On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the Make-Up Bar, a full service salon located in Cherry Hill, NJ, hosted a special fundraising event to benefit Cooper Cancer Institute’s Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program.
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.
The Burlington County Times recently published an article about a former patient of Cooper Cancer Institute who shares her experience of being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer four years ago.
On Sunday, October 3rd, nearly 700 South Jersey women and their families and friends gathered to honor breast and gynecological cancer survivors and recognize those who were lost to these difficult diseases. The event also honored two physicians who treat local cancer patients at the Cooper Cancer Institute: breast surgeon Kristin L. Brill, MD, and gynecologic oncologist Thomas F. Rocereto, MD.
Family and friends of Mrs. Mary Anne Mazanec, a CCI patient who passed away in 2009 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, make a $2,500 donation to the Cooper Cancer Institute to benefit the CCI Patient in Need fund. This provides direct support to patients with ovarian cancer in financial need.
Cooper University Hospital and the Cooper Cancer Institute are proud to announce that Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, RN, MSN, APN-C, AOCN, Advanced Practice Nurse for the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology and Director of the Oncology Outreach Programs, has been selected by the American Cancer Society (ACS) – South/Central New Jersey Chapter as the honoree at their upcoming Celebration of Hope event.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, Chris Gunderson, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout candidate from Mount Laurel, N.J., donated 30 blankets to the Cooper Cancer Institute. These blankets will benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Gunderson is a member of Boy Scout Troop 44 in Moorestown, N.J. He is working toward achieving Eagle Scout status - the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
(Voorhees, New Jersey) On Thursday, May 7, 2009, the Cooper Cancer Institute celebrated the opening of the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program Healing Garden with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Approximately 100 donors attended the Healing Garden event, donating commemorative pavers, benches and trees. One of the focal points of the garden is a water sculpture donated by Michael and Brian Keenan, in memory of their mother Mrs. Barbara Keenan, a former patient of Dr. Generosa Grana, Director of the Cooper Cancer Institute.
(Camden, New Jersey) — Cooper University Hospital welcomes Francis R. Spitz, M.D., as Vice Chief of Surgery, Head of the Division of General Surgery and Deputy Director of the Cooper Cancer Institute. Dr. Spitz is a leading surgical oncologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, pancreatic, gastric, and hepatobiliary. He also specializes in primary and metastatic melanoma.
“With an expanding cancer program, it is imperative that we have the best surgical options for our patients who are undergoing cancer treatments,” said Jeffrey P. Carpenter, M.D., Chief of Surgery at Cooper. “Dr. Spitz brings a new set of highly technical skills for some of the most complex surgeries for cancer patients.”
The Cooper Cancer Institute (CCI) and its Director, Generosa Grana, M.D., will be the recipients of two distinguished honors from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Affiliate.
Dr. Grana, a nationally renowned oncologist, has been selected as the 2009 Light of Life honoree by the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate. Dr. Grana was chosen because she is “an extraordinary individual we feel represents the spark that brought the beacon to life, as well as the continuous source of inspiration that fuels its perpetual guidance in our community,” explained Executive Director of Komen Philadelphia Affiliate, Elaine I. Grobman.