Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a letter of intent to form a partnership that will provide cancer patients in the region with access to the most advanced cancer treatments available.
In this weeks edition of NJBiz, Eli Winkler, Senior Vice President of Growth and Development, discussed the need to keep New Jersey patients from crossing the river into New York and Pennsylvania for their care. Mr. Winkler also discussed the new Cooper Cancer Institute and how it will provide better, more coordinated care for patients in the region.
You may have seen videos like this before on YouTube—hospital employees dancing to a popular song wearing bright pink gloves to raise awareness about breast cancer. They have become an online “viral” sensation viewed by millions of people throughout the world. The videos, part of a contest sponsored by Medline, are not only entertaining but they’re saving lives in the process. Cooper University Hospital is the only hospital in South Jersey competing in this year’s competition for a chance to win $10,000 towards cancer research.
When her nineteen-year-old cousin Katie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2011, Meghan Vizzard of Mount Laurel wanted to make her a gift that would provide some comfort to her once she began her treatment. It was a handmade fleece blanket that Katie used every day during her nine week course of chemotherapy.
Cooper Cancer Institute was recently named a “Center of Excellence” in accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) for its use of the SAVI® applicator, an advanced therapy for breast cancer as part of breast conservation therapy.
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $35,000 one-year grant to Cooper Cancer Institute to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the fourth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue and in recognition of the program’s excellence.
On Saturday, June, 4, 2011, more than 750 cancer survivors, family, friends and supporters came together to celebrate life at this year’s 8th Annual Survivors Day, hosted by Cooper Cancer Institute, Voorhees, N.J.
Cooper Cancer Institute will receive the Clinical Trials Participation Award (CTPA) from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, formerly known as The ASCO Cancer Foundation.
A new Cooper Cancer Institute building took another step forward as the Camden City Planning Board adopted the Preliminary and Final site plan late last week for a new $105 million, five-story facility for comprehensive cancer care.
Members of the 9th Floor staff organized an event for a patient who expressed sadness over missing her daughter’s first visit with Santa. The only person that day who did not have tears in her eyes was baby Zoe, who happened to think Santa was pretty great.