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American Cancer Society

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  • Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary

    Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary
    Jane W. Dickinson, a retired executive secretary and community activist, died Feb. 13 of complications from a stroke at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 94. "Jane was outgoing and friendly and was involved in everything in a very...
  • Cabin Fever won't kick in if you get outside

    It never fails to give me a chuckle when I read someone complaining about going stir crazy with cabin fever. Seriously? Unless you're elderly, infirm or hobbled up by injury, there is no reason to stay cooped up in your house, or cooped up from your...
  • Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]

    Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]
    Thanks for your recent editorial supporting a ban on indoor tanning by minors ("Ban the booth," Jan. 20). As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment for that illness. My melanoma was probably caused by years of...
  • Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola

    Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola
    The Johns Hopkins women will host the first Lacrosse Coaches vs. Cancer event Wednesday night when they meet Loyola in a nationally-televised 5 p.m. game at Homewood Field. A basketball event until now, Coaches vs. Cancer aims to raise awareness,...
  • Roundup: No. 8 Virginia men outlast Mount, 14-6

    Host Mount St. Mary's pulled to within four goals of No. 8 Virginia, but a 4-0 run in the fourth quarter by the undefeated Cavaliers sealed a 14-6 win Tuesday. Mark Cockerton had a career-high and game-high seven goals for Virginia (4-0). Mike Fields...
  • Community: Society warms up for its upcoming relay race

    Community: Society warms up for its upcoming relay race
    Teams gathered to register for the 11th annual Relay for Life of Burbank during a kickoff celebration at the American Cancer Society in Burbank. There were raffle prizes, refreshments and the Discovery Shop thrift store remained open so bargain hunters...
  • Theme parks' creative types set for Friday forum

    Theme parks' creative types set for Friday forum
    Twelve designers, writers, directors and other theme park creative types will gather for the fourth annual Entertainment Designers Forum on Friday. The event features two separate panels that will chat about design philosophies and styles. Q&As will...
  • Early breast cancer detection is vital

    Source: American Cancer Society whatdoctorsknow.com Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they're in good health. Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than...
  • Extended Stay hotels contribute rooms to cancer patients

    Extended Stay hotels contribute rooms to cancer patients
    The hotel chain Extended Stay America is partnering with the American Cancer Society to provide free and discounted rooms cancer patients being treated away from home. The chain will offer 40,000 rooms to patients and caregivers, including half of...
  • Fund cancer screenings

    We know that cancer screenings save lives. Detecting cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment, improves survival rates and cuts overall medical costs. Unfortunately, thousands of uninsured and underinsured women in Illinois are in danger...
  • Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings

    Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings
    The five-year Virginia Cancer Plan, 2013-2017, released last week by the Richmond-based nonprofit Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, sets goals and strategies for the early detection and treatment of the disease, along with reducing preventable...