Mountainside becomes first NJ hospital approved to use new prostate cancer treatment

Mountainside becomes first NJ hospital approved to use new prostate cancer treatment

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has been approved to use Pluvicto, an FDA-approved, targeted radioligand therapy for treatment of metastatic prostate-specific membrane antigen positive castration-resistant prostate cancer. Pluvicto is the first and only targeted radioligand therapy for patients with this type of prostate cancer. The approval makes Mountainside Medical Center the […]

Timberlake hosts fifth annual ‘Covered with Compassion’ event

Timberlake hosts fifth annual ‘Covered with Compassion’ event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake recently hosted her fifth annual Covered with Compassion community event , at which she collaborated with vendors and community partners to provide free wigs and support services to women experiencing health-related hair loss. The Oct. 18 event in East Orange was successful as many women battling various […]

Belleville American Legion raises funds for area cancer nonprofit

Belleville American Legion raises funds for area cancer nonprofit

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Post 105 American Legion family, consisting of American Legion Post 105 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105, donated $1,500 to the Gail’s Angels Foundation in October from a fundraiser held at the Post 105 annual picnic on  Sept. 17. The Gail’s Angels Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated […]

Inaugural CJ Waldron Memorial Foundation golf outing raises $36K

Inaugural CJ Waldron Memorial Foundation golf outing raises $36K

WEST ORANGE, NJ — CJ Waldron was 30 years old when he died on July 27, 2021, in a car accident. He, along with his sister, Paige, and brother, Jake, were graduates of the West Orange School District, and his mother, Kathie, is a special needs teacher at Kelly Elementary School. After graduating from West […]

RWJBarnabas Health, Rutgers Cancer Institute receive $2M grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s leading cancer center and only National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center, announced Sept. 9 that it is a grantee supported through the Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care, an initiative funded by the Merck Foundation and designed to […]

FDA-approved PET imaging agent for prostate cancer now available at Mountainside Medical Center

FDA-approved PET imaging agent for prostate cancer now available at Mountainside Medical Center

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, with an estimated 268,490 new cases projected for 2022. In most cases, conventional screening does not accurately identify the location and extent of the cancer, until now. Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, located in Glen […]

Oysterfest returns to Maplewood this September

Oysterfest returns to Maplewood this September

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Robert J. Miller Oysterfest, a community health event for melanoma awareness and fundraiser featuring live outdoor music and food, will return to its annual location, The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 10 p.m. In partnership with the township of Maplewood, since 2015 the […]

‘Seussical’ makes its debut at Bloomfield HS for a good cause: helping Nutley boy

‘Seussical’ makes its debut at Bloomfield HS for a good cause: helping Nutley boy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The venerable Talent Time Players will present “Seussical,” beginning next week, for its annual theatrical performance at Bloomfield High School, to benefit a local boy requiring medical assistance. According to Victoria Alameda, the president of the Charles Seller Foundation, which oversees the Players, the beneficiary is 9-year-old Chase McGee, of Nutley. Chase […]

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