Cancer

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton will have surgery to remove a benign cyst in his brain. Boughton is expected to make a full recovery.

Pump For Good: Gas Station Helps Fund Cancer Research

Jul 19, 2017
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The first gas station in the nation dedicated to help fund cancer research has opened in Freeport, Long Island.   

GivnGo will give a penny from every gallon of gas pumped to PinkTie, a Long Island cancer awareness group.  

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano says it’s fantastic that corporate neighbors have stepped up to help worthy organizations.

“By providing dollars to help organizations that support research and development, what you are supporting there is hope.”

A key committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a first-of-its-kind recommendation this week, unanimously signing off on an experimental cancer treatment. Research for the treatment was funded, in part, by a Connecticut nonprofit.

Melanoma Decreasing In Northeast

Dec 28, 2016
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According to the Melanoma Foundation of New England, the Northeast has seen a decline in melanoma cases and deaths, even as skin cancer rates have risen nationally.

Neuroendocrine Cancer Fundraiser Held On L.I.

Aug 28, 2016
Maryann Wahmann / Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network

Survivors of a rare form of cancer are looking to raise awareness in their fight against the disease. The group held a fundraiser at a North Fork vineyard over the weekend for neuroendocrine cancer.

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