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Philadelphia Treatment Facility Offering Preview of Ken Burns' New Cancer DocumentaryWednesday night's preview for the cancer community is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Fox Chase Cancer Center Gives High Schoolers A Taste of Health Care CareersThe Saturday event will give students a chance to learn, hands on, about careers in caring for cancer patients.
New Book Is Aimed at the Friends of Cancer PatientsIf you're a friend of someone diagnosed with cancer, what is your role and how can you help? A new book has some answers.
The Season For Skin CancerHaving light skin, hair, and eyes increases a patient's risk for skin cancer, as does over-exposure to ultraviolet rays at an early age.
Malaria Drug May Be Useful In Fight Against CancerMalaria has long been conquered in the U.S., but researchers at Penn have found an old malaria drug may have a new use in treating patients with advanced cancer.
Young Women With Breast Cancer Need Unique TreatmentNow there is information that breast cancer in young women is a biologically unique disease that requires customized management strategies because it can be extremely aggressive.
Light Smoking Dramatically Increases Risk of Lung CancerAccording to a new study, smoking fewer than five cigarettes a day, commonly known as light smoking, triples the risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer in men. In women the increased risk of lung cancer was five times greater.
Health: Vitamin DebateTaking vitamins is a daily routine for millions of people, but is it worth it? 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says the answer can be yes, and no.
UPenn Cancer Researcher Seeking Participants For Long-Term StudyThe American Cancer Society is looking for people between the ages of 30 and 65 to participate in "Cancer Prevention Study 3," a long-term, national study exploring the role of genetics in cancer development.
Janet Manion, Founder of Bucks County Group Honoring US Military, Dead at 58On its web site, the Travis Manion Foundation released a statement that its founder and chairman, Janet Manion, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday night.
Celebrating The Art Of Place Setting All For A Good CauseThe "Date with a Plate" fundraiser in East Falls marries unique table settings with a very special cause.
Phillies, Eagles Host Separate Charity Events To Raise Cancer And Autism AwarenessSunday was a busy day at the sports complex in South Philly. In addition to the Flyers game, both the Phillies and Eagles hosted thousands of people for two separate charity events.