According to the New Brunswick Patch, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) has received a boost to their breast cancer surgeon training fellowship, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Alliance for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The one-year fellowship offers surgeons additional training after they have already completed their general surgery residency. The fellowship intends to prepare these surgeons to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art care to breast cancer patients through a multidisciplinary approach addressing diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. CINJ fellows are not only provided with advanced training but also participate in laboratory and/or clinical research where they are given opportunities to participate in clinical treatment trials. Basic methodology training for such trials is also provided.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women and is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women. In 2007, 202,964 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States; 40,598 women died from breast cancer that same year. Without timely and correct diagnosis, as well as effective and appropriate treatment, mortality and/or detrimentally affected prognosis for cure and survival significantly increase.
If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a medical professional’s failure to diagnose or treat breast cancer in a timely manner, you may have cause for legal action. At Blume Forte, our knowledgeable New Jersey failure to diagnose breast cancer attorneys can examine the details of your case to determine whether you may have a meritorious claim. To find out whether you may be entitled to compensation, contact us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.