Cancer Genetics CME Event Draws Large Audience of Health Care Professionals

Second event scheduled for May 1

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper hosted a CME event for physicians and other health care providers at the DoubleTree Suites in Mt. Laurel, NJ.  Approximately 100 attendees took part in the program, which focused on The Role of Cancer Genetics in Precision Medicine.  Presentations included discussion on current approaches to genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes, potential benefits and limitations of the multigene panel testing approach for hereditary cancer syndromes, and the implications, risks, and benefits of genetic testing for the individual and their family. Read more.

MD Anderson at Cooper Offers Free Program on Cancer and Genetics at Willingboro Public Library

Have you ever worried about what role family history plays in cancer?  Cancer experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper will discuss this topic at a free community lecture on cancer and genetics at the Willingboro Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Robert A. Somer, MD, head of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and genetic counselor Jennie Stone, MS, LCGC, will discuss cancer and family history and how advances in genetic testing are shedding light on new genes involved in the development of cancer. Read more.

Cooper Commemorates Organ Donor Awareness Month With Flag Raising and Planting of Pinwheels

Cooper Commemorates Organ Donor Awareness Month With Flag Raising and Planting of Pinwheels

Cooper Commemorates Organ Donor Awareness Month With Flag Raising and Planting of Pinwheels

Giving the gift of life through organ donation is one of the most selfless legacies a person can leave behind. On April 2, 2018, several family members of organ donors joined Cooper University Health Care staff and representatives from NJ Sharing Network to raise a special “Donate Life” flag high above Cooper in recognition of April’s Donate Life Month. Read more.

Cooper Learning Center To Offer Fifth Annual Facets of Dyslexia Conference on April 21

Jamie Martin, keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Facets of Dyslexia conference.

Dyslexia is a learning disability that causes difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. Students with dyslexia can effectively learn with appropriate educational interventions and teaching methods tailored to their specific learning disability.  According to some experts, up to 15 percent of the population has dyslexia and related disorders.

The Cooper Learning Center at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will examine this important topic at their fifth annual Dyslexia and Language Related Disabilities Conference: Facets of Dyslexia on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8 a.m. Read more.

Organ and Tissue Donors Remembered at Moving Ceremony at Cooper University Health Care

At the podium: Mark and Terry Meade. Mark is a heart transplant recipient.

Twenty-nine individuals who gave the ultimate gift of life through organ and tissue donations were remembered during a moving ceremony held at Cooper University Health Care on March 20, 2018.

The donor remembrance event, co-sponsored by Cooper and NJ Sharing Network, included a reading of donor names, pinwheel planting, and a reception to honor those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Read more.

Cooper Physician Discusses “Compassionomics” at Upcoming TEDxPenn Event

Stephen W Trzeciak, MD, MPH

Stephen W Trzeciak, MD, MPH

What if doctors spent an extra 40 seconds showing compassion for their patients?  Surprisingly, research shows that those extra 40 seconds can have a tremendous impact for both the patient and the doctor. Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, an intensivist at Cooper University Health Care and Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has seen firsthand how powerful that extra care can be through his pioneering research on “Compassionomics” — the scientific study of how compassionate care can make a difference, and the implications of those extra 40 seconds in patient outcomes and health economics. Read more.

OR Team Holds “Make a Blanket Day” to Benefit Young Patients

On Saturday, March 10, a dozen members of Cooper’s Operating Room team gathered for a unique service project to benefit young patients at the hospital.

Equipped with 60 yards of fleece fabric, the team took part in a “Make a Blanket Day.”  The team spent more than three hours working together to create 20 handmade novelty print blankets.  The blankets were delivered to Child Life services to distribute to pediatric patients (toddlers to teens) to provide comfort during their hospital stays. Read more.

Cooper Community Health Visits Hi-Nella Fire Company

Earlier this week physicians from MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Cooper Heart Institute met with first responders and their families at the Hi-Nella Fire Company to discuss important health topics such as lung cancer, lung cancer screening, heart disease and prevention.  This program was part of Cooper’s Helping Our Heroes community outreach efforts.

Learn more about this program and others in our community by clicking here. Read more.