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‘Early’ is the key word in fighting colon cancer

Throughout the month of March, the American Cancer Society will step up efforts to urge early detection for colon cancer during "Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month."

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New York City Council Proposes Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes To 21
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Lawmakers look to make smoking harder in NJ, but easier to quit

NJ lawmakers want to raise taxes on cigars, raise the smoking age and boost enforcement of public smoking bans. They'd also spend millions to help people quit.

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More New Jerseyans getting cancer, but more are surviving

The U.S. cancer death rate continues its steady decline, dropping 23 percent since 1991. Here in New Jersey, there is good news and bad news about cancer.

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Things You Can Do to Prevent Breast Cancer

Ladies, take note.  Here are some tips from The American Cancer Society that may save your life.

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American Cancer Society Seeks 300,000 for Prevention Study [AUDIO]

The American Cancer Society is looking to enroll 300,000 people in an historic research study in the hopes of giving scientists a better understanding of cancer causes and prevention.

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(Second from Right) Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Barnabas Health, is joined by  (left to right) Frank Mascia,
Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society; Fred Jacobs,
MD, JD, Former State Commissioner of Health; Connie Greene, Vice
President of the Institute for Prevention for Barnabas Health Behavioral
Health; and Andrea J. Gleason, a Four-time Cancer Survivor treated at
Saint Barnabas Medical Center; following the Kick-Off Event for the
Barnabas Health System-wide volunteer recruitment effort for the Cancer
Prevention Study-3, a historic, nationwide study to help researchers
better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that
cause or prevent cancer. (Community Medical Center)
(Second from Right) Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, is joined by (left to right) Frank Mascia, Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society; Fred Jacobs, MD, JD, Former State Commissioner of Health; Connie Greene, Vice President of the Institute for Prevention for Barnabas Health Behavioral Health; and Andrea J. Gleason, a Four-time Cancer Survivor treated at Saint Barnabas Medical Center; following the Kick-Off Event for the Barnabas Health System-wide volunteer recruitment effort for the Cancer Prevention Study-3, a historic, nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. (Community Medical Center)
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Barnabas Health Recruits Volunteers for Historic Cancer Study [AUDIO]

Barnabas Health has teamed up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in recruiting volunteers for a nationwide Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), which is looking for 300,000 people across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, who are cancer free.

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More NJ College Campuses Go Smoke-Free [AUDIO]

In a growing trend, New Jersey colleges and universities are giving tobacco a failing grade and banning tobacco use on campus. The increasing move is detailed in a new American Cancer Society report.

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Doctor and Patient
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Cervical Cancer Guidelines Issued For Women

Guidelines issued today recommend that women can wait three to five years between checks for cervical cancer, depending on their age and test choice.

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Landmark Cancer Study Underway Nationwide [AUDIO]

Could there be a way to stop cancer once and for all? What if we could pinpoint the exact causes and do whatever we can to prevent it?

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Cancer Screening
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Study: NJ Legislators Can Improve Efforts To Combat Cancer [AUDIO]

How does New Jersey measure on its policies to prevent and fight cancer? A new study by the American Cancer Society finds the state gets mixed reviews.

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