Cancer

Former Valerie Fund patient Briana Brown and her parents. (Credit: The Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Walk Gives Patients, Survivors Chance To Give Back

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park in Verona, New Jersey.

06/12/2015

Valerie Fund Run/Walk held at Verona Park on June 14, 2014 (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 880)

Valerie Fund Patients Learn More About Themselves Through Cancer Fight

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park in Verona, New Jersey.

06/11/2015

Valerie Fund Run/Walk held at Verona Park on June 14, 2014 (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 880)

On 10th Anniversary, Valerie Fund Walk Having Birthday Theme

For thousands of these children and their families, it’s helped provide comfort and healing close to their New Jersey homes.

06/10/2015

Valerie Fund patient Tum Tum (Credit: The Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Uses Toys, Camp, More To Keep Sick Kids’ Spirits High

For the youngest, child life specialists try to offset the grind of cancer therapy.

06/09/2015

Jared Rascio and his mother, Susan. (Credit: The Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Makes Cancer Fight Less Scary For Young Patients

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park in Vernoa, New Jersey.

06/08/2015

Some experts worry that crumb rubber playing fields may be linked to cancer cases among young athletes. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Investigates: Concerns Mount That Crumb Rubber Soccer Fields May Pose Danger

Worries have mounted that certain artificial turf fields may be linked to a growing number of cancer cases in young athletes.

05/19/2015

Jackie Fortin's daughter, Cassandra, was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state of Connecticut.  (Photo Courtesy of Jackie Fortin)

Connecticut Teen Who Fought Cancer Treatment Heading Home From Hospital

The teen, identified in court documents only as Cassandra C., said she is being released from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on Monday.

04/27/2015

Lori Berlin (credit: CBS2)

Like Angelina Jolie, Upper West Side Woman Chose To Have Surgeries To Reduce Cancer Risk

Lori Berlin said she was tested for a gene mutation that indicates susceptibility to breast cancer after connecting for the first time with a cousin who was diagnosed with cancer.

03/29/2015

Angelina Jolie (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed In Hopes Of Reducing Cancer Risk

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

03/24/2015

Gilda Radner in 1980 (credit: Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Gilda’s Club Social Media Fundraiser Hopes To Bring Out Inner Comedians

Gilda Radner had a rare gift. Even in her darkest days fighting cancer, the comedian knew laughter could be good medicine.

03/23/2015

V-Go and Sabastian Quinn attend class together. (Credit: CBS2)

Teen Fighting Cancer Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Class Thanks To ‘V-Go’ The Robot

A local teenager is in the fight of his life against cancer, but thanks to a robot he’s keeping up in school.

03/20/2015

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Cycle For Survival Gives ‘Voice’ In Fight Against Rare Cancers

Cycle for Survival is a national movement to beat rare cancers. It has raised $75 million so far for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

03/08/2015

Wild Turkey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

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LI Widow Sues Doctor For Negligence After Husband’s Suicide

Attorney Jeffrey Lisabeth said a loving, hardworking police lieutenant became a different person before committing suicide with his service revolver.

01/10/2015

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New Jersey Girl Battling Cancer Shares Story Of Meeting Pope Francis

Gracie West, 11, recently returned from a visit to the Vatican where Pope Francis bestowed his blessings.

12/24/2014

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