Cancer news in brief October 27:  The United States Preventive Task Force’s new recommendations for prostate-cancer screening have caused some controversy in the medical community. Some doctors and policy-makers are weighing in on this issue. 

(Miami Beach, Fl.) -- Vitamin D is found in milk and other foods like fish and eggs. It's also found in a lot of supplements making all sorts of medical claims.  witf's Craig Layne talked with a Pennsylvania medical student who has just published a study on Vitamin D and its possible effects on cancer.

(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.

HERSHEY, Pa- Exciting new research at Penn State Hershey Medical Center has found that there is a new virus that kills breast cancer cells.  And, it kills all types of breast cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.

The overall goal of the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA is to find those life sciences discoveries that not only are commercially viable, but improve human health.

Smart Talk host Nell McCormack-Abom guides a community conversation on all aspects of breast cancer... diagnosis, treatment, surgery, advocacy, research, emotions, and life after cancer.

(Harrisburg) -- A new grant is expected to help some midstate doctors research a virus that's been found to have killed breast cancer cells.

Medical science has made great strides in detecting and treating breast cancer but what is left to be done?  To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help answer tis question, Pat Halpin-Murphy, the president and founder of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition joined Radio Smart Talk's Scott LaMar in the witf studio.

HERSHEY, Pa- 10.6.11- Exciting new research at Penn State Hershey Medical Center has found that there is a new virus , that in various lab tests, kills breast cancer cells.  And, it kills all types of breast cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.

Today, 32 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Pennsylvania. Living with breast cancer is not something that any woman or family should need to do alone.

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