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IMAGE Avon Man Facing Charges for Heroin Overdose of Rumson Resident
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Strict Liability Case Places Blame on Drug Dealer for Heroin Overdose Death FREEHOLD, NJ - An Avon-by-the-Sea man will be prosecuted under the... Read More...
Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce Announces its Name Change
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the changing of their name to the Monmouth County Chamber of... Read More...
IMAGE RBR Senior Spends Her Summer Vacation in the Service of Red Bank’s Oral History Project
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
PHOTO: RBR Senior and Red Bank resident Kayla Williams is pictured on the main street in her hometown where she is currently working on an oral... Read More...
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over in Atlantic Highlands
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Chief Jerry Vasto reports the Atlantic Highlands Police Department has received a $ 5000.00 grant which was awarded by the... Read More...
IMAGE The Community YMCA Expands Programs to Offer a Fresh Start to Good Health
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Photo: Red Bank Health & Wellness member Michelle Battista stays healthy and strong at the Y. Red Bank, NJ – The Community YMCA is... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Sinsations or Sonsations
by George Hancock-Stefan
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Driving on Route 36, towards the Parkway, on the right side of the road, one sees the advertisement for a new club called Sinsations. One has to... Read More...
IMAGE Weird Looking Night Heron Offspring
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 25 August 2014
Just before dusk, a stout, short-necked, and smoky colored bird glided past me and into the tidal wetlands near Raritan Bay. “What do we have... Read More...
IMAGE Multiple Sclerosis Becomes Counselor's Asset
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 24 August 2014
During most of the '70s, Kathe Skinner, now a 65-year-old licensed marriage family therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado, couldn't figure out what... Read More...
IMAGE Review - 100 Foot Journey
by David Prown
Sunday, 24 August 2014
I am quite sure I never saw a preview for the new movie "100 Foot Journey". However any movie starring Helen Mirren always gets my attention and a... Read More...
IMAGE Racial Unrest, Then and Now
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 22 August 2014
In the fall of 1957, while walking my newspaper-route, I read about the drama playing out at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following... Read More...

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Photo:  Knowledge Is ‘Pink’ Power – Taking a moment to celebrate at the ‘Pink’ Physicians Panel on May 16 at the Middletown Township Public Library are, from left to right, Middletown Paint The Town Pink Chair Lori Anne Oliwa; Dr. Asaad Samra, M.D., FACS; Jayne Murphy, M.S., board-certified genetics counselor; Dr. Bokran Won, M.D., medical director, Women’s Center at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital; Dr. Christina Walsh, M.D., Dr. Priti Patel, M.D., Jackie DiBernardo, R.N., nurse navigator; and Dr. Debra Camal, M.D., medical director of the breast program at Meridian Cancer Care.

Middletown, New Jersey – An interdisciplinary panel of five physicians, one registered nurse and a board certified genetics counselor gathered at the Middletown Township Public Library on May 16 to discuss the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, along with some case studies, to a captive community audience. The event, sponsored by Meridian Health as part of their month-long health awareness initiative ‘Paint The Town Pink, ‘ the purpose of which is to promote the importance of annual mammograms in the fight against breast cancer, featured educational exhibits by the Women’s Center at both Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital and included healthy refreshments provided by Chiafullo’s, a local business who has been a vocal advocate for the initiative in several towns. Panelists included Breast Program Medical Director at Meridian Cancer Care Dr. Debra Camal, M.D., who served as moderator as a surgeon specializing in breast surgery; Medical Director of the Women’s Centers at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital Dr. Bokran Won, M.D., a breast imaging specialist; Dr. Priti Patel, a radiation oncologist affiliated with both Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital; Dr. Asaad Samra, M.D., FACS, a plastic surgeon affiliated with both hospitals; Dr. Christina Walsh, M.D., a hematology and oncology specialist affiliated with Riverview Medical Center; Jackie DiBernardo, R.N., a nurse navigator at Bayshore Community Hospital; and Jayne Murphy, M.S., a board certified genetics counselor.

After an initial discussion of Angelina Jolie and her recent radical mastectomy, the group of physicians led by Dr. Camal  commented on issues such as testing and diagnosis of breast cancer, genetic surveillance, the density of breast tissue and challenges in mammography, the additions of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound testing, implants and breast re-constructive surgery. the technology surrounding radiation and chemotherapy in addition to side-effects and instances of breast cancer re-occurrence, needle biopsies, mastectomies, male breast cancer, and finally, risk reduction.

More information on Meridian Cancer Care is available by viewing the website www.MeridianCancerCareNJ.com.