Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • Health Survey in NEPA Marcellus Shale Region Planned

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to complete a community health survey in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania. The survey, which will be conducted by Cancer Institute researchers, will document the current health status of residents of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, […]

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  • AseraCare Home Health Supports C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

    AseraCare Home Health Supports C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

    AseraCare Home Health in Clarks Summit sponsored the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute 8th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day in March. C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is a dress down day where individuals wear special awareness t-shirts and pins to spread the word about the importance of following colorectal cancer screening guidelines. The organization […]

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  • 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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