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Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1 million to ...

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Murphy administration highlights comprehensive efforts to address trauma and ACEs

The Murphy Administration announced Wednesday its continuing efforts to reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma in New Jersey’s children. The latest advances include a $12 million, multi-year federal grant and an executive on loan, to continue to guide the administration’s efforts. “Adverse experiences can affect children and mothers for a lifetime. As the next ...

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Hackensack University Medical Center announces participation in investigational, one-time gene therapy clinical trial for Parkinson’s patients

The Division of Movement Disorders at the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Hackensack Meridian Health University Medical Center have been selected as one of multiple medical centers in the United States to participate in the RESTORE-1 Phase 2 Clinical Study of VY-AADC, an investigational gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease.  The randomized, double-blinded, placebo-surgery controlled ...

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Sweeney challenges tobacco companies to take immediate action to curb vaping by young people

Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-3rd District,  met with officials from the three top tobacco companies, where he challenged them to take immediate action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices by young people. Senator Sweeney summoned officials from Juul, Altria and Reynolds to a meeting in Trenton, where he urged them to ...

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New partnership creates largest urology network in the Northeast

New Jersey Urology (NJU) and Urology Management Associates (UMA) said on Wednesday they partnered with Premier Urology Group LLC effective Sept. 13. The partnership creates one of the largest urology groups in the United States, with 124 providers in 52 locations, including five cancer treatment centers. Combined, the organizations will have more robust resources for ...

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RWJBarnabas Health increases access to critical recovery support services

RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) announced on Tuesday it committed to reducing the number of opioid prescriptions prescribed by actively participating in the Deliberate Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions (DROP) initiative with 25,380 fewer emergency department patients and 21,116 fewer inpatients receiving an opioid at discharge over the past 18 months. As of May 2019, only 3.81 percent ...

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Experts say New Jersey’s life science industry continues to thrive

New Jersey’s dynamic and growing life science industry continues its growth spurt thanks to a great location, a talented workforce and attractive economic incentives. Home to 2,200 companies and 12 of the top pharma companies, the Garden State is attracting more and more companies across the life science sub-sectors. At an ACG NJ monthly breakfast meeting ...

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