Clinical trials are a standard of care at Lancaster General Health. A team of cancer specialty physicians, nurses, research personnel and administrative staff ensure oversight and selection of clinical trials based on criteria that include community need, types of cancer seen, safety, and those studies with a molecular target to help select people likely or not likely to benefit.

 News Brief... a digest from the latest in the world of cancer

"HeLa" cells are among the most important tools in modern medical science – bought and sold by the billions, they come from the most widely used cell line in laboratories worldwide, derived from cervical cancer cells.  But, who is the person that these first cells came from?

39-year-old Kristin says of her mom, Reenie, "My mom is a hero. She's saving our lives, and the next generation and the generation after that. I could cry."  Read this touching article about a mother and daughter who faced cancer together and how genetic counseling saves lives.

The American Cancer Society Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient's medical and personal situation through a partnership with the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups.

5% of all patients that are diagnosed with cancer participate in a clinical trial. That means that 95% do not participate.  About 1.5 million people will get a cancer diagnosis in 2011.  Just think of the impact 1.5 million people could have on the face of cacer research if they participated in a trial. 

Help put Central PA on the cancer research map by enrolling in The American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study - 3 (CPS-3).

Many people think of cancer as a modern disease, but it's not. You might be surprised at early knowledge and early treatments, and how they've both evolved.

Most cancer treatments have been developed from clinical trials. But is there a risk to patients? Learn more from Dr. Chandra Belani, Deputy Director at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week Provides Opportunity to Join the Movement for a World with More Birthdays

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