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Callers discuss the ‘peril of pink’ breast cancer awareness

Bill Spadea explains why he thinks we've become distracted by a color when we should be talking about the facts.

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Precision cancer treatment: An evolving reason for hope (VIDEO)

Through gene sequencing, doctors at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey can learn much more about a patient's individual disease — and be much better prepared to fight it.

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Lakewood golf outing benefits cancer-stricken families

For the seventh time, an Ocean County nonprofit is holding a gala event this fall to assist families who are struggling with rising medical costs.

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Woman who lost hair to cancer can’t use old license photo

A New Jersey woman who lost her hair after undergoing chemotherapy says the state Motor Vehicle Commission wouldn't let her use an old driver's license photo showing her with long blond hair.

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

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The sun rises behind the steeple of Maranatha Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Hometown, church mobilize to support Plains’ Jimmy Carter

Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to their resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained.

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Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Phil Skinner)
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As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping back from most of his humanitarian work and surrounding himself with family as doctors target the skin cancer that showed up in his liver and brain.

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FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter is seen in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Location, extent of Carter’s cancer will govern his options

Surgery, drugs, radiation, comfort care. What's next for Jimmy Carter depends on how widely his cancer has spread and where, and how aggressively the 90-year-old former president wants to fight it.

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In this June 11, 2015 photo,Talia Pisano stands in her bed at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
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Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.

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Cancer-fighting public policies get mixed reviews in NJ

New Jersey still has some work to do when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

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