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Yale doc: New combination of drugs delays progress of breast cancer

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A new combination of cancer drugs delayed disease progression for patients with hormone-receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to a multi-center phase II trial. The findings of the randomized study were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this week by  Dr. Kerin Adelson, assistant professor of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Center and […] [Read More]
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Drivers needed for American Cancer Society program

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There is a need statewide for drivers for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, which offers transportation for cancer patients to and from treatment. In addition to providing transportation to patients who, for one reason or another, can’t drive themselves, volunteers also offer encouragement and support to the patients. Volunteer drivers for the […] [Read More]
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Robin Righter, Event Coordinator at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, and Nina Merlonghi, owner of #Punchthesky Fitness.

‘Pink’ Zumba class raises $1,200 for breast center

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A “Pink” zumba master class at #Punchthesky Fitness in Fairfield raised $1,200 for the patients and programs of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  The event, held on Nov. 14, was organized by the fitness center’s owner, Nina Merlonghi, who wanted to help women in need receive breast cancer services.  The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, the […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit visits Fairfield, Bridgeport

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The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Thursday at the Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 118 Jefferson St., Fairfield and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Bridgeport Parent Center, 900 Boston Ave., […] [Read More]
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Thursday is the Great American Smokeout

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The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout takes place tomorrow, Nov. 20. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and begin their path to healthy by quitting on that day. The annual event is a key part of the ACS’s smoking cessation efforts. “Thanks […] [Read More]
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Yale, St. Francis cancer hospitals mull partnership

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Saint Francis Care, parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, has signed a Letter of Intent with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital to explore a potential agreement to create an integrated oncology services program to serve the greater Hartford community. This preliminary step, announced Tuesday afternoon, allows the Saint […] [Read More]

Women’s health forum at Fairfield Senior Center

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The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will host a Women’s Health Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The forum is free of charge. Three healthcare professionals will be panelists for the Forum. Santina Galbo, certified health educator from the Town of Fairfield Health Department will talk about cardiac issues for women, […] [Read More]

Veterans Screening Week in Stamford

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Stamford Hospital is joining with Lung Cancer Alliance, the Vietnam Veterans of America, American Veterans and Military Officers Association of America to participate in the third annual Veterans Screening Week, through Saturday. All U.S. Veterans are invited to come in for a lung cancer risk assessment and, if appropriate, can schedule to receive a lung […] [Read More]
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Left to right, Heather Paul, 18, Stefanie Johnson, 18 and Shannon Colby, 17, all Danbury High School students working on an anti-smoking campaign. A study named Connecticut the 13th best state for fighting lung cancer costs, partly because of its anti-smoking efforts.

Study: Connecticut 13th best in fighting lung cancer costs

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Connecticut is the 13th best state when it comes to fighting the high cost of lung cancer, according to a study from the personal finance social network WalletHub.  November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the disease accounts for $12.1 billion of total cancer care costs and $36.1 billion in lost productivity, according to the […] [Read More]
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Musician Rob Fried (right) will conduct  a workshop for the Connecticut Challenge center Nov. 18.

Musician to perform workshop at cancer survivorship center

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Rob Fried of Band Together will be back at The CT Challenge’s Center for Survivorship, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 to lead another Music and Healing Workshop. The workshop, which is free, includes listening, learning and composing.  Joining Fried will be vocalist Tracy James and Doug Hartline on guitar. Cancer survivors who […] [Read More]
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