(Undated) -- This weekend, thousands of Penn State students and alumni will take part in an event that's become one of the most famous fundraisers for pediatric cancer research. The annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or "THON," as it's more commonly known, will take over the school's Bryce Jordan Center from this evening to Sunday afternoon.

Mindfulness is an ancient form of meditation that is about bringing awareness to a present experience.  Practicing this technique can help cancer patients gain some control during their journey with the disease.

Dr. Roald Hempling, the Director of Oncology Services at WellSpan Health in York, PA, weighs in on some of the myths surrounding breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer and prostate cancer.

Jen and Jeff Baker have been receiving treatment at Hershey Medical Center for their 17 year-old daughter Jessi since she was four months old.  She was born with Down syndrome, hydrocephalus and a heart disease.  They received some painful news when they took her in for a back problem that just wouldn’t heal.  The doctor sent them to the ER where they were told that Jessi had leukemia.

The biblical story of Christmas is the story of a miracle.  But the Brobson family of Harrisburg has its own Christmas miracle.  Her name is Claire.

Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor Dr. Dan Shapiro says that there's something called "new age guilt," the belief that you can control your situation by thinking the "right way."  But, he says that he thinks cancer takes a blind eye to people's personalities.

Lancaster County native Katie Hayek, landed a starring role in The Mighty Macs (see a trailer) -- a film about the first women's basketball college national champions from Immaculata College.  The film opens in theatres across the country this weekend.  Miss Hayek was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer, when filming began, but acted in the movie through her treatments.

(Philadelphia) -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have achieved a cancer treatment breakthrough after 20 years of work. A team at the Abramson Cancer Center was able to modify blood cells called "T cells" to attack tumors in patients with a certain type of leukemia.

A doctor shares an emotional personal essay about a young Menonite mother who faced a life-threatening diagnosis of leukemia.  No matter how hard he tried, his young patient could not agree to the chemotherapy that Dr. Ballard knew could save her life.  A cure was possible.

In this video, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor Betty Underwood shares the journey she took after she received her cancer diagnosis in 1995.

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