Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • Judi H Rock On 6 This Saturday, October 1st

     Judi H Rock On 6 will take place, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s Center from 6-11PM. Judi H Rock On 6, a dance party and raffle will feature live music from three legendary bands on one stage – Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, Old Friends, The Gene Dempsey Orchestra, along with singer/songwriters Janice Gambo Chesna. Old Friends will be honored at the event as […]

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    Cancer Institute Names Co-Chairs for 24th Annual Cancer Survivors Day

     Q. Thomas Novinger, MD, MBA, and his wife, Lorraine Novinger MS, PA-C have been named co-chairs for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 24th Annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. Q. Thomas Novinger, MD, MBA, of Mountain Top, was the former senior medical director at Blue Cross of NEPA and prior to that was a […]

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  •  Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Announces Staff Promotions

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s President, Karen Saunders, recently announced several staffing changes across the organization approved by the Board of Directors. Ms. Laura Toole, LCSW, of Scranton, was recently promoted to Vice President of Community and Patient Services. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Community and Patient Services. In her new role, she will continue […]

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    Save the Dates for Upcoming Events

      Saturday, September 10, 2016 – Kirby Park from 10AM to 12PM Saturday, September 24, 2016 – McDade Park from 10AM to 12PM This annual dual-location free event is held in honor of all of the people from northeast Pennsylvania who are affected by a cancer diagnosis. The event features the “Circle of Survivors,” an activity during which […]

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  • From left to right: Karen Saunders, president of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute;  and Nancy McCormick Committee members- Frank Rainey, Jan Needham, Adam McCormick, Cara Zayac McCormick, Calin Ann Jude McCormick and Shamus McCormick.

Committee members absent from photo: Ann Tomasello, Colleen Ross, Margy Rainey and Erin Kreis.

    Committee Finalizes Plans for 10th Annual Nancy McCormick Volleyball Tournament

    Committee members met recently to finalize plans for the 10th Annual Nancy McCormick Volleyball Tournament that will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Dunmore High School. The tournament is hosted each year at Dunmore High School during Memorial Day Weekend by a group of family and friends of the […]

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  • Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Receives $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant

      Grant to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is part of CVS Health’s commitment to increasing access to quality health care   [SCRANTON, PA] – The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute announced today that it has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its […]

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    Thank You For Your Support of the 13th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

    Thank you to all of our sponsors, team captains and volunteers for making the 13th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day a huge success. We could not have done it without your hard work, dedication and commitment to raising awareness about colon cancer in our region. We sold over 4,400 t-shirts […]

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  • Rep. Frank Farina, Maura Phillips Staback, CASUAL Day founder, Rep. Maria Donatucci, Rep. Karen Boback, Karen M. Saunders, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute President and Michael Moran, CASUAL Day Founder.

    C.A.S.U.A.L. Day in PA Declared Statewide

    PA State Representative Karen Boback designated March 31st as CASUAL Day in PA at a press conference event on March 23, 2016 in Harrisburg. She also presented this resolution on the House floor later that day. Representative Maria Donatucci also proclaimed March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. For more information about C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, visit our […]

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  • Robert Ventura (above) and his brother, Pete, own Coney Island Lunch located at 515 
Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton.

    Story of Survivorship: CASUAL Day Spokesperson, Robert Ventura

    In January 2013, Robert Ventura set up an appointment with his doctor because of his inguinal hernia. His primary care physician referred him to a surgeon but first asked him when was the last time he received a colonoscopy. He had never gotten one. He was 60 years old at the time. An appointment was […]

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  • Seated, from left to right:  Roxanne Schulman, Karen M. Saunders, Traci Fosnot, Leo Vergnetti, Spirit of Hope Board Chair; Angela Rempe Jones, Robin Long and Jessica Kalinoski.

Second row, standing from left to right: Philip Medico (seated), David Nape, John Heil, Jennifer Heil, Vince Scarpetta, Pat Sicilio, Gene Sperazza.
Back row, from left to right: Jeff George, Paul McGloin, James Gorman, Joe Ferguson, Greg Gagorik, Thomas Cummings, Jr., John P. Rodgers, Tom Blaskewicz, Charles C. Jefferson, Richard Conaboy and P. Richard Scheller.

Absent from the photo: Chuck Morgan, Brian McQuestion, Andrew Wallace, John and Jennifer Heil, William F. Rinaldi, Dr. Steven J. Szydlowski, Sharon Lynett, Jennifer Lynett, 
John Moran, Dan Meuser, Scott E. Henry, Attorney Mark J. Conway, Jim Brady, Susan Brady, Nicholas F. Colangelo.

    Spirit of Hope Celebration Raises Over $54,000 for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute board of ambassadors and associate board of ambassadors met in mid- January at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport for a wrap-up meeting of the 2015 Spirit of Hope Celebration. The Ambassadors presented the Cancer Institute with a $54,342 check from this past year’s event. The Board of Ambassadors, a group of […]

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