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Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that they are able to use PET scans to predict increased survival in cancer patients after just a single cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

By checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 income tax form, Pennsylvanians have contributed nearly $3 million for cancer research.  

Cancer can take a tremendous physical, emotional, and mental toll on those diagnosed with the disease. But how do doctors and scientists, who are charged with treating survivors and conducting cancer research, cope with the disease? What's it like to tell a patient he or she has cancer, or to work tirelessly to come one step closer to finding a cure?

April has been designated nationally as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer affects 37,000 Americans a year. Oral cancers are also labeled head and neck cancers and include such structures as the tonsils, tongue ,nose , cheek, parotid and the larynx (voice box). When found in the early stage, these cancers can be curable.

(Chester, PA) -- The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 50,000 Americans will die from colorectal cancer this year, and another 143,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed. March also marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Researchers in California discovered that dogs can smell cancer on a human’s breath with 99 percent accuracy.  Now, new technology mimics a dog’s olfactory sense to sniff out cancers.

Jay Snyder is living his life with purpose after facing war and cancer.

CARLISLE, PA—Carlisle Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a new lung cancer screening program, designed to detect the early signs of lung cancer in individuals who may be at high risk for developing lung cancer.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and we'd like to encourage you to become proactive about your health and learn more about ways to detect and prevent colorectal cancer.  Your family history plays a large role in your risk for the disease, as your risk increases if a family member had colon cancer.  So, this month, take a positive step towards being healthy, educate yourself, start talking to your family, and share what you've learned.

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