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Philadelphia Man’s Memoir Describes The Rollicking Lighthearted Story Of His Battle With Cancer

A Philadelphia man is recounting his battle with throat cancer in a surprisingly upbeat way.

09/27/2014

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Merck’s New Drug Seen As Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

The drug — a new form of immunotherapy — is called Keytruda. And it’s being called a gamechanger in the field of cancer treatment.

09/05/2014

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Study Suggests Flight Crews Have A High Risk Of Skin Cancer

Pilots and cabin crew have a new worry – skin cancer.

09/03/2014

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New Study Shows Potential Side Effects Of Vitamin E

Some studies show that antioxidants can help fight cancer, but new research shows a different outcome.

05/26/2014

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Philadelphia Doctors Creating a Breath-Sniffing Cancer Detection Machine

Researchers know that dogs have proven they can detect cancer by smell. Now, doctors are working on a machine that will do the same thing.

11/01/2013

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Breast Cancer Causing Gene Mutation Also Linked To Mesothelioma

Angelina Jolie put a public face to the fact that a gene mutation can cause breast cancer, but gene mutations can cause other cancers, too.

06/19/2013

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Gives High Schoolers A Taste of Health Care Careers

The Saturday event will give students a chance to learn, hands on, about careers in caring for cancer patients.

03/22/2013

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Study Finds Startling Breast Cancer Increase In Younger Women

Analysis of national data between 1976 and 2009 shows that breast cancer rates are steadily rising in women ages 20 to 39.

02/27/2013

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Mayor Nutter Defends Decision To Spend Week In China

Nutter first stressed that the trip cost taxpayers nothing, as the Chamber of Commerce program called “Select Philadelphia” picked up the estimated $9,000 tab for Nutter and four other city employees.

12/07/2012

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Author Gives Recipes To Fight Cancer With Food

Find out which foods can help you battle cancer when a chef and author comes to Fox Chase Cancer Center on November 15th.

10/17/2012

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Fox Chase Cancer Patients Get Free Makeovers

Bloomingdale’s in Willow Grove offered the makeovers by Lancôme’s national make-up artist, Manuel Villegas.

08/14/2012

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Local Expert Discusses Rash Of Hospital Mergers In Philadelphia Area

Rutgers-Camden Law Professor Rand Rosenblatt thinks fewer and bigger health systems is the way of our medical future.

07/12/2012

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Controversy Comes To An End

A controversy that dragged on in City Hall for more than five years involving the Fox Chase Cancer Center came to a very quiet conclusion this past weekend.

05/13/2012

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Local Researchers Discover Link Between Estrogen And Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in this country and now researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a link between the female hormone estrogen and the disease.

04/04/2012

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Documentary About Local Man’s Battle With 2 Cancers To Be Shown Next Month

A 52-year-old Wilmington native turned his cancer diagnoses and treatment into an award winning film.

01/15/2012

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