Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • AseraCare Hospice Supports Colorectal Cancer Awareness

    AseraCare Hospice Supports Colorectal Cancer Awareness

    AseraCare Hospice in Clarks Summit recently made a contribution to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute 8th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day.  C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is a dress down day where individuals purchase and wear awareness t-shirts and pins to spread the word about colorectal cancer prevention and screening. The organization donated $1,000 to the cause, and […]

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  • 19th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration Hosted by Cancer Institute

    19th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration Hosted by Cancer Institute

    On June 4, 2011 the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute hosted the 19th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration in conjunction with a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees baseball game. Approximately 500 cancer survivors and caregivers from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania attended the event at PNC Field in Moosic, PA. Jill Evans Kryston and Michael Costello, Cancer Survivors Celebration Committee Co-Chairs, were […]

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  • World No Tobacco Day Event Held at Steamtown Mall

    World No Tobacco Day Event Held at Steamtown Mall

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, in conjunction with Tobacco Free Northeast PA, hosted a World No Tobacco Day Awareness Event on May 31st at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton. World No Tobacco Day is a national event that occurs annually to alert the world about the impact of tobacco use on youth and adults. Locally, […]

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  • “Buzz Off Cancer” Fundraiser to Support Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

    Mick’s Barber Shop on Main Street in Honesdale will be the setting for a unique benefit to raise money for prostate cancer awareness. The event, called “Buzz Off Cancer” will take place on July 1st from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Participants will be asked to garner donation pledges of at least $20 from family […]

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  • Cancer Institute Hosts Student – Legislator Tobacco Discussion

    Cancer Institute Hosts Student – Legislator Tobacco Discussion

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, in conjunction with Tobacco Free Northeast PA, hosted a Student – Legislator Tobacco Discussion at the Dunmore Community Center on May 19th. Pennsylvania State Representatives Ken Smith and Kevin Murphy attended the event to discuss tobacco-related policies. Students from Scranton High School, West Scranton High School, Mid-Valley High School, and […]

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  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Hosts Cancer Survivor Artwork

    Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Hosts Cancer Survivor Artwork

    Throughout the month of May, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital will host an art display entitled, “Tiles: From Tears to Triumph,” in the building’s main lobby. The display, created by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, features replications of ceramic tiles that were painted by Luzerne County cancer survivors and caregivers through an art therapy project. Pictured with […]

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  • World No Tobacco Day Event to be Held at Steamtown Mall

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, in conjunction with Tobacco Free Northeast PA, will host a World No Tobacco Day Awareness Event on May 31st at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton. World No Tobacco Day is a national event that occurs annually to alert the world about the impact of tobacco use on youth and adults. […]

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  • Sun Safety Presentation at Day Nursery Association

    Sun Safety Presentation at Day Nursery Association

    Northeast Regional Cancer Institute intern, Stacey Legg (bottom left corner of the photo), recently gave a presentation on sun safety to a group of young children at the Day Nursery Association. Stacey, a senior at the University of Scranton, talked to the children about how to avoid sunburn and held a relay race in which […]

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  • We Need Your Help – Contact Your State Legislators

    Dear Friends, I want to ask you on behalf of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institue to contact your State Legislators to let them know how important the services that this organization provides are to you and your family. In his proposed 2011-12 Executive Budget, Governor Tom Corbett eliminated funding for the Department of Health – […]

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  • Holy Cross Student Raises More Than $1,100 for C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

    Holy Cross Student Raises More Than $1,100 for C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

    Celia Herron, a junior at Holy Cross High School in Dunmore, recently raised more than $1,100 to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. To raise the funds, Celia sold C.A.S.U.A.L. Day shirts and also organized a dress down day for the entire school. Shown above with […]

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