Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • RCN Business Donates to NRCI

    Thank you RCN Business in Wilkes-Barre for your CASUAL Day contribution. They hosted a company raffle and Bob Savakinas (on the left) won it and donated some of his winnings back to NRCI. Special thanks to Carolyn Oshinski. (From left to right: Bob Savakinas, raffle winner and RCN staff member, Karen M. Saunders, President of […]

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  • Bedrock Technology Hosts Recycling Event to Benefit NRCI

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  • Support NRCI on Friday, May 3rd for NEPA Match Day

    On the first Friday in May, the following 30 nonprofit organizations will work together with the goal of making 2019 NEPA Match Day the biggest day of giving in the Lackawanna County region’s history! Please send donations directly to each organization. If you send a donation to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the donation will be […]

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  • Cancer Institute Announces New Officers and  Members to the Board of Directors

    In December 2018, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Board of Directors elected new officers. Susan Shoemaker was elected as Chair of the Board of Directors, Mary Sewatsky, MD, Vice-Chair, Fr. Herbert Keller, Secretary and Suzanne M. Fletcher, Treasurer.  In addition to the new officers, the Board of Directors appointed Michael Greenberg, MD and Soumit Basu, MD, Ph.D.  to […]

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  • Highmark Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

    The Highmark Foundation recently awarded the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with a $25,000 grant to support the Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. This investment will ensure the continuous work of the Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program for underserved residents of northeastern Pennsylvania to facilitate colon, breast, and cervical cancer screenings. The program helps with identifying and […]

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  • C.A.S.U.A.L. Day Retail Locations Announced

    Our biggest awareness campaign, C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day is coming up on Thursday, March 28th. Over 8,000 individuals throughout northeastern PA will dress casual in a long sleeve or short sleeve t-shirts, pins and/or silicone wrist-bands to help raise awareness about the importance of early detection and screening for colon […]

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  • Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Names Chair for 16th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

    Holly Roever Carron was recently named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 16th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. Holly Roever Carron is President at HW Roever Inc, an independent, family operated franchisee of Dunkin Donuts. Holly is responsible for operating nine Dunkin Donuts in the Greater Scranton area and is […]

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  • Cancer Institute Releases Latest Local Cancer Surveillance Report

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, a community-based nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the release of “Cancer in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Incidence and Mortality for Common Cancers” available at: cancernepa.org  This unique, locally focused report was compiled by Cancer Institute Surveillance Coordinator, Karen Ryczak, RN and Medical Director, Samuel Lesko, MD, MPH. The report documents that […]

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  • NRCI’s 2018 Holiday Card

        Believing is silent. You don’t hear it. You feel it. Happy Holidays! With Gratitude, *Photo credit to Angela Ceccarelli, owner of Angela Ceccarelli Photography in Mayfield. She is a 2 1/2 year lobular carcinoma cancer survivor. She has been a photographer for the past 31 years. 

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  • University of Scranton Students Present CASUAL Day Marketing Plan

    Thank you to University of Scranton students, Yochabel, Arjita, Sarah, Millicent and Pooja for your hard work on a CASUAL Day marketing plan for your class project. We are appreciative of your dedication and support of the Cancer Institute.  

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