Welcoming Trinitas Regional Medical Center 
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, a full-service healthcare facility located in Elizabeth, New Jersey, has joined RWJBarnabas Health. Over the last several years, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has collaborated with cancer care teams at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Now, members of the community will have access to enhanced cancer care services including access to innovative clinical trials, precision medicine, and immunotherapy in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute. Learn more
Cervical Cancer Prevention
Cervical cancer is a gynecologic cancer that can be prevented, and there are numerous tools to promote this prevention including vaccines and tested strategies. James K. Aikins, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS, chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shares more information about cervical cancer prevention through human papilloma vaccination, routine Pap tests and lifestyle choices. Learn more
Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Year in Review
As the state’s only National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health is committed to providing the most advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate world-class cancer care to adults and children, conducting groundbreaking research, providing innovative clinical trials, and above all continuing to work together to conquer cancer. As we enter 2022, we reflect on our milestones and research discoveries in 2021. Read more
Examining the Development of T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive type of leukemia. Despite advances in treatments, patients have an extremely poor prognosis. Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, examined the effects of SIRT1, an enzyme located primarily in the cell nucleus that contributes to cellular regulation on the transformation of T-cells. Results were presented by senior author Daniel Herranz Benito, PhD, resident researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute and assistant professor of pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting last month. Learn more
Exploring the Impact of Smoking on Cancer
Despite a cancer diagnosis and/or cancer treatment, there are smokers who continue with this difficult addiction. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey now offers a new program, part of the National Cancer Institute’s Moonshot Program, designed to integrate tobacco treatment into the patient-care workflow, to provide state-of-the-art tobacco treatment and cessation support to all patients at no cost. Monica Gilles, MAS, RRT, NCTTP, tobacco treatment coordinator at Rutgers Cancer Institute, shares more.
As New Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health, provides patients access to the most advanced treatment options including complex surgical procedures, sophisticated radiation therapy techniques, innovative clinical trials, immunotherapy, and precision medicine.