Surgeon General issues Call to Action on skin cancer

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Call to Action released today by the U.S. Surgeon General. The U.S. Surgeon General’s has issued a call to action on skin cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer among U.S. teens and adults. “While many other cancers, such as lung cancer, are decreasing, rates of melanoma — the deadliest form […] [Read More]
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FDA approves drug for leukemia

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who carry a deletion in chromosome 17, which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment. Imbruvica received a breakthrough therapy designation for this use. The FDA is also approving new labeling to reflect […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

Stamford mobile mammogram unit at ACS in Norwalk

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Stamford Hospital’s Mobile Wellness Center will be on site at the American Cancer Society Regional Center at 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. The Mobile Wellness Center will be offering digital mammograms to Fairfield County residents. Appointments can be made by calling 203-276-PINK prior to the event. However, […] [Read More]

Sponsorship opportunities for Griffin Run/Walk

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Area businesses and community groups are invited to support The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run set for Oct. 18. This community-based event drew more than 500 participants last year and raised more than $140,000 in its four-year history. The course winds through the streets of Derby and Ansonia near […] [Read More]
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Komen to hold Zumba fundraiser

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Susan G. Komen is partnering with Club 24 to host the world’s largest Zumba® Fitness class. The event will be held on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. at Western Connecticut State University, exit 4 off I84, west-side campus at the football stadium. The Zumba class will run from 9:30 to 10:20. Parking will […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s hosts service for those lost to cancer

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St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is hosting its 17th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport. The service is sponsored by Miriam Raubvogel in memory of her sister Linda Waterman and the Waterman family. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event is free of […] [Read More]
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More than 500 runners and walkers took part in the Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run last year, raising over $60,000 for the Center’s patient support programs. This year’s Walk/Run is set for Oct. 18.

Griffin sponsors Cancer Care 5K in fall

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Griffin Hospital invites individuals and families to join the more than 500 walkers and runners expected to support local cancer patients at the 6th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Starting in the cancer center’s parking lot at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby, this non-competitive event […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Breast cancer support group in Milford

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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. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday Aug. 6. For information […] [Read More]
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William Rutkauskas of Shelton won a gift card at Family Fun Day sponsored by Griffin Hospital.

Shelton men win big at Griffin event

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Michael Madison and William Rutkauskas, both of Shelton, were the big winners at the June 28 Men’s Health Day event sponsored by Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men campaign. Madison won the raffle for a new Char-Broil grill while Rutkauskas took home the $200 Family Fun Day gift card for the Sports Center of Connecticut. […] [Read More]

Yale study: Aggressive tumors turn off cancer-fighting genes

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A study led by Yale Cancer Center may provide clues to how some aggressive cancers turn off, or silence, genes critical to suppressing tumors. According to a news release from Yale, the findings, published in the journal Cell Reports, suggest that this gene silencing process could be interrupted to increase the chances that aggressive tumors […] [Read More]