Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • “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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  • Pictured are members of the Pink Tea Planning Committee, from left to right: Patricia Lawless, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Denise Fried, Nicole Farber, Marjorie Hoffman and Dawn Brady, all from the Center for Cancer Wellness, Candy’s Place.

    Pink Tea Event in Forty-Fort Highlights Breast Cancer Education

    The Center for Cancer Wellness, Candy’s Place will transform into an elegant pink tea room on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. as it plays host to an event combining a tea party and breast cancer education. The October Pink Tea will feature a lovely afternoon of light refreshments, graceful décor, […]

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  • Presenting a recognition plaque from left to right are: Bob Durkin, President, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Christine Zavaskas, Community Relations Coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Natalie Gelb Solfanelli, Committee Co-Chair, 18th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration; Robert Soper, President & CEO, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs; Tina Orner, Committee Member, 18th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration.

    Cancer Institute Recognizes Mohegan Sun for Support of Cancer Survivors

    Cancer Institute Recognizes Mohegan Sun for Support of Cancer Survivors The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently recognized Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the organization’s generous contribution to the 18th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration. The event, which was hosted by the Cancer Institute in June, provided a free day of food, fun, and support at […]

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  • Public Invited to Attend “A Victorian Pink Tea”

    The historic Prince Hotel in Tunkhannock, PA will be the setting for “A Victorian Pink Tea” on Saturday, October 16th. Women of all ages are invited to enjoy this delightful event, which will combine the elegance of a tea party with a dynamic breast health presentation by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The Tea will […]

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  • Remember, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

    Free Breast Cancer Awareness Program Available to Community

    The Cancer Institute is now offering a free 15 minute program entitled “Breast Cancer: What I Need to Know” to interested service clubs, religious groups, and other organizations. The program, which is offered with support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation, is designed for women of all ages and includes free breast health information and resources. […]

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  • Peter Danchak

    Cancer Institute Welcomes New Board Members

    Mary Erwine, RN, MSN, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, announces the recent appointment of Peter J. Danchak, Steven L. Henderson, and Robert Lamson to the Board of Directors. Peter J. Danchak is the regional president of the Northeast Pennsylvania region of PNC Bank. He received his bachelor’s degree […]

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  • Leila Comerford Raises Funds for the Cancer Institute

    North Pocono High School Student Raises Funds for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

    Leila Comerford, a student at North Pocono High School, recently donated $733 to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Ms. Comerford wrote and directed a play called, Tweed Caps For Silk Dresses that was presented at North Pocono High School on Friday, April 30, 2010 and Saturday, May 1, 2010. All of the admission proceeds […]

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