Latest News from the Cancer Institute

  • 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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  • 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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