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New Research Shows 3-D Mammograms Increase Cancer Detection

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania used 3-D Mammography to screen more than 26,000 women, They found that cancer detection rates increased from 3.51 to 5.24 per 1,000 women.

12/03/2013

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Hundreds Of Cyclists Take Part In 41st Annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon

Several hundred riders took part in the 41st annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon on Sunday which began in Philadelphia and finished 65 miles away in Buena Vista, New Jersey.

07/14/2013

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Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis is the formation and development of blood vessels. When it’s not working right, it can complicate conditions such as cancer and coronary heart disease.

05/16/2013

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Advances In The Battle Against Heart Disease

Genetic research has led to advances in understanding and treating various forms of cancer but the latest news is in the battle against heart disease.

10/23/2012

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Flipping The Switch On Cancer

Could cancer be treated by the flip of a switch? According to research in the journal Nature Materials, it might not be that far off.

10/11/2012

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Health: Stand Up To Cancer Making Big Impact On Fighting Deadly Cancer in Philadelphia

Stand Up To Cancer is back in the spotlight, returning to prime time Friday on CBS to raise money for cancer research.

09/06/2012

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Health: Local Girl Heading to LA For Stand Up To Cancer

The show is returning to primetime this Friday on CBS to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has been following one young cancer patient who’s been part of the program from the beginning.

09/06/2012

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Treatments That Target Cancer

Cancer treatment has advanced dramatically over the last 15 years. For instance, many of the treatments today actually attack the cancer cells in a more targeted approach which helps eliminate side effects.

06/11/2012

Alex's Lemonade Stand 2012 Phone Bank

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Phone Bank Sets $1 Million Plus Record For Cancer Research

CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Sixth Annual Alex Scott Phone Bank, a 14-hour on-air benefit for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, raised $1,130,946 for pediatric cancer research Thursday night, a record for the fundraiser which began in 2007. Over its six years on-air, the event has raised more than $5.2 million for the cause.

06/07/2012

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A Pathway To Cancer Research

Scientists are getting closer to figuring out pathways that help cancer cells grow and divide. It is called the LKB1-AMPK pathway, and it leads to prolonged tumour cell survival.

05/08/2012

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Until There’s A Cure

It sounds glamorous to find a cure for cancer but, in the meantime, the more we can control various forms of cancer the better.

05/02/2012

(Dr. Anil Rustgi, of the University of Pennsyvlania medical school, announces his search for study participants.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

UPenn Cancer Researcher Seeking Participants For Long-Term Study

The 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.

04/25/2012

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Using Nanotechnology To Treat Cancer

Nanotechnology is the management of structures at the molecular level. The best use is in cancer research and treatment.

03/09/2012

Breast Cancer

New Report Says Breast Cancer Could Occur At Younger Ages

It is a disturbing new report suggesting that if a woman develops BRCA-related breast cancer or ovarian cancer at a certain age, female relatives in the next generation could develop the disease nearly eight years earlier.

09/13/2011

cyclists bike along the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Bike-A-Thon Closes Ben Franklin Bridge For Good Cause

The weather was perfect for the 39th annual American Cancer Society’s bike-a-thon which began at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge, closing it for slightly more than an hour on Sunday morning.

07/10/2011

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