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St. Barnabas Is Recruiting for Nationwide Cancer Study


LIVINGSTON, NJ – On Wed April 24, St. Barnabas Health and the American Cancer Society are hosting a kick-off event to help recruit volunteers to participate in a 20-30 year cancer study.  The Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is a historic nationwide study that explores the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s Department of Epidemiology & Surveillance Research is recruiting 300,000 adults across the U.S. and Puerto Rico in the age bracket of 30 to 65 that have never been diagnosed with Cancer.  Men and women who would like to enroll must provide waist measurements, small blood samples and complete a baseline enrollment survey.  Participants will then be expected to fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the course of 20 to 30 years.

"Of all the studies and things we offer, this has the potential to impact our future children and grandchildren.  Who wouldn't give up one hour to improve the life of their children or grandchildren? People are here today because of the results in CP1,” said Sally Malech, Director of Public Relations at Saint Barnabas.

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The event on Wed. April 24, will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Barnabas Health Corporate Headquarters located at, 95 Old Short Hills Rd, West Orange.  Guests will be met by Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, Frank Mascia, Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society, and Fred Jacobs, MD, JD, Former New Jersey Commissioner of Health and Four-time Cancer Survivor, who will speak to them about the importance and significance of the study.

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Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

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Now that college acceptances are rolling in, how do I decide which to attend?

Your hard work in high school has paid off. You took your SAT/ACT exams, got the best grades you could, and filled out as many applications as you needed to. Acceptance letters are starting to come in and you need to make a decision on where you will go in the fall. It's hard to decide!! Here are some tips and ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs During "Black Panther" Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

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NJ Acting Health Commissioner Cites Inglemoor as Example of Best Practices in Flu Prevention

February 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With one of the worst flu seasons in recent history taking a daily toll across the nation, New Jersey Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center this week to meet residents and praise clinical staff for their success at keeping the flu at bay.

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