cancer

‘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.

Vermont legislative session ends with progress on cancer fighting measures

News Release — American Cancer Society June 6, 2013 WILLISTON -– June 3, 2013 – When the 2013 session of the Vermont General Assembly closed on May 14, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) celebrated the legislative action taken to help save lives and improve the health of Vermonters, including progress on […]

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty member gets $353,400 grant for leukemia research

Karen Glass, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Vermont Campus, has been awarded a three-year research grant totaling $353,400 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Glass will seek to identify new ways to prevent and treat a type of leukemia called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Jewett: How health insurance companies can harm your health

Midway through my course of chemotherapy I got a notice from my insurance company indicating that they had denied Dr. Nunnink’s request to administer Rituxin the following week.

Leahy, group of five senators, ask FDA to block misleading sunscreens

Because sunscreens have been considered a cosmetic, they have largely avoided government oversight and the FDA has not changed its recommendations for sunscreen standards in more than 30 years.