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  Tino Carbone Foundation Racquetball Tournament Raises Support for Brain Cancer Research
       $15K Slated for Investigation of Brain Tumor Cells at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick, N.J., January 26, 2009 – In an effort to honor a family patriarch and promote awareness
and eradication of the illness that took his life, the Tino Carbone Foundation (TCF) recently held its annual
racquetball tournament, which raised $15,000 for The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). A check
presentation was made recently to the CINJ Foundation. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The Whitehouse Station-based TCF (www.tinocarbonefoundation.org) is named in honor of Modestino
Carbone, a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, who in 2004 succumbed to a malignant glioma,
the most common type of brain tumor in adults. Focusing on education and research in order to beat back
the disease, TCF began holding an annual racquetball tournament in 2006. This year’s event, held in
Warren Township, saw 100 participants, according to tournament director, Ron Van Horn.

The funding will go toward the work of John Glod, MD, PhD, a pediatric oncologist at CINJ and assistant
professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and
Debabrata Banerjee, PhD, a scientist at CINJ and associate professor of medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School. They are investigating the role of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in brain
tumors with the goal of targeting new treatments.

Kristin Carbone, daughter of Mr. Carbone and TCF Chairperson noted, "We are pleased to support CINJ
and the work of Drs. Glod and Banerjee, as we share the same mission. By helping to fund their research,
we are continuing my father’s fight, and hopefully new strategies to treat brain cancer will emerge as a
result.” Ms. Carbone noted the generous support of numerous individuals and businesses, which made the
event a success, including Elly Ezra and EDigital Graphics of Flemington; Shop Rite of Flemington; and
Bagel Junction of Whitehouse Station, among many others.

Michelle Walker, director of annual giving for CINJ Foundation, said “The dedication of the Carbone
family, friends and community to advance brain cancer research and education will make a difference in
the lives of many. We are grateful for their generosity.”

According to the American Cancer Society, 22,000 malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord are
diagnosed each year with approximately 13,000 deaths nationwide.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation raises funds to support cancer research, treatment,
prevention and education programs at CINJ. Gifts are received from individuals, organizations,
corporations, foundations, special events and through planned gifts. To make a tax-deductible gift to New
Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center call 732-235-8614 or visit
www.cinjfoundation.org.

About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (www.cinj.org) is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-
designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection,
treatment and care of patients with cancer. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research,
transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice quite literally bringing research to life. The
Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a center of excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical
School. To support CINJ, please call the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation at 1-888-333-CINJ.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides a
mechanism to rapidly disseminate important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert
Wood Johnson University Hospital. Affiliate Hospitals: Bayshore Community Hospital, Carol G. Simon
Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital,
CentraState Healthcare System, Cooper University Hospital*, Jersey Shore University Medical Center,
JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
(CINJ at Hamilton), Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Southern Ocean County
Hospital, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center
at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate
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