Summer/Fall 2020 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 members, and upcoming seminars and events. We always welcome your suggestions and contributions for future issues. Past issues of the CPC Newsletter can be found online here at the Rutgers Cancer Institute's website.
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Welcome our newest members!
Nur Zeinomar, PhD, MPH, just joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as an Instructor of Medicine in the Section of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes. Dr. Zeinomar comes to us from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; New York, NY where she was a TL1 post-doctoral fellow focused on precision medicine at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA) and NCI-funded T32 a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Molecular and Cancer Epidemiology.

The overarching aim of her research is to translate epidemiologic findings into clinical care through more accurate risk assessment and to optimize risk-reducing strategies for outcomes after a cancer diagnosis. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the role of genetics, the environment, lifestyle factors, and their interplay on breast cancer etiology and prognosis.
Yonaira (Yoni) M. Rivera, PhD, MPH, recently joined Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor at the School of Communication and Information and is an Associate Member of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey through the Cancer Control and Prevention Program. Dr. Rivera joins us from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, where she completed her doctoral degree in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

During her doctoral training, Dr. Rivera received an F31 Diversity award (F31CA224615-01A1) and GMaP Region 1 North Research Project Support Program funding (P30CA177558-05S3) for her dissertation, which focused on exploring how U.S. Latinos engage with and act upon cancer (mis)information on Facebook. Dr. Rivera’s research is centered around reducing Latino cancer inequities through effective, theory-driven health communication, with an emphasis on social media and community engaged research in the area of cancer control and prevention.
The Cancer Prevention and Control Program Pilot Award RFA fall cycle is now open. Deadlines below:
Letter of Intent:  Due November 2, 2020
Full Application: Due Noon, November 30, 2020
To apply, please click on the link here, select the competition, then login as follows:
Rutgers Members – use your NET ID and password
Princeton Members – register your preferred email address and password (or use existing if already registered)
Recent Presentations/Events
May 11, 2020. Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR, moderated a panel entitled "Best Practices for Population Science Shared Resources: Sunrise Sunset Workshop" for the ASPO Associate Directors/Project Leaders (AD/PL) Workshop. The panelists included, Andrew Sussman, PhD, University of New Mexico, Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Lynne Wagner, PhD, Wake Forest University.
June 18, 2020. Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, presented at the New Jersey Prevention Network’s Virtual 2020 Vision Focus on Addiction. His presentation was titled "Issues in Tobacco Dependence Treatment."
Community Cancer Action Board Meeting
June 23, 2020

The following researchers elicited input and feedback for their research studies:

Coral Omene, MD, PhD
(CIPT program)

"Breast cancer: Mitigating Risks through Scientific Research."

Zhaomeng Niu, PhD
(CPC program)

"Developing and testing a mobile health intervention to promote sun protection behaviors and skin examination among Hispanics."

Stacy Davis, PhD, MPH
(CPC program)

"Social Determinants, Lung Cancer Screening and Health Disparities."
July 16-17, 2020. Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, presented "Establishing a Coordinated Network of Evidence-based Tobacco Treatment Centers in New Jersey" at the Virtual Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit of 2020.
July 24, 2020, Kevin Schroth, JD, presented at the Rutgers Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program Grand Rounds, his presentation was titled "E-Cigarettes and a Shifting Landscape."
July 28, 2020. Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, presented "Tobacco 21: Policy and Research Priorities to Inform Effective Adoption and Implementation" at NCI’s Community Engagement Workgroup.
July 29, 2020. Bo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD, facilitated the Virtual 2020 Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Summer Research Program Symposium.
August 17, 2020. Kevin Schroth, JD, presented "Pricing Strategies to Reduce Use and Address Disparities, National Tobacco Control Program Awardee Meeting, Getting to Equity in Commercial Tobacco Control: Ensuring a Healthy, Commercial Tobacco-Free Life for All" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).

Bo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD, served as a Grant Review Panel Member for the American Institute for Cancer Research from August 10-12, 2020.
Research in Progress Meetings
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health
Center for Cancer Health Equity

September 15, 2020. Jaya M. Satagopan, PhD, presented "Multidomain and Multi-Level Understanding of Cancer Screening in South Asian Americans."
Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Monthly Meetings
June 15, 2020

Ollie Ganz, DrPH, MSPH, Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy, Rutgers School of Public Health, presented "Flavored Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Health Problems and the Potential impact of Flavor Bans." 
July 20, 2020

Judith Graber, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Epidemiology Concentration Director, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health presented "The New Jersey Firefighters Cancer Assessment and Prevention Study (CAPS); The first two years and next steps."
Yu Chen, PhD, MPH
September 15, 2020

Yu Chen, PhD, MPH,
Professor of Epidemiology, Departments Population Health and Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, presented "Novel risk factors for cancer: microbiome and neighborhood walkability.”
Center for Cancer Health Equity (CCHE)
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health
2020 Annual Retreat
June 25, 2020

Flash Talk Presentations from CPC Members
Paul R. Duberstein, PhD, presented "Voice 2: A Novel Triadic Communication Intervention to Integrate Values and Optimize Patient and Caregiver End-of-Life Outcomes."

Kelly Kohler, PhD, presented "HPV Self-Sampling to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening."

Adana A. M. Llanos, PhD, MPH, presented "Ongoing Research in Molecular and Sociobiological Mechanisms in Breast Cancer, Cancer Prevention and Control, and Cancer in Populations of African Ancestry."

Denalee O’Malley, PhD, LSW, presented "Optimizing Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening among Patients with Diabetes in Safety-Net Primary Care Settings: Targeting Implementation Approach."

Coral Omene, PhD, MD, presented "Evaluating the Differential Responses to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer and Its Impact on Health Care Disparities."

Jesse Plascak, PhD, presented "Visually Observed Neighborhood Characteristics & Breast Cancer-Related Disparities in NJ."

Jaya Satagopan, PhD, presented "Data Gaps in South Asian American Health."

Charles Senteio, PhD, MBA, LCSW, presented "Engaging with Black PCa Survivors to Culturally Tailor a PCa treatment DA to Assess Impact on SDM, Distress, PCa Knowledge."
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Dissemination and Implementation Working Group

9/22/2020: Ann Nguyen, PhD, presented "What types of small practices do best in an evidence-based guideline implementation? A multiple-case study of HealthyHearts NYC."
9/01/2020:Co-sponsored by Cancer Health Equity, Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR, presented "ENGAGE R01: A Hybrid I cluster RCT with NCORP for genetic testing."
8/18/2020: Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR, presented "A Lung Cancer Screening Hybrid I Cluster Randomized Trial."
Grants Awarded
2020-2025. MPI: Dr. Elisa Bandera (Co-PIs: Dr. Jennifer A. Doherty (University of Utah), Dr. Scarlett Gomez, (UCSF) and Dr. Lawrence H. Kushi (Kaiser Permanente Northern California)
Title: “Racial/ethnic disparities in ovarian cancer treatment and survival: an integrative approach.”
Sponsor: NIH/NCI. R01.
2020-2025. PI: Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE, (Co-I: Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD)
Title: "Outcome Assessments of Demographically Diverse Long-term Cohorts of Persons at High HIV Risk Enrolled from Drug Abuse Treatment Programs in the 1980s across the U.S."
Sponsor: NIDA. R01.
2020-2021. Supplement PI: Racquel "Kelly" Kohler, PhD, (Co-Is: Rula Btoush, PhD, RN, Kathryn Greene, PhD, MA, Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH)
Title: "HPV Vaccine Hesitancy in Low Uptake Communities"
Sponsor: NIH/NCI. P30 Supplement.
2020-2021. PI: Kevin Schroth, JD, Co-lead: Michelle Kennedy
Title: "RU Tobacco Free"
Sponsor: The Truth Initiative.
Awards and Honors
National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Control & Population Science
Behavioral Research Program
Featured Grantees

Sharon Manne, PhD, has been selected for the NCI Featured Grant Project, for the R01 grant "Facebook Intervention for young Onset Melanoma patients and families." 6/1/2019-5/31/20. Congratulations, Dr. Manne!
Olivia Wackowski, PhD, MPH, has been selected for the NCI Featured Grant Project, for the R37 grant "Perceptions and Impact of Modified Risk Tobacco Product Communicate Message." Congratulations, Dr. Wackowski!

Full details on the featured grantees can be found here.
Ollie Ganz, DrPH, MSPH, was awarded a NIH Loan Repayment Award, funded by NIDA. Project entitled "The Role of Tobacco Industry Marketing in Tobacco Use Disparities between Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Young Adults in the United States." Mentor: Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, FAAHB.
Upcoming Meetings - Save the Date
Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) 2020 Annual Retreat

The Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) 2020 Annual Retreat will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00pm via WebEx. The goal of this retreat is to provide CPC members with the program aims, progress, challenges, and future plans. Included will be a presentation on the CINJ catchment area, the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and CPC Members Flash Talks.

Hosted by:
Drs. Elisa Bandera, PhD, MD & Carolyn Heckman, PhD
Co-Leaders of the CPC Program at CINJ

For more information, email
Rutgers Cancer Institute-Princeton University Annual Cancer Research Symposium

Please join us on November 20, 2020, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for the first Annual Cancer Research Symposium jointly sponsored by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Princeton University. The goal of this symposium is to facilitate inter-institutional collaborations between researchers.

Agenda includes faculty presentations, trainee talks and flash talks on posters selected from submitted abstracts. Featured sessions this year focus on Cancer Genomics, Cancer Metabolism, Tumor Microenvironment, and Understanding and Addressing Cancer Burden in the Population.

Abstract submission closes: October 16, 2020

Please visit the Annual Cancer Research Symposium website for program schedule, registration and abstract submission.

Looking forward to seeing everyone virtually!

Questions: Education and Training
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health
Center for Cancer Health Equity
Distinguished Lecture Seminar Series

November 12, 2020
Sandi Pruitt, PhD
Associate Professor, Population and Data Sciences
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

December 2, 2020
Michael R. Irwin, MD
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry and Bio Behavioral Sciences
Cousins Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Bio Behavioral Sciences
Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Director, Mindful Awareness Research Center

(Host: Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR)
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Distinguished Lecture Series and Grand Rounds
4:00 to 5:00pm via Zoom
October 14, 2020
Nir Eyal, DPhil
Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Center for Population–Level Bioethics
Rutgers School of Public Health
(Host: Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR)

November 4, 2020
David Weinberg, MD, MSc
Chair, Department of Medicine Chief, Section of Gastroenterology Audrey Weg Schaus and Geoffrey Alan Weg Chair in Medical Science Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Hosts: Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR and Dr.Howard Hochster, MD (CIPT))

November 11, 2020
David Buller, PhD
Senior Scientist and Director of Research Klein Buendel, Inc Golden Colorado
(Host: Sharon Manne, PhD)

December 2, 2020
Michael R. Irwin, MD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
(Host: Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR)
Post Doc Seminar Series

December 18, 2020.
Trishnee Bhurosy, PhD, postdoctoral appointee under Carolyn Heckman, PhD, will be presenting "Prevalence of iron deficiency anemia and iron supplementation among colorectal cancer survivors: data abstraction from EMRs."
45th American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Annual Meeting
Monday, March 29 – Thursday, April 1, 2021
The theme of the 45th ASPO meeting will be Health Equity, Culture, and Cancer. Dr. Elisa Bandera is co-chairing the meeting with Dr. Sandi Pruitt.  Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held virtually.
Get your abstracts ready! Abstracts are due November 16th, you can submit here. For more information about the meeting click here.
Other News
We would like to wish a fond farewell to two valued colleagues. Dr. Jennifer Tsui, who left Rutgers School of Public Health - Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Her last day was June 22, 2020. Dr. Jesse Plascak, who recently left Rutgers School of Public Health. His last day was August 1, 2020. Wishing them both well on their future endeavors.
Gary Kwok, PhD, recently joined Dr. Katie Devine’s research team as a postdoctoral appointee on September 14, 2020. Please welcome Gary to CINJ!

Circe Jennifer Gray Le Compte, SM, SD, recently joined Dr. Anita Kinney's research team as a postdoctoral appointee on September 21, 2020. Please welcome Circe to CINJ!
Included in The Dean's Weekly View…
"Rutgers-Led National Survey Uncovers Doctors' Misconceptions about Nicotine Risks.
Most physicians mistakenly believe that nicotine leads to cancer, and heart and respiratory diseases, according to a Rutgers-led national survey, even though it is the toxic substances in cigarette smoke and not the nicotine that causes the primary health risk."
Find out more about this study by Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH, titled "Nicotine Risk Misperception Among US Physicians" from the Journal of General Internal Medicine and in Rutgers Today.
More to Know
Population Science Research Support Shared Resource

The Population Science Research Support shared resource works with researchers to provide expertise and technical support in the following areas:

(1) Subject recruitment (contact subjects, collect data, conduct interviews);
(2) setting-up online surveys in DatStat, RedCap, Qualtrics and training staff to administer them; and
(3) setting-up infrastructure for longitudinal and randomized trial recruitment t on DatStat and RedCap and training staff.

For more information and to discuss your project needs, please reach out to
Acknowledging Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) in Publications
Please acknowledge the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) in publications that resulted from any CCSG support such as: Pilot Award/New Investigator funds, use of Office of Human Research Services (OHRS), and/or use of any supported Shared Resource. Publications that acknowledge the CCSG must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy

For a full list of recent manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations please visit the Researchers Profile webpage.
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