Medicine

Eating Out Safely With Food Allergies

NEWARK—As the incidence of food allergies continues to rise, families are often concerned about dining out. More than 12 millions Americans, including 6 percent of children, are affected by allergies to tree nuts, peanuts, seeds, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat, the most common food allergens.

Cancer Center Offers Oral Chemotherapy

ELIZABETH—The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) projects that 25 percent of oncology drugs will be in oral form by 2013. The benefits, risks and efficient management of increasingly available oral chemotherapy for a variety of cancers are currently being evaluated at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth.