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Johns Hopkins Receives Major Gift For Kimmel Cancer Center

A cancer foundation dedicated to cancer research is spending nearly a billion dollars in funding across several research centers including Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

01/06/2014

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37th Annual Great American Smokeout Urges Smokers To Set Plan To Quit

The American Cancer Society is asking millions of Americans to put out their cigarettes and make a plan to quit as part of the 37th annual Great American Smokeout.

11/21/2013

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Vatican Honors Md. Teen For Breakthrough Pancreatic Cancer Research

A Maryland teenager has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer.

11/18/2013

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Spinning For A Cure: 12 Hours Of Biking Benefits Local Cancer Foundation

Spinning for a cure. Family, friends and exercise enthusiasts spent the day peddling.

10/26/2013

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Study: Chemical BPA May Raise Risk Of Miscarriage

New research suggests that high levels of BPA might raise the risk of miscarriage in women.

10/21/2013

ANDRAKA

From ’60 Minutes’ To ‘CBS This Morning,’ Local Teen Scientist Is Under National Telescope

They call him boy wonder in cancer research circles. The local teen from Anne Arundel County is in the national spotlight after millions learned Jack Andraka made a major discovery that could save millions of lives.

10/14/2013

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Could A Walk A Day Keep The Cancer Away For Older Women?

A large study from the American Cancer Society finds walking an hour a day could significantly reduce an older woman’s chances of getting breast cancer.

10/05/2013

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8-Year-Old Cancer Patient Among Those Affected By Government Shutdown

Every week, hundreds of patients, including children, are admitted to new clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health. Now many are losing hope as the government shutdown continues.

10/03/2013

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Big Crowds Expected At The 7th Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge

It started right here in Baltimore, and it’s become a nationwide event. On Sunday, hundreds will gather in Towson for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge.

09/26/2013

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Feds, Family Reach Deal On Use Of DNA Information From Baltimore Woman

About 60 years ago, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital removed cancer cells from a poor, black patient named Henrietta Lacks without telling her. Those cells eventually led to many life-saving medical treatments.

08/07/2013

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Baltimore Steps Up To Help Tennessee Girl, 7, Fighting Rare Cancer At Hopkins

Seven years old and battling cancer. Like a lot of other children, that fight has brought Julia Warren to Johns Hopkins.

07/22/2013

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Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair — making her fight for survival seem a bit easier.

07/22/2013

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