Cancer

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

Goddard Riverside Volunteers

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

Possible cancer cluster being investigated in Highland, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Health Department Investigating Possible Hudson Valley Cancer Cluster

In all, six kids who live in the small town of Highland in Ulster County have been diagnosed with childhood cancers in the past 20 months.

10/30/2013

Cynthia Nixon at Breast Cancer Summit (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Actress Cynthia Nixon Criticized By Pastor At Breast Cancer Summit

There was a testy exchange between actress Cynthia Nixon and an audience member at a breast cancer summit on Long Island.

09/30/2013

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

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