Local Woman Winner of “The Pink Lady” Guitar Raffle

Kathy Burns, of Throop, was the winner of a raffle for a customized pink guitar nicknamed “The Pink Lady.” The guitar was raffled off as part of the Judi H Rock On Fundraiser, which was held by a group of friends and family of a woman from Dunmore who lost her battle with cancer. All…

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Blue Cross of NEPA Hosts "Tiles: From Tears to Triumph"

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently hosted the “Tiles: From Tears to Triumph,” an art display in the lobby of its Wilkes-Barre operations center. 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. Through the…

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Cancer Institute Names Patient Navigator Assistant

Jessika Haynos, of Scranton, has joined the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute as a patient navigator assistant. She is responsible for supporting the newly formed Patient Navigation program at the Cancer Institute, as well as other community and patient services programs. Haynos received a bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Scranton and is…

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The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute was recently selected to partner with the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNet). CISNet is a consortium of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored researchers that use statistical models to help develop cancer control strategies. “This partnership offers a unique opportunity for our region to benefit from bringing nationally recognized…

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Samuel Lesko, MD, MPH Presents Local Study at PA Medical Society Annual Meeting

Samuel Lesko, MD, MPH, Director of Research/Medical Director at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently presented at the Pennsylvania Medical Society annual House of Delegates in Hershey, PA. The session, which was entitled “Overview for Physicians on Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Fracking,” was attended by approximately 200 physicians from across the state. Dr. Lesko spoke…

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More than 40 area women recently gathered at Keystone College to attend a “Pink Tea” hosted by the Wyoming County Cancer Partnership. 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. Characters from “Alice in Wonderland” were also in attendance to take photos with guests. Pictured is door prize winner Sylvia Andrews.

More than 40 area women recently gathered at Keystone College to attend a “Pink Tea” hosted by the Wyoming County Cancer Partnership. 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. Characters…

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Local Program for Healthcare Professionals to Focus on National Lung Screening Trial

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and Community Medical Center will present an upcoming program for healthcare professionals focusing on the National Lung Screening Trial. Aseracare Hospice is also supporting the program through an educational grant. “Overview of the Design and Preliminary Results of the National Lung Screening Trial” will take place on October 29th, 2011…

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PCAA of NEPA to Host Fine Wine Event

Join us for an evening of Chef-Inspired Gourmet Food Paired with Fine Wines. October 27, 2011 from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Glenmaura National Golf Club Music by Tony Vergnetti from Exact Change. $75 per person – make checks payable to PCAA of NEPA

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Thank You to Mick's Barber Shop!

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently presented Mick Frigoletto of Mick’s Barber Shop with a plaque recognizing the business for their contribution to the Cancer Institute through the “Buzz Off Cancer” fundraiser. At the presentation from left are: William Dewar, MD; Mick Frigoletto; Sherry Gardner, RN, BSN, OCN; and Bob Durkin.

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