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Groundbreaking Penn Cancer Therapy Gets FDA Approval

In what the FDA is a calling a “historic action,” the federal administration on Wednesday approved the country’s first gene therapy treatment that can be […]

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The Checkup: The Undercover Health Issue You Should Be Paying Attention To 

• Loneliness: It’s not necessarily something we think about as related to health, but it is. And according to a recent review of studies from AARP, […]

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Why People Who Do Everything Right Still Get Cancer, According to New Study

Yesterday, my friend and I were texting back and forth about how Grey’s Anatomy is our personal version of comfort food. I turn to the […]

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What Sex Toys Have to Do With Breast Cancer Recovery (Yes, Sex Toys

Let’s face it: For many of us, sex toys are an embarrassing topic of conversation — even six margaritas deep with our BFFs. But somewhat unexpectedly, when […]

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Bucks Couple Vindicated by Report on Dangerous Medical Device

It’s been more than three years since Amy Reed went into a hospital in Boston for a simple operation to remove her uterine fibroid. But […]

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The Checkup: This Is the Exact Time When Fitness Studios Are Most Crowded

• Hate filing into an overcrowded fitness class and being forced to rub (very sweaty) shoulders with complete strangers? (Understandable.) Well, ClassPass rounded up tons […]

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Report: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Aren’t Doing Enough to Prevent Cancer

A new study from the American Cancer Society found that New Jersey is the only state in the country that spends zero dollars on tobacco prevention […]

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Slow and Steady: Why I Started Running in the Middle of My Battle With Cancer

I was 11 years old when I learned to ride a bicycle. 20 when my elbows touched my knees in my first successful sit-up. 30 […]

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The Checkup: Why You Should Stop Drinking Your Coffee Piping Hot, Stat

• Good news, coffee addicts of the world: Yesterday, the World Health Organization officially took coffee off of its list of possible carcinogens, which it’s been […]

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CHOP Doc Gets $1 Million to Further Pediatric Cancer Research

It’s the end of the workweek and we could all use a good, stress-relieving happy cry, couldn’t we? Well, here we go: The Children’s Hospital […]

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The Checkup: The Scary Link Between Carbs and Cancer

• Welp, this will make you think twice about your bagel addiction: A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that people whose […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf Has Prostate Cancer; Treatment Starts Soon

Gov. Tom Wolf has prostate cancer, he announced today. It was caught early, Wolf said at a press conference, and is not expected to interfere […]

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At Penn, Joe Biden Spells Out How Cancer “Moonshot” Will Work

Joe Biden called it a moonshot, but the vice president says he’s realistic about the fight against cancer. He doesn’t want people to think the […]

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Blue Bell Native Turns to Finger-Painting in Her Battle With Cancer

Sarah Frank, of Blue Bell, Pa., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in March of this year. Upon first hearing the devastating news, the 23-year-old was […]

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Taylor Swift Surprises Young Fan Who Has Stage-Four Cancer

Leave it to Taylor Swift to never leave a dry eye in the room. The pop star decided to, in typical Taylor fashion, surprise a […]