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A small town remembers its big literary hero

The Northeast Kingdom community of Irasburg receives the late resident Howard Frank Mosher’s book collection on what would have been the author’s 75th birthday.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital named in malpractice suit

The patient was at the center of a case in which the state cited the hospital for failing to tell her soon enough about a suspicious mass found on her kidney.

State: Brattleboro hospital failed to warn patient of tumor

The state has cited Brattleboro Memorial, saying it didn’t tell a patient of a potential cancer in 2014, then failed to thoroughly investigate the incident. The hospital has a corrective plan.

A Vermonter’s story of losing sight and gaining vision

Brattleboro’s “blind masseur,” Neil Taylor, and his mother, Alison Taylor, are authors of the new memoir “The Life We Got.”

Author Howard Frank Mosher facing ‘very aggressive’ cancer

“I have gone from feeling pretty good to being in hospice care,” the 74-year-old Northeast Kingdom novelist has posted on Facebook.

‘This terrible year has been the best year of my life’

Putney artist Maggie Lake’s story is “powerful and transformative,” according to “Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert. Lake’s family also knows it to be achingly personal.

Biden says cancer breakthroughs imminent

The vice president said that more interdisciplinary work and data sharing will greatly accelerate the race for a cure.

Comprehensive new cancer action plan targets ‘epidemic’ in state

The plan outlines 18 goals, including cutting tobacco use and increasing early detection of cancer. The disease touches many Vermonters and their families, including that of House Speaker Shap Smith.

Vermont could do more on cancer prevention, report says

Vermont fares well overall but is one of four states in the country that does not provide funding for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer, American Cancer Society report says.

More than 3,000 attend Do Good Fest, helping to raise $15,000

News Release — National Life Group July 22, 2015 Contact: Ross Sneyd 802-249-7506 Proceeds Benefit Branches of Hope Cancer Patient Fund MONTPELIER – More than 3,000 people attended Do Good Fest 2015 over the weekend, helping to raise $15,000 for Branches of Hope, the cancer patient fund at Central Vermont Medical Center. The proceeds came from parking fees […]

Cancer Patient Support Program names new executive leadership team

At the recent Annual Meeting of the Cancer Patient Support Program’s Board of Directors, a new Executive Committee was elected for two year terms.

Donation helps cancer patients stay ‘Darn Tough’

Cancer patient Jackie Dutil and Darn Tough Vermont gifted 200 pair to Rutland Regional and additional socks to cancer patients in other hospitals.

Melanoma risk found to have genetic determinant

(Lebanon, NH 9/18/14)— A leading Dartmouth researcher, working with The Melanoma Genetics Consortium, GenoMEL, an international research consortium, co-authored a paper published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that proves longer telomeres increase the risk of melanoma.

Early palliative support services help those caring for patients with advanced cancer

Dartmouth researchers have found that those caring for patients with advanced cancer experienced reduced depression and felt less burdened by caregiving tasks when palliative support services were offered soon after the patient’s diagnosis.