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Valerie Harper (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment)

Doctors: Valerie Harper’s Brain Cancer Close To Remission

Given just three months to live after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in March, actress Valerie Harper may be close to remission, doctors say.

08/29/2013

Sunrise Day Camp (Credit: Christian Conte)

1010 WINS Reporter Mona Rivera Spends Day At Sunrise Day Camp

“I like that they made a camp for children who have cancer!” The kind of enthusiasm from Madison Lewinger, age 7, is typical of the cancer patients at Sunrise Day Camp.

08/08/2013

CBS 2's John Elliot with Team Cupcake at the Valerie Fund 5k. (Credit CBS 2)

Annual Valerie Fund 5K Kicks Off In Verona

The Valerie Fund has been in operation for 36 years and helps more than 4,000 children with cancer and blood disorders each year.

06/15/2013

Diane Duan (credit: Valerie Fund)

Young Cancer Patients Express Gratitude Towards Valerie Fund

WCBS 880 has partnered with the Valerie Fund to support this Saturday’s Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run, which will be held in Verona Park in Verona, New Jersey.

06/13/2013

Lashikeerah Walker and friends (credit: Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Holds Camp Happy Times For Young Cancer Patients

Among the Valerie Fund’s programs is Camp Happy Times, a summer camp for current and former patients to get away and spend time with other survivors. 23-year-old cancer survivor Lashikeerah Walker spoke with Metaxas about the camp.

06/12/2013

Katie's Krew (credit: Valerie Fund)

Parents Of Young Cancer Patients Find Patience At The Valerie Fund

There are no age limits on the children the Valerie Fund will treat. Even the littlest of children can get cancer. Katie Mulcahy was only 14-months-old.

06/11/2013

WCBS 880's John Metaxas with 4-year-old cancer survivor William DeGregorio

Families Of Young Cancer Patients Find Invaluable Support With The Valerie Fund

This Saturday morning, WCBS 880 will be part of the Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run in Verona. The annual event is a fundraiser for the organization which supports the comprehensive health care needs of children with cancer and blood disorders.

06/10/2013

The late Dede Frontera with her daughter Nicole (credit: Thru My Eyes)

Stories From Main Street: Scarsdale Organization Helps Terminally Ill Leave Something Behind

In 2010, 40-year-old Dede Frontera learned that her breast cancer had metastasized. All she wanted to do was leave a video message for her then 8-year-old daughter Nicole.

06/03/2013

Bethpage water tank (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bethpage Residents Take It Upon Themselves To Conduct Cancer Study

Some mothers on Long Island have decided to take matters in their own hands, and conduct a study on the possible increased rates of cancer in Bethpage.

06/01/2013

(credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bridal Gowns New And Used Up For Sale To Fight Cancer

The busy summer wedding season is just about here, and on Sunday, brides-to-be were getting a bargain on gowns while also helping the fight against cancer.

05/19/2013

Entrance to Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island (file / credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

High School Students Study ‘Cancer Alley’ Near Fresh Kills Landfill

Two high school seniors from Staten Island Technical High School are up for the $75,000 Intel science prize tonight for their research on dangerous air around us.

05/16/2013

Makeup, Woman Putting On Lipstick

Study: Cancer-Causing Metals Found In Some Popular Cosmetics

Findings by a group of researchers at Berkeley’s School of Public Health showed nine different metals, including lead, in popular brands of lipstick and lip-gloss.

05/02/2013

Nicole Graham, 16, spent her junior year of high school battling Leukemia. (Credit CBS 2)

From Intensive Care To The Prom, Teen Faced Death Several Times During Battle With Leukemia

At the beginning of the school year Nicole was diagnosed with leukemia and suffered several near fatal medical setbacks including a run in with sepsis, two strokes, organ failure, and paralysis.

04/27/2013

A firefighter runs from the collapsing World Trade Center on Sep. 11, 2001 (credit: Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)

Study: 9/11 Responders Have Higher Cancer Risk

Among nearly 21,000 rescue and recovery workers, the overall cancer rate is 15 percent higher than the general population, according to a new study.

04/23/2013

Brittany Ozarowski appears in court on April 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer To Get Money For Drugs Pleads Not Guilty

Brittany Ozarowski’s bruised arms were covered by the green jail jumpsuit she wore in court Thursday. She stood motionless and handcuffed as she pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

04/11/2013

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