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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Report: Breast Cancer Death Rates Down 39 Percent Since 1989

Atlanta, GA, October 9, 2017 — A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that death rates from breast cancer in the United States have dropped 39% between 1989 and 2015.

This translates to 322,600 deaths avoided during those 26 years. African-American women still have higher breast cancer death rates than white women nationally.

The findings are published in Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2018 and in Breast Cancer Statistics, 2017 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Continue reading

Rutgers Cancer Institute Research Dr. Jennifer Tsui Receives $729K American Cancer Society Grant

Dr. Jennifer Tsui

New Brunswick, NJ, August 30, 2017 — Jennifer Tsui, PhD, a researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been awarded a $729,000 Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society to further explore health care delivery and care transitions for underserved cancer patients.

The award supports investigators who are in the early stages of their career in becoming independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention investigators.

Despite evidence that vulnerable populations often receive poor quality care, few studies have focused on understanding the underlying health care processes that contribute to suboptimal cancer care or poor transitions between primary care and oncology care. Continue reading

American Cancer Society Reports Cancer Mortality Rates Down 25 Percent Since 1991

American Cancer Society logoWashington, DC, January 9, 2017 — Stacy Simon reports that the death rate from cancer in the United States has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society.

The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25 percent from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available.  This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period.

Cancer Statistics, 2017, published on January 5 in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US this year. Continue reading

Cancer’s Mortality Rate Down 23 Percent in 21 Years; 1.7 Million Deaths Averted Between 1991 and 2012

American Cancer Society logoAtlanta, GA, January 8, 2016 ― Annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society shows the death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades.

The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 23 percent from its peak in 1991 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, translating to more than 1.7 million deaths averted during this time period.

During the most recent 4 years for which there are data (2009-2012), the rate of new cancer diagnoses decreased by 3.1 percent per year in men and stayed about the same in women  Continue reading