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Lorraine Megenis, Director of the William Raveis Charitable Fund and VP of Facilities & Purchasing, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; Donna Twist, Vice President, Development and Executive Director, Norma Pfriem Breast Cancer Center; Meghan Raveis, Managing Director, William Raveis Charitable Fund; William Raveis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

Fairfield breast center gets $85,000 grant

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A grant of $85,000 from William Raveis Foundation will help individuals with a cancer diagnosis access navigation and support services at Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfreim Breast Center in Fairfield. Patients will have access to services regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Breast cancer treatment involves doctors from many disciplines who each contribute […] [Read More]
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Yale launches clinical trial on treating melanoma

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Yale University has launched a multicenter clinical trial, sponsored by Stand Up to Cancer and Melanoma Research Alliance, that will apply the latest in personalized medicine technology to treat metastatic melanoma. The trial, for which Yale is a lead site, will enroll patients lacking a particular genetic mutation for whom immune therapy did not work […] [Read More]
Categories: skin cancer

Spa night and eyebrow clinic at Greenwich Hospital

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Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host a spa night and eyebrow clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30. If you are a woman undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatments, please join us for this relaxing evening of makeup and fun. Learn how to deal with the loss of eyebrows, and get complimentary pampering […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Greenwich
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Cancer support group meets at Griffin

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Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. will host the HUGS cancer support group at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital dining room.  HUGS is a cancer and chronic disease management Support group open to patients, and/or family and friends who are struggling with care management, survivorship, and related issues. Call 203-732-1132 for information.   [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby
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Food for Life nutrition program at St. Vincent’s

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  From 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St. will offer its Food for Life nutrition class, in the Level 4 Hawley Conference Room of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to the medical center. Students will learn easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes that they can make in […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer, nutrition
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Greenwich set to host Walk/Run for Hope in May

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CancerCare is set to host its Third Annual Walk/Run for Hope at spectacular Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich on Sunday, May 3. The Walk/Run for Hope is a series of family-friendly 5K events that raise funds to support CancerCare’s free, professional services provided to anyone affected by cancer. Walkers and runners of all levels […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Greenwich
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Griffin Cancer Care walk scheduled

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The Seventh Annual 5K Walk-Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will take place on Saturday, June 6. Visit http://griffin5k.kintera.org  to sign up as an individual, form a team or join a team. There’s also a “virtual walker” option for those who can’t make the Walk-Run, but would like to help […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Yale: One in five Medicare patients with melanoma experience treatment delays

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One in five Medicare patients with melanoma experience delays in getting surgery, a Yale study found. The research was published April 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dermatology. According to a news release put out by Yale this week, melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is a leading cause of new cancer […] [Read More]
Categories: skin cancer