Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • Wayne County Community Foundation Awards Grant to Cancer Institute

    Wayne County Community Foundation Awards Grant to Cancer Institute

    The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, a local nonprofit organization seeking to ease the burden of cancer in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The grant will help cover transportation costs for individuals involved in the Cancer Institute Community Based Cancer Patient Navigation program. Benefitting local low income […]

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  • Patterson Dental Employees Support Cancer Institute

    Patterson Dental Employees Support Cancer Institute

    Employees of Patterson Dental in Pittston recently made a contribution of over $1,800 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The funds were raised by the group through a variety of activities, including a bake sale, dress down day, and weight loss challenge. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a local nonprofit organization seeking to ease […]

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  • President Bob Durkin Featured for Commitment to Cancer Institute

    Bob Durkin, President of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, was recently featured in a Happenings Magazine Article honoring local men involved with nonprofit organizations. The article, entitled “Ties that Bind,” showcased eleven men from Northeast Pennsylvania who are involved with nonprofit organizations and pictured them wearing their favorite neckties. Connected with the article is an […]

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  • Cancer Institute Debuts Display of Local Cancer Survivor Art

    Cancer Institute Debuts Display of Local Cancer Survivor Art

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently unveiled a display of artwork created by Luzerne County cancer survivors and their loved ones at “Tiles: From Tears to Triumph” a community gathering held at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation in Wilkes-Barre..The event featured inspirational and poignant stories shared by local survivors. Pictured above, Allison Roth and Lindsay […]

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  • Rebecca Barrett-Pink Tea

    More than 65 Area Women Gather for Pink Tea

    More than 65 area women gathered at The Center for Cancer Wellness, Candy’s Place, on October 24, 2010 to attend a “pink tea.” With many guests dressed in their best pink attire, the group enjoyed tea, sandwiches, and desserts while learning about breast cancer risk factors and screening recommendations from the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. […]

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  • Eat, drink, and play for a great cause!

    If you love classic games such as Pictionary, Family Feud, and Celebrity, then join us for a night of food and fun to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute! Angelo Bistocchi’s Restaurant at 1120 Wheeler Avenue in Dunmore will be the setting for this board game-themed benefit on November 18, 2010 from 5 p.m. – […]

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  • “A Victorian Pink Tea” Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

    “A Victorian Pink Tea” Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

    Approximately 65 women of all ages crowded the Prince Hotel in Tunkhannock on October 16th for “A Victorian Pink Tea.” With many guests dressing up in Victorian or pink attire, the event combined the elegance of a tea party with a dynamic breast health education presentation by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Pictured attending the […]

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  • Tiles: From Tears of Triumph Comimitteee

    Public invited to attend unveiling of artwork created by local cancer survivors, loved ones

    From the day of diagnosis, to the relief of remission, every cancer survivor experiences a unique journey of highs and lows, tears and truimphs. What would a single image capturing that experience look like? On November 11, 2010, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute will display the answer to this question with the unveiling of a […]

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  • Thomas Graves

    Cancer Institute Welcomes Graves, Steigmeyer to Board of Directors

    Mary Erwine, RN, MSN, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, announces the recent appointment of Thomas Graves and Robert P. Steigmeyer to the Board of Directors. Thomas Graves is the Vice President of Cancer Services at Geisinger Health System. He joins the Cancer Institute Board with over twenty-five years […]

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  • Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Receives Funding to Test Improvements in Local Cancer Case Reporting

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently received $100,000 from the Center for Disease Control to test a method aimed at increasing the efficiency and completeness of cancer case findings in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Specifically, the Cancer Institute will use the funding to expand the reach of its existing hospital-based Regional Cancer Registry by incorporating data from […]

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