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Hub City native, longtime boxer, facing off for global title in Atlantic City this weekend

November 16, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Jorge was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...

Somerset County Prosecutor Leads "Night of Conversation" About Substance Abuse in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a conversation about drug and alcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parents and their children are invited to ...

Parent Information Sessions This Week on Vaping, New Report Cards, Recovering from Substance Abuse

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Parents have an opportunity to participate in three information sessions this week on different topics affecting their children's health and education, including a session on "vaping" scheduled for Wednesday that will look at the consequences of using ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems).

On Tues., Nov. 14, everyone in the community is invited to one of ...

Another Successful Legwork for Lungs 5K and Mile Run/Walk is in The Books

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Nastassja Kuznetsova, Race Director for the Legwork for Lungs 5k and Mile Walk said she had only one regret on Sunday, Nov. 5 - “We ran out of T-shirts.” 

Last year they ordered 80 race T-shirts and, being optimistic, she doubled the order this year, only to run out because so many people registered.

That’s actually good news, because ...

Bernards Holding Another Drug Dropoff Day this Sat., As Battle Against Opioid Crisis Continues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Community in Crisis, a community group dedicated to stamping out pills-to-heroin use through prevention and recovery is again teaming up with the Bernards Township police department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency to hold another anonymous drive through for the disposal of medications this Saturday, Oct. 28.

Nearby residents are invited to ...

Morristown Medical Center One of 66 Hospitals in Nation to Achieve “Meritorious” Outcome for Surgical Patient Care

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, today announced that The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized it as one of only 66 hospitals in the nation to achieve “meritorious” outcomes for surgical patient care. Overlook Medical Center, also part of Atlantic Health System, achieved a ...

Somerville: DEA Sponsors Disposal of Addictive Prescription Drugs

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents are urged take advantage of the annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family ...

Think Pink: Somerset County Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event Oct. 25

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh will join Zufall Health and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Somerset and Morris Counties in launching the 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the North Plainfield Borough Hall at 263 Somerset St. 

The public is invited to ...

Martinsville Youngster, Others from Goryeb Children's Hospital Take Part in Jets Game

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Atlantic Health System has teamed up with the NY Jets to fight pediatric cancer. On Sunday, October 15, as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society’s Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer game, Colllin Berg, age 15, from Budd Lake, Audrey Higgins, age 10, from Hamburg, Trevor Calise, age 11, from Hampton and Quinn Knapp, age 9, from Martinsville  ...

Parent Workshop, 'Empowering Your Teen Through Love, Logic & Connection,' Set for Monday Night

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A workshop for local parents of teens, "Empowering Your Teen Through Love, Logic & Connection," is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, will address mental health and wellness facts, as well as tips for how to help teens handle stress.

Scheduled speaker is Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya, Psy.D. Topics to be addressed will cover 'What ...

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Rafael Pharmaceuticals, in Collaboration with Atlantic Health System, Announces Initiation of a Phase I Study of CPI-613 in Combination with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

November 18, 2017

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage company and leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, announced today, the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial of CPI-613 in combination with chemotherapeutic agents, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The study will be conducted in collaboration with Atlantic ...