8-year-old Jack Barney donated money he raised selling lemonade to Praxair Cancer Center in Danbury.

Boy donates lemonade stand earnings to cancer center

Eight-year-old Jack Barney, a third grader at Harwinton Consolidated School in Harwinton, recently contributed $14.88 to the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital from proceeds he raised this summer by making and selling lemonade at his lemonade stand. Jack donated the proceeds he raised to purchase snacks for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Praxair […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Danbury

Pink Pop Up party organized by breast center

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center is sponsoring a Pink Pop Up Park Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 to benefit the center. Details of the party — including location — will be revealed on an upcoming invitation. For more information, call the breast center at 203-255-5300. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Tea to raise breast cancer awareness in Trumbull

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Trumbull Library System and the Trumbull Monroe Health District are sponsoring an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to0 4 p.m., at the Trumbull Library (in the Community Room), 33 Quality St., Trumbull. Nicole Larizza, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Breast cancer support group in Milford

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford, CT. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 3. For […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Milford

‘Evenings of Wellness’ at Breast Cancer Center

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will host eight “Evenings of Wellness” starting on 6 p.m. Sept. 3, with its first presentation, on melanoma and skin cancer. This lecture will be led by Dr. Roselle Crombie who will discuss warning signs, risk factors and other facets of the […] [Read More]

Yale researchers develop novel cancer therapy

Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer therapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells can then be injected back into a patient’s blood to boost the immune response or fight cancer. “In repressing the body’s immune response, tumors are like […] [Read More]

Yale may be on to brain cancer treatment

Glioblastoma is a complex, deadly, and hard-to-treat brain cancer, but Yale School of Medicine researchers may have found the tumor’s Achilles heel. The researchers report in the Aug. 12 issue of the journal Science Signaling that targeting a protein crucial in the early development of the brain can block multiple signaling pathways implicated in glioblastoma […] [Read More]
Categories: brain cancer, cancer, health

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy names board members

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. – a nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer – has announced that David Darst and Alexandra Landes have joined the foundation’s Board of Directors. Both Darst and Landes lost their mothers to cancer and share a commitment to uncovering innovative methods for treating cancer with […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Stamford
From left:  Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament Co-chair Nancy Bento, NPBCC President’s Council; Armando Goncalves, Senior Vice President, Peoples United Bank, Corporate Event Sponsor; and tournament co-chair Donna T. Craft, NPBCC Advisory Board.

Tennis tournament will raise money for breast care center

The Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament takes place at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield on Sept. 9, beginning at 9 a/m.  The event, a fundraiser for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s community outreach programs, draws participants from throughout southern Fairfield County.  The Breast Care Center has been helping women in the […] [Read More]

Stand up to Cancer viewing party at Sacred Heart

To help support the grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer, volunteer organizers of the American Cancer Society’s Fairfield County’s Relay For Life events will host a viewing party for the primetime Stand Up To Cancer special at Sacred Heart University-University Commons on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. A $25 registration fee includes a commemorative […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield