A hayride and reception in the peach orchard kicked off the 2012 Farm to Table event at Strite’s Orchard in Harrisburg. “You can turn around and see the orchards where your food is coming from. It’s a special connection with what you eat and how you eat,” Louise Sukle, the event chair said.

(Austin, TX) -- Several years ago, it was difficult to walk down the street without seeing someone sporting a bright yellow wristband with the phrase "Live Strong" on it. The Lance Armstrong Foundation still sells these popular rubber wristbands today and has raked in millions of dollars to help raise cancer awareness.

Aug. 14, 2012 Hummelstown – Pennsylvania Department of Health Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Wolf today presented nearly $3.1 million in Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program, or CURE, grants to support three, two-year research projects focused on cancer treatment technologies.

What role do clinical trials play in treating cancer?

News in brief 8.1.12

Symptoms of depression are linked with shorter survival times among cancer patients, according to a new study at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. This link may be attributed to abnormal stress hormone regulation and inflammatory gene expression. "Our findings, and those of others, suggest that mental health and social well-being can affect biological processes, which influence cancer-related outcomes," Lorenzo Cohen, a professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program, said in a university news release. The findings "also suggest that screening for mental health should be part of standard care because there are well-accepted ways of helping people manage distress, even in the face of a life-threatening illness," Cohen added.

“We’ve renamed our Fudge Ripple ice cream Four Diamonds Fudge,” says Bob Adams, manager of the Turkey Hill Experience.  Turkey Hill Dairy has partnered with the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization based at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital that provides financial and emotional support for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Cancer news in brief for the week of July 9th

The world's fastest camera, developed by UCLA engineers, is being used to detect rogue cancer cells.

One day out of the entire year is your day. On this day, you can get away with (almost) anything. Everyone is super nice to you on this day because it is your birthday. However that perfect present or the cake may mean more to some than others, especially the people who are fighting to get to that next birthday. For these people, birthdays are doubly special because of the long hard journey that they have encountered during their cancer battle.

Louise Sukle is the chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Farm to Table Dinner, an open air dining experience based on ingredients sourced directly from local farms and farmers' markets in Central PA.

News for the week of June 28th 2012

The Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul law with a 5-4 vote on Thursday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s four more liberal members with his deciding vote.

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