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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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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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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]
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Joan Lunden will speak at fundraiser for Bridgeport Hospital breast center

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center has chosen the speaker for its 2015 Rose of Hope fundraiser luncheon earlier than usual, selecting breast cancer survivor and former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden for the honor. Lunden recently announcemed that she has breast cancer, which was discovered via ultrasound. The TV personality had dense […] [Read More]
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Left to right:  Arlene Cummings with Geralyn Lucas.

Luncheon raises $85,000 for St. Vincent’s breast cancer services

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  The 19th Annual St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound’s  Breast Cancer Luncheon held at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn drew approximately 350 attendees. The event raised about $85,000 to help St. Vincent’s Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Cancer Center provide breast cancer screenings, education, holistic support, and financial assistance to underinsured women in our community. Keynote […] [Read More]
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NPBCC President’s Council member Kelly Scinto; NPBCC President’s Council member Brooke Bento; guest Nicole Tanon (Queens, NY); guest Mary Jo Greenwood (Stamford).

Pink Pop Up Party raises $22,000 for breast center

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The Oct. 16 Pink Pop Up Party, sponsored by Porsche of Fairfield, netted $22,000 for the patients and programs of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  The first free-standing, community-based breast care center in Connecticut, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center has been helping women in the community fight breast cancer for fifteen years. The event, held […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit in Bridgeport

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As part of breastcancer awareness month, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center mobile mammography unit will be at the Cathedral of Faith, 2319 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 203-576-5500. [Read More]
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Wine tasting in Shelton to raise money for Griffin breast center

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The 2014 Valley Goes Pink Campaign comes to a close with A Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting on Mon., Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wellington’s Restaurant in Shelton. The general public and especially everyone involved with The Valley Goes Pink are invited to come and celebrate the close of another successful […] [Read More]
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Dr. Denise Barajas, medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, has joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in calling for passage of the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act.

DeLauro calls for national dense breast legislation

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friday by calling for passage of the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act. The bill, introduced by DeLauro last year, would help raise awareness of breast cancer risks, and the importance of appropriate screening. The act ensures the information that women and their health care […] [Read More]
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