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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's not often you hear of someone who is just 16 years old dying from cancer, but Glenvar High School Student Michael Sandridge lost his battle with cancer in January. Now the Glenvar community is coming together to help fight cancer in memory of...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's not very often that there's a new breakthrough in cancer treatment. But now there is. It's a new tool that can detect lung cancer early enough that it can be treated. The American Cancer Society is recommending all heavy smokers and former heavy...
A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed legislation making it illegal for adults to smoke with kids in the car. The Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-5 Monday to send Sen. Ralph Northam's bill to the Senate floor. The bill would prohibit smoking...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterSome promising news in the fight against cancer. The death rate from cancer in the United States is down substantially in the past two decades. According to the American Cancer Society, rates rose steadily in the 1900's peaking in 1991. In 2009...
Tags: Death, Prostate Cancer, Health Organizations
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterCancer deaths nationwide are down 20% from a couple of decades ago. The numbers in Virginia are also down. "From an overall standpoint we've seen pretty comparable decreases," said Briggs Andrews, a Board Member with the American Cancer Society's South...
Folks from around Roanoke danced their buns off in support of breast cancer research Saturday. "Zumba for a Cure" was held at Gold's Gym north Roanoke. Dozens of people were shakin' their groove thing in support of the American Cancer Society. People...
Tags: Cancer, Breast Cancer
600 people in this area are expected to take part in a Cancer Prevention Study this week. The study from the American Cancer Society will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer....
Donating is one way people help in the fight. Now there's another way you can take part in the fight against cancer. A huge study is taking place and researchers need 300-thousand people and they hope at least 600 people in this region will sign up. Two...
Tags: Lung Cancer, Medical Specialization, Obesity, Cancer, Blood
ReporterPeople here are devoting decades of their life to help fight cancer. They're taking part in a new study by the American Cancer Society. Thursday night was the kick-off of the National Cancer Prevention Study in Roanoke. They're hoping at least 600...
Tags: Cancer, Medical Research
Norman Frederick Brown, 62, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Julia Manor Health Care Center. Born Saturday, June 10, 1950, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Norman Brown and the late Mildred (Fuestel) Brown....
Cancer prevention study Haven Lutheran Church and the American Cancer Society are fighting back against cancer by hosting enrollment at the church for a new research study titled Cancer Prevention Study-3. Area residents can help researchers better...
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