty Meeting, March 2017 by Dean, Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc.  
New Grants

Jennifer Tsui,  PhD , Assistant Professor, Population Science, was awarded a grant entitled, "Health Care  Delivery  and Care Transitions for Underserved Cancer Patients" by the American Cancer Society. Term 2017 - 2022, $729,000.
Elliot Coups, PhD, Associate Professor, Population Science, was awarded a grant entitled, "An Online Intervention for Skin Self-Examination among Individuals at Increased Risk for Melanoma" by The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust. Term: 2017 - 2019, $200,000. 

Co-Investigators include David Rotter, PhD, CINJ, Michael Marchetti, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Lee Ritterband, PhD, University of Virginia.
Kathryn Greene, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Education and Behavioral Health, was awarded an R24 grant by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) for a Phase II project, entitled, "Interactive Technology for Media Literacy Drug Prevention in Community Groups." Co-Principal Investigators, Greene & Hecht. Term 2017 - 2019,  $873,000
Huailong Chang, PhD, Postdoctoral Appointee, Population Science, was notified of the state's intent to award his grant entitled, “Metformin and RET in Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis” by the NJ Department of Health - New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Term: 2017 - 2018, $100,000.
Upcoming Events

Please join us at the next CPC Program meeting on Monday, May 15, 2017, noon, CINJ, Auditorium APresenter will be Chung S. Yang, PhD, Director, Center for Cancer Prevention Research, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Title "Does vitamin E prevent or promote cancer? Refreshments provided.  

Click here for full list of upcoming 2017 CPC meetings.

Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in NJ

The 2017 Annual Retreat will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017. Keynote speaker will be Lewis C. Cantley,  PhD , Professor, Cancer Biology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Click  here  to register and learn more. 

Community Health and Health Systems Series

Community Health and Health Systems Series will take place on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Institute for Health, room 120A. Guest speaker will be J ennifer Tsui, PhD , MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Population Science.

Journal Club Meetings

Please join Adrienne Viola, MD/PhD graduate student, who will lead our next CPC Journal Club on Tuesday, July 11th at 4 pm.

The Journal Club meets every second Tuesday of every other month.  Meeting location is located at RCINJ, 5th floor, room 5546.

For further details, please contact Sarah Scharf  at (732) 235-6472.


For a full list of recent manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations please visit the CPC webpage.  
More to Know

The Population Science Research Shared Resource supports the development and implementation of research through comprehensive study project management tools, participant tracking, electronic data collection, and data management. Please contact Dr. Elliot Coups ( coupsej@cinj.rutgers.edu ) or Carolina Lozada ( lozadaci@cinj.rutgers.edu ) to set up a meeting to discuss how we can provide support for your research efforts.
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.