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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]
Categories: skin cancer
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Study: Harder to quit smoking menthols

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Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for African-American women, according to a new study published online by the journal Addiction. In a series of analyses of a large quit-smoking clinical trial, investigators from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention controlled for variables such as education, type […] [Read More]
Categories: General, smoking

Yale researchers find ‘glucose switch’ that may control diabetes

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Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. “We’ve discovered that […] [Read More]

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]
Categories: cancer, Derby
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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]
Categories: breast cancer
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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]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer