Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • 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 PA at a press conference event on March 23, 2016 in Harrisburg. She also present his 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 CASUAL […]

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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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     C.A.S.U.A.L. Day Kick-Off Set for February 23rd

     The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute will host a kick-off celebration for the 13th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day on February 23, 2016 at Cusamano’s in Old Forge. This event serves as the official start to preparations for our colorectal cancer campaign that culminates with a dress down day that will […]

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  • From left to right: Jeff George, vice president of hotel/ food and beverage at Mohegan Sun Pocono; Karen M. Saunders, president of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Mike Bean, president of Mohegan Sun Pocono and Amanda Marchegiani, community relations coordinator at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

    Mohegan Sun Pocono Hosts Breast Cancer Fundraiser to Support Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

    Mohegan Sun Pocono committed to helping support breast cancer awareness by hosting a fundraiser for their employees through the month of October.  Nearly 300 employees participated in the fundraiser by purchasing a pink Mohegan Sun Pocono breast cancer shirt that could be worn on Mondays and Fridays in October. The fundraiser totaled $1,114. 80 and […]

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  • From left to right: Robert Durkin, PCAA board member; Laura Toole, Director of Community & Patient Services at Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Karen Saunders, President of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and Kevin McDonough, PCAA Treasurer. 

Absent from the photo: PCAA board members include Bob Breslin, Brian Beppler, Jerry Musheno and Dan Santaniello. 

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania  Awards $7,500 Grant to The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

    The Prostate Cancer Awareness Alliance (PCAA) of NEPA recently awarded the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with a $7,500 grant. This generous investment and partnership with PCAA will provide the Cancer Institute with the resources to host a range of prostate cancer education and awareness activities throughout the 2016 calendar year. About Prostate Cancer Awareness Alliance […]

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  • From left to right: Karen M. Saunders, president of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Nick Piesfshski, senior captain of the Mid Valley boys varsity soccer team; Jon Dellia, Mid Valley varsity soccer player; and Amanda Marchegiani, community relations coordinator at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

    Mid Valley High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team Raises $800 at “Kicking for a Cause” Game

    The Mid Valley High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team hosted their inaugural “Kicking for a Cause” soccer game fundraiser in mid-October. This fundraiser raised $800 for the Judi H Rock On 5 event that benefits the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The fundraiser included the Mid Valley Boys Varsity Soccer Team playing against Riverside High School’s […]

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  • Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Names Chair for 13th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

    Theodore Uroskie, MD was recently named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 13th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. Theodore Uroskie, MD, of Clarks Green, is a retired obstetrician/gynecologist. He has volunteered for the local Disaster Action of the Red Cross, Disaster Health Service of the Red Cross, and national […]

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