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Reports from New York and New Jersey

An index of the latest reports from the American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey.

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Journey to Wholeness

Journey to Wholeness: How to Support the Body, Mind and Spirit in the Face of Cancer

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Fighting Metastatic Cancer

American Cancer Society funded researcher from Rutgers, Stavroula Sofou fights metastatic cancer

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Eastern Division reaches CPS3 goal

New York and New Jersey reach Cancer Prevention Study 3 goal six months ahead of schedule

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Inspirational Teen Musician

Talented teen musician and thyroid cancer survivor creates Music for a Cure to benefit the American Cancer Society

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Donald Distasio to Retire

Executive vice president Donald Distasio retiring after 41 years of extraordinary service

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Suits Sneakers and Coaches Fight Cancer

It was another successful American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend.

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Crafting A World With Less Breast Cancer

For the second year AC Moore Arts and Crafts is supporting Making Strides through their "Crafting a Better World" program.

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Remembering our Grandmothers

Ryan and Chris Scott remember their loved ones through the American Cancer Society's Wedding Favors program.

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Navigating Cancer

No one has to go through their cancer journey alone thanks to the navigators at the American Cancer Society’s Patient Service Center.

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Physicians must talk, patients listen and act

Alvaro Carrascal, Senior Vice President of Cancer Control for the American Cancer Society in New York and New Jersey discusses the roles of doctors and patients in colon cancer screening.

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Don't Rely on Luck this St. Patrick's Day

Take charge of your health this year and find links to the latest cancer prevention and detection guidelines from the American Cancer Society.

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Social Media Fights Colon Cancer

Tag2Nag and Family PLZ! are the latest ways the American Cancer Society is utilizing social media to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and screening for the disease.

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Missing the Message on Colon Cancer

Despite some gains, the majority of people in New York and New Jersey still aren’t getting the message that early detection of colon cancer could save. Find our how your county measures up. their lives.

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Valentine's Day Non-Smoker's Survival Kit

If your Valentine is a smoker, replace that box of chocolate with a box of motivation by creating a Non-Smoker’s Survival Kit.

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Support and encouragement for smokers trying to quit is now only a text message away. American Cancer Society's QuitBuddy uses text messaging to help smokers quit.

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A Beautiful DetermiNation

Recording executive and DetermiNation runner Matt Diamond's latest digital album will honor his cousin Shawn and support the American Cancer Society.

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Making Strides Super Sunday Results

It was a huge weekend for the fight against breast cancer as more than 250,000 people walked in American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events this weekend raising more than $15.5 million.

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Project Pink

Lord & Taylor supports the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer during October with “Project Pink”

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More Pink For Your Green

Countdown begins to the official kick offs of American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in New York and New Jersey

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Nationally Recognized Public Health Crusader Joins ACS

Dr. Alvaro Carrascal brings his 20-plus years of experience at the forefront of public health to the fight against cancer as the new Senior Vice President of Cancer Control for New York and New Jersey.

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Paint. Click. WIN!

Show your Relay For Life purple pride on Facebook and you could win a special prize package from The Hope Shop as part of "Paint. Click. WIN!"

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ACS Honored for Tobacco Marketing Fight

The American Cancer Society’s Communications & Marketing Department was honored by the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition for its work drawing attention to the problem of tobacco advertising in retail stores.

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Five Unsaintly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

The American Cancer Society wants folks to start eating smart during National Nutrition Month. But if you want to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patty’s day watch out for these foods that can be unlucky for your health.

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Fight Back Podcast Previews Devastating Budget for Cancer Cuts

The latest American Cancer Society Fight Back Podcast is now up. Today's edition features Federal Issues director Hillary Clarke previewing tomorrow's budget vote in the U.S. House and what these drastic cuts will mean to the fight against cancer.

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