American Cancer Society

smoke shop
Tony Romeo
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A bill that would raise the minimum age to legally purchase tobacco products to 21 has run into resistance in the Pennsylvania Senate. The bill failed to clear the state Senate Judiciary Committee this past week due to tie vote. Democratic members voted “no,”...
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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung, prostate and colorectal cancers
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March 10, 2019 - 6:17 pm
By Elizabeth Landau (CNN) -- Pancreatic cancer was the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States in 2018, after lung and colorectal cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute. This year, an estimated 56,770 new cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed and an...
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Broad Street Run
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Hadas Kuznits
February 21, 2019 - 1:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Registration is now closed for the Broad Street Run on May 5, but runners who forgot to sign up still have a chance. Bibs were distributed to registered runners through a lottery. The race's Executive Director Leo Dignam says tens of thousands of runners registered. "...
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Cancer.
Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
January 30, 2019 - 6:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Jerusalem Post article this week highlighted Israeli scientists who say they'll be able to come up with a cure for cancer within a year. The article quotes Dan Aridor of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. in saying he believes his company will find an...
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Dreamstime
January 08, 2019 - 10:19 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a new study says, but disparities remain between the rich and the poor. The overall nationwide cancer death rate fell continuously from 1991 to 2016 by a total...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 24, 2018 - 9:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cancer awareness groups claim colors to promote their efforts, but how do they get those shades? There's no authority responsible for designating colors for specific cancer advocacy groups. But according to Paula Green, executive director of the American Cancer...
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Backward leg allows teen cancer survivor to dance
Melanie Unger/Stony Brook Children's Hospital
September 11, 2018 - 12:24 pm
By Jacqueline Howard and Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- It was a cold morning in early December 2016 when Melissa Unger received a phone call at work that changed her family's life forever. She heard a physician on the other end say "the words that no parent ever wants to hear, that your child has a...
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Lyft
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Lynne Adkins
June 30, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A ride-sharing company is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help patients get the treatment they need. Getting to the hospital or doctor isn't always easy for cancer patients, and now Lyft has offered to help, according to Andrew Woolf, general manager...
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