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The Impact of Lung Cancer on the Hispanic Community

While the number of new lung cancer cases continues to decrease, partly because people are quitting smoking, outcomes vary among people of different races and ethnicities, including people within the Hispanic community. Read more

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Disparities in Lung Cancer Detection: Moving Toward Equity & Inclusion

Communities, organizations and health professionals are taking action to improve inequalities in lung cancer detection. Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR director of the Cancer Health Equity Center of Excellence, explains the impact of disparities on lung cancer, how these disparities are being addressed today and where to find screening resources. Read more

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Take Down Tobacco Day 2022

On this Take Down Tobacco Day, Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Monica Gilles, MAS, RRT, NCTTP, discusses the dangers of e-cigarette use. Watch Here

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Tobacco Dependence and Cancer Health Disparities

In this episode of Science to Sidewalk, Dr. Pamela Valera, Assistant Professor of Urban-Global Public Health and Social and Behavioral Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, discusses her research on tobacco dependence and cancer health disparities. Watch Here

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Lung Cancer Awareness Saves Lives

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It is a preventable disease as 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking, which is considered a leading risk factor, according to the American Cancer Society. If you or a loved one currently smokes, quitting can help reduce the risk of developing lung cancer. Read more




Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program

Lung Cancer Screening Program

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