News Transcript Business Briefs, Sept. 4


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems across the state.

“This program will allow CentraState to provide access to some specific cancer trials for adult patients in our region when appropriate,” said Barry Asch, assistant vice president, Cancer Service, The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center.

The incidence of cancer in New Jersey is 477.5 cases per 100,000 vs. 441.2 cases per 100,000 nationally. Warren (511.5/100,000) and Monmouth (497.8/100,000) counties have even higher cancer rates, while the pediatric cancer rate for New Jersey is above the national average at 17.1 vs. 16.3 cases per 100,000.

Clinical trial enrollment in the AHCC NCORP began Aug. 1.


Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Marlboro office was recognized for exceptional industry performance in July. The Marlboro office, which is managed by Barbara Berg, led the Weichert sales region in dollar volume for the month. The region is comprised of locations throughout Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties. Berg has announced her top-producing sales associates at the office level for July. Glenda Grill led all associates in the Marlboro office for the most revenue units and dollar volume for the month. Dalia Cherazie had the most listings and Arlene Messina had the most sales. JoAnna Siminerio and Gail Szeluga were the top team in July. For more information, call 732-536-4400.