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Brain Cancer Study Opens at Overlook Medical Center - One of Four Sites in Country

January 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Kurt Jaeckle, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, is leading a phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers.  The study is for patients whose glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma has progressed during or after ...

Dr. Mohamad Cherry, Award-Winning Physician in Blood and Bone Cancers, Joins Atlantic Hematology Oncology

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Award-winning physician-researcher Mohamad Cherry, MD, has joined Atlantic Hematology Oncology, part of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Medical Group at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Cherry, who is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, joins Atlantic Health System Cancer Care from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences ...

With Blood Supplies Low, Drives Will Be Held Across Union County and The State

NEW JERSEY -- With local hospitals and residents in need of blood this winter, Community Blood Services, will hold 47 community blood drives throughout January, in seven New Jersey counties to address the shortage.

The process is quick and easy, and no advance registration is required. All donors will receive a free cholesterol screening, and in addition will be given access – ...

Atlantic Health System Forms an Alliance to Help Doctors Improve Care

MORRISTOWN – DECEMBER 19, 2017 – Atlantic Health System has announced the creation of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) that will simplify collaboration between the health system and practitioners in northern and central New Jersey.  This physician-managed CIN will benefit patients and caregivers through better-coordinated care and optimized practice ...

Dr. Mohamad Cherry of Atlantic Health System to Lead Meeting Session of Multiple Studies at Top International Blood Cancer Conference

Mohamad Cherry, MD, will lead a major session on new discoveries about the most common type of acute adult leukemia and help present results of four major blood cancer studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting, December 9-12 in Atlanta, GA.  The meeting is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of clinicians and researchers focused on blood diseases, who travel ...

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Caring Contact Crisis Line to Offer Tuesday Morning Volunteer Listening and Suicide Prevention Training

January 15, 2018

Have you ever been told you are a good listener? Do you have a yearning to really make a difference?

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will be offering its 92nd volunteer listening training beginning Tuesday, March 13. Training will run once a week 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., plus one full weekend, June 2 and June 3, and will end June 12. Training will be held at Congregation Beth Israel at 18 ...