Cancer

A key committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a first-of-its-kind recommendation this week, unanimously signing off on an experimental cancer treatment. Research for the treatment was funded, in part, by a Connecticut nonprofit.

Melanoma Decreasing In Northeast

Dec 28, 2016
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According to the Melanoma Foundation of New England, the Northeast has seen a decline in melanoma cases and deaths, even as skin cancer rates have risen nationally.

Neuroendocrine Cancer Fundraiser Held On L.I.

Aug 28, 2016
Maryann Wahmann / Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network

Survivors of a rare form of cancer are looking to raise awareness in their fight against the disease. The group held a fundraiser at a North Fork vineyard over the weekend for neuroendocrine cancer.

Schumer Proposes National Firefighter Cancer Registry

Aug 10, 2016
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Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for the creation of a national firefighter cancer registry. Schumer says as more chemicals are used in construction materials and in furniture, firefighters are coming down with cancer at a much higher rate than the general population because they are breathing in the dangerous smoke.

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On Tuesday Yale University is set to host a discussion on the federal government’s push to find a cure for cancer.

President Barack Obama established the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force in January. Vice President Joe Biden is dedicating much of his final year in office trying to accelerate federal efforts to find a cure for cancer after his son, former Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden, died from the disease last year.

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