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    Co-Chairs Named for 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration

    Theodore W. Uroskie, MD and Elizabeth Zygmunt were recently named co-chairs of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 22nd annual “Cancer Survivors Celebration.” Dr. Uroskie, of Clarks Green, is a retired Obstetrician/Gynecologist.  He has volunteered for the local Disaster Action Team of the Red Cross, Disaster Health Services of the Red Cross, and national Disaster Services […]

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    Cancer Institute Recognizes One Point for C.A.S.U.A.L. Day Contribution

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently recognized One Point, Inc. in Scranton for its contribution to the Cancer Institute’s annual colon cancer awareness campaign. C.A.S.U.A.L. Day (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) is a dress down day held at the end of March to raise awareness about colon cancer in northeast Pennsylvania and spread […]

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    “Judi H Rock On 4” Raises $15,300 for Cancer Institute

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the “Judi H Rock On 4” planning committee raised $15,300 from this year’s event.  The dance party/fundraiser was held May 4th, 2014 at the Scranton Cultural Center.  The Judi H planning committee is made up of a group of friends and family of a woman from […]

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    “The Pink Lady 4″ Guitar Presented to Winner

    Kathy Stankiewicz from Olyphant was the winner of the grand prize, a pink Fender American Standard Stratocaster FSR – Limited Edition guitar, for the recent Judi H Rock-On 4 event.  The dance party was held by a group of friends and family of a woman from Dunmore who lost her battle with cancer in 2007.  […]

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    FORCE Support Group Meeting

    The next FORCE support meeting will be held Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 6:30 PM at NROC, 1110 Meade St., Dunmore, PA.  FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.  To RSVP, contact Maria at or Cassie at

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    PPL Supports Patient Navigation Program

    PPL recently contributed $1,500 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute to support the organization’s Patient Navigation Program.  The Patient Navigation Program helps low income, uninsured, or underinsured individuals in northeast Pennsylvania receive their recommended breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings.  The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally. Pictured at the check […]

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    McCormick Volleyball Tournament to Benefit NRCI

    The 8th annual Nancy McCormick Memorial Volleyball Tournament will be held Saturday, May 24th at Dunmore High School, 300 W. Warren Street.  Friends and family hold the tournament each year in memory of Nancy McDonald McCormick, who died from colon cancer.  Nancy was trained as an educator who played volleyball for many years in local recreation leagues.  […]

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    C.A.S.U.A.L. T-shirt Sales Mark All-Time High

    The Cancer Institute would like to extend a sincere thank you to the thousands of individuals and organizations who took part in the 11th annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day on March 27, 2014. More than 5,300 C.A.S.U.A.L. Day awareness t-shirts and 3,000 pins were sold this year as part of the […]

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    Board of Ambassadors Recognize LCCC’s Culinary Department

    The Board of Ambassadors, along with the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, recently presented Luzerne County Community College’s Culinary Department with a recognition plaque for its generous contribution to the Ambassador’s 2nd annual Spirit of Hope Celebration.  Salvatore Shandra, department Chair for Hospitality Management programs at Luzerne County Community College, along with culinary students, created and served desserts […]

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    Committee Prepares for 4th Annual “Judi H Rock On”

    Friends and family of a woman from Dunmore who lost her battle with cancer are planning their fourth annual fundraiser to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in her memory.  Judi Hartridge was a vibrant and giving nurse, who passed away after a year-long battle with cancer.  To honor her generous and loving nature, Judi’s […]

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