Relay for Life at Quinnipiac University's TD Bank Sports Center Apr. 11, 2014

Quinnipiac Relay for Life raises more than $80,000

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Quinnipiac University raised more than $80,000 during its Relay for Life event, a community fundraising walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society held April 11 and 12 at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus. The top three fundraising teams from Quinnipiac each collected more than $3,000. The first-place team, Fighters for Tomorrow, […] [Read More]
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DeJesus Dental in Bridgeport offers free oral cancer screening

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In honor of April being oral cancer awareness month, Dejesus Dental Group, 4131 Main St., Bridgeport is offering a free oral cancer screening ($47 value) with Velscope Vx technology that allows dental professionals to see disease not visible with the naked eye. The exam only takes about two minutes, and the offer lasts until April […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, dental, oral cancer

Griffin hosts tea party to benefit breast health

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Get a head start on Mother’s Day by bringing your mother, daughter, granddaughter, and even your spouse to a The Annual Valley Women’s Health Initiative Tea Party on Sunday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Dining Room at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. Hosted by members of the Valley Women’s Health […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby, health
Patients at the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center will gain access to supportive services thanks to a grant from Pink Aid.

Breast center gets more than $170,000 in grants

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  Women with breast cancer will have increased access to support services from the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, thanks to a $52,000 grant from Pink Aid, a grant-based organization founded by Andrew Mitchell-Namdar of Mitchell’s stores; the charity founded by Andrew Mitchell-Namdar of Mitchells Family of Stores; Amy Katz, President of Pink Aid; […] [Read More]
Giuliana Rancic, right, and Bill Rancic attend the 2012 Do Something awards on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. The couple will be keynote speakers at Bridgeport Hospital's Rose of Hope event in June. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Bill and Giuliana Rancic to speak at Rose of Hope

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  Bridgeport Hospital has chosen the speakers for the 2014 Rose of Hope fundraiser luncheon to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center — E! personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The pair have their own reality show on E! and Giuliana  is the anchor of E! News, co-star of E!’s  Fashion Police team and […] [Read More]
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Head and neck screenings at Griffin

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Griffin Hospital will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The event, held during the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, will be held at the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Ave., in Derby. Oral, head and neck cancer can […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby, General, health
Surgeon Anthy Demestihas will be honored at St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound' Celebrating Women event.

St. Vincent’s ‘Celebrating Women’ honors breast cancer survivors

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St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is hosting its first “Celebrating Women” event, an evening of laughter, support and friendship. Celebrating Women recognizes and embraces female breast cancer survivors, along with their loved ones, physicians and medical professionals who helped to treat and support them throughout their journey. The event, which aims to raise awareness of […] [Read More]

Head and neck cancer screenings at Yale

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Yale-New Haven Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center will hold a free public screening for head and neck cancers. The free screenings will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23 on the Saint Raphael campus at the McGivney Center for Cancer Care and from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. Friday, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, General, health
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Yale prof one of 38 named to prestigious cancer academy

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Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at Yale Cancer Center, and professor of epidemiology and public health at Yale School of Medicine, was named a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy Class of 2014. DeVita is one of 38 internationally-renowned cancer scientists being inducted during the […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center's mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull on Wednesday.

Mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull Tuesday

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The Swim Women’s Imaging Center mobile mammography unit will be at Spring Meadows 6949 Main St., Trumbull, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Due to funds raised by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, the SWIM Women’s Imaging Center’s Mobile Mammography Program offers mammography screenings at various locations such as, community centers, […] [Read More]