EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ --East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ) team up this August for two informative programs on cancer. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both programs will be held online.

 

The first, "Nutrition for Colorectal Health and Cancer Prevention," is held on Thursday, August 13, at 12:00 pm. RCINJ community cancer control specialist Michelle Jansen shares information about foods that can help to maintain good colorectal health and act to prevent cancer. She will also explain current cancer screening guidelines for colorectal health.

 

Jansen received her Master's Degree in Nutrition and also serves as an adjunct professor where she has taught applied community nutrition courses. Additionally, she has a Masters in Teaching and is a certified teacher in NJ.

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RCINJ community cancer specialist Daniel Pearson leads the presentation "The Genetics of Cancer" on Thursday, August 27, at 12:00 pm. This program covers topics including hereditary and lifestyle risk factors for cancer, how and why cancer forms in cells, methods to identify personal cancer risk, and information on genetic testing and genetic risk assessment.

 

Both programs are presented using the free Zoom software. Registration requested for these free programs. Register online at www.ebpl.org/calendar.

 

East Brunswick Public Library offers these programs through the "Just For The Health Of It!" consumer health and wellness information initiative. To learn about health resources and programs at the library, visit www.justforthehealthofit.org.