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Cancer

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  • My Friend Has Cancer

    My Friend Has Cancer
    It was right after Christmas, 1988. We were in 6th grade.  Instead of listening to the latest mix tape we might have made from the radio, my friend got a cancer diagnosis.  "I was diagnosed with Stage IVb Hodgkin's Lymphoma on January 15th " says Rachel...
  • Car Show for a Cause

    A great turnout at the Valley Collector Car Club's annual benefit show in July raised $9,000 dollars that the club will donate to 17 local charities. The Simsbury-based club had an estimated 2,500 spectators at its Annual Charity Benefit Car Show on July...
  • Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic

    Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic
    More than a year after Ronald Taylor was released from prison and temporarily exonerated of the murder for which he served 16 years in prison, the New Haven native is again fighting to prove his innocence while at the same time battling stage four colon...
  • Drive Breast Cancer Awareness With Pink Ribbon Fiat 500

    October is National Breast Cancer month, and Fiat is helping bring awareness to the disease with the Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon edition. Only 250 of these models will be produced, and $1,000 from each one sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research...
  • Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

    Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons
    Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing her black hair. Brushing her false teeth. Putting on her makeup. "Sit down, I want to talk with you," she said. I sat on the closed toilet seat, two...
  • Massage for cancer patients is a touch of care, controversy

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. Nansea Gratz pulled off her fleece beanie, the kind with little ears, revealing wisps of gray hair on an otherwise bald head. She removed her fuzzy pink socks and asked an attentive massage therapist to touch her feet, because the...
  • Exclusive: Amgen's new leukemia drug to carry $178,000 price tag

    Exclusive: Amgen's new leukemia drug to carry $178,000 price tag
    Amgen Inc on Wednesday said its new type of treatment for a deadly form of leukemia would cost about $178,000 when it becomes available on Thursday, which would make it one of the world's most expensive cancer drugs. Company spokeswoman Danielle...
  • Cyclacel lead drug likely to fail trial, says safety board

    Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc said an independent committee had determined that its lead drug would unlikely show a statistically significant improvement in the survival rates in patients with a form of blood cancer. The company's stock plummeted as...
  • Pasta for Pennies proves small change can go a long way

    Just call it hospitaliano. Olive Garden is in the business of giving back. The popular Italian restaurant chain's Pasta for Pennies program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $90 million since 1994. Thousands of students...
  • Maine West senior stays positive in cancer fight

    Maine West senior stays positive in cancer fight
    Not even a cancer diagnosis could dampen 17-year-old Shawn O'Neill's positive attitude. Last year, while a junior at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Shawn sustained a minor injury during basketball practice that ultimately led to the discovery of...
  • Doctor Who Survived Blood Cancer Helps Others Through New Support Group

    When Dr. Jay Burton was battling blood cancer in 2010, he found that his medical background helped him handle many challenges on his own. "One of the reasons I am still here is because I'm a doctor," said Burton, who lives in Longmeadow, Mass. "I knew...