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Annual Cycle For Survival Raises Money For Rare Cancers

Thousands of people will be hopping on exercise bikes this weekend to raise money in the fight against rare cancers.

02/28/2014

A new form of gene therapy could offer new hope to cancer patients. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Gene Therapy Could Be Lifesaver For Cancer Patients

A study released on Wednesday, found that modified T-cells achieved complete remission in 88 percent of advanced leukemia patients treated.

02/19/2014

Siblings Lance and Melinda Weinrib say their father died not knowing his proper diagnosis because his requests for a sign language interpreter were denied. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Suing 3 L.I. Medical Facilities After Deaf Man Dies Without Knowing Diagnosis

Born deaf to deaf parents, the Weinribs claim their 82-year-old father Alfred was repeatedly denied requests for a sign language interpreter at three different hospitals on Long Island.

02/18/2014

Michael And Olympia DeNittis

New Jersey Couple Each Die Hours Apart, After Lifetime Together

Michael and Olympia DeNittis literally spent a lifetime together in New Jersey, and died just hours apart this week.

02/07/2014

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

3-Time World Series Champion Schilling Announces He Has Cancer

The 47-year-old Schilling, who spent 20 years in the major leagues before retiring in 2009, divulged the news in a statement released through his employer, Bristol-based ESPN.

02/05/2014

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Study: At-Home Tests Can Effectively Detect Most Colon Cancers

For those people 50 years or older, they’ve probably been told they should have a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. Many, however, don’t heed the advice.

02/04/2014

FILE - A picture of various cans of soda. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Shock Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

The issue is with the caramel coloring in many soft drinks. It is what gives them their brown color. Some contain a possible human carcinogen.

01/23/2014

Actress Valisia LeKae speaks at an event at Macy's Herald Square. (credit: Getty Images)

Broadway Star Takes On Role Of Cancer-Screening Advocate

Valisia LeKae is now using her battle with cancer to help others.

01/06/2014

Children with cancer wait for their flight to Disney World on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Disney World Trip A Welcome Distraction For Cancer-Stricken Kids

Sarit is one of 50 children with cancer being taken by the Ohr Meir Foundation on an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World.

12/08/2013

Musician Kevin Jonas  attends the unveiling of the AOL media room at the Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan on Oct. 7, 2011. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Week Of Milestones For Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House, an 84-room oasis on East 73rd Street for sick kids and their families, is marking its 35th anniversary and will welcome its 30,000th family.

12/04/2013

Michael Feeney (credit: Ridgewood Police Dept.)

Police Funeral Given To Ridgewood Boy Who Died Of Cancer

Michael Feeney was named Ridgewood’s honorary police chief for 2013. He died on Friday after a four year battle with cancer.

12/03/2013

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Volunteers Get Into Spirit Of Helping Others For Thanksgiving

Hundreds of people were out making sure Thursday that people in need could get a hot meal on Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

Doctor Examines Woman (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Over-The-Counter DNA Tests Could Save Lives

It has been suggested that a simple over-the-counter-test could save lives by predicting a user’s “future health”, but some say that the test could do more harm than good.

11/20/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Personalized Cancer Therapy

A tiny sample of cancerous DNA could help determine which drugs will work against an individual tumor.

11/14/2013

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Brides Get Big Discounts On Designer Dresses For A Good Cause

Designer wedding dresses were available at discounts so deep that brides traveled hundreds of miles to get first dibs.

11/02/2013

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