Healing Sounds of Music at Cooper

This week, the Burlington County Times published an article about Cooper’s Planetree initiative to have members of Symphony in C perform in several of Cooper’s offices every Monday during the month of October. This is part of several activities offered for Patient & Family Centered Awareness Month.

TD Bank Donates $100,000 Grant to Children’s Regional Hospital’s Neonatal Clinic

On Thursday, October 7, 2010, representatives from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, presented Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper with a grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, for $100,000 to be used for Cooper’s Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic.

Genes Give Early Clue

Over the past decade, testing for mutations to the genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2 has become a highly-regarded tool in the fight against breast cancer and ovarian cancer. And it's given people with the genes - both those with cancer and those who don't have it - information they can use to detect cancer early, prevent a recurrence or keep from getting it at all.

Now’s the Time to Get That Mammogram

The Burlington County Times published an article this week about why many women delay or avoid mammograms. "Many women are too busy working or taking care of family, so getting a mammogram takes a backseat," said Karen J. Hendershott, MD, a breast surgeon at Cooper Cancer Institute. Then there's the myth that radiation from the digital mammography will cause cancer.

Why Mammograms Are So Important

The Burlington County Times recently published an article about the importance of mammograms and the difference between digital, MRI and ultrasound screening methods. Mammograms used to be performed with film, but most now are digital, which helps better detect irregularities, according to Robert A. Somer, MD, Associate Director of the Cooper Cancer Institute's breast program at Cooper.