Confronting Disparities in Lung Cancer

Compared with all other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, Black people are disproportionally more affected by lung cancer. Sharon R. Pine, PhD, a resident member of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, associate professor of Pharmacology and Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and member of the Cancer Health Equity Center of Excellence e, discusses the barriers that Black people face, the research being done on racial health disparities and how action can be taken now.

From the Bench: Taking Steps toward New Lung Cancer Therapies

As the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, together with RWJBarnabas Health, has the tools and experts to provide exceptional care and conduct cutting-edge research to advance our understanding of lung cancer and pave the way for new therapies. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more on the latest research in lung cancer.

Take Part in the 2020 Great American Smokeout

November 19, 2020 marks the Great American Smokeout, an annual intervention hosted by the American Cancer Society as a call to action to take the first step towards better health through the elimination of tobacco products. Rutgers experts share more on why and how to get started.

Lung cancer experts provide knowledge on treatment innovations, tips for successful smoking cessation and more

With Lung Cancer Awareness Month upon us, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center’s scientists, physician-scientists, and staff are available to offer expertise in treatment innovations, the biology of lung cancers, research initiatives, and tips for successful smoking…

Exploring Autophagy as a Therapeutic Strategy against Frequent Mutations in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert investigates the role of a cellular survival mechanism known as autophagy in the formation of tumors driven by mutations in tumor suppressors known as LKB1 and oncogene KRAS.

Advanced Lung Cancer Screening Available at Atlantic Health System

The Atlantic Health System lung cancer test uses low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) that only takes a few minutes to complete and may identify lung cancer at earlier, more curable stages. When compared to chest X-rays used in early detection, the LDCT screening reduces lung cancer deaths in high-risk individuals by 20 percent. The screening test is covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance. Approximately 2% of screenings show early findings of lung cancer.

Smilow Cancer Hospital expert explains five things you need to know about Lung Cancer

Roy Herbst, M.D., Ph.D., chief of Medical Oncology at Smilow Cancer Hospital, has been researching lung cancer and treating patients with the disease for more than 25 years. He discusses the facts about lung cancer, ways to reduce your risk, and how new treatments are significantly extending life for patients.