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Komen, Race for the Cure expanding to Wilmington

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced today it is expanding its footprint from the Triangle to the coast. The group will also bring the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Wilmington next spring. Full story...
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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer

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A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer. The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Business turns trash into treatment for breast cancer patients

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video Pink dumpsters are not the norm, but one Wilmington company is trying to make that happen. Coastal Ladies Carting is an all-in-one trash company that handles solid and liquid waste and recycling needs. But the pink dumpsters don't stop there. The trash turns into cash for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Full story...
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Pooches in Pink support Breast Cancer Awareness

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Even man's best friend is doing their part in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pooches in Pink at Paw Beach Pet Resort in Wilmington features an opportunity to have your dog's tail or ears dyed pink. Full story...
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Feds say chemical in Lejeune water is carcinogen

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Government researchers have classified a chemical found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune for decades as a known cause of cancer in humans. Full story...
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Ice cream fundraiser honors late judge

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Thinking about dessert tonight? How about helping a good cause while getting your fill? Full story...
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Fundraiser for cancer fight honors late judge

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Pancreatic cancer took the life New Hanover County judge and veteran John Carroll in May. Monday would have been his birthday. Full story...
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Duke sued over cancer trials

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A lawsuit filed in North Carolina’s Durham County Superior Court accuses Duke University, Duke University Heath System and five doctors of exposing patients to unnecessary chemotherapy during fraudulent clinical trials. Full story...
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New sunscreen regulations aim to block out confusion

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video Your bottle of sunscreen will soon look different. That's because the Food and Drug Administration introduced new guidelines today. The new rules will tell consumers just how well products protect against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. Full story...
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Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds

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Researchers say seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are facing steep copays for the newest kind of cancer drugs. Full story...
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Study: Prostate cancer surgery helps younger men

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A study suggests that men under 65 with early prostate cancer have better survival odds if they have surgery right away instead of waiting for treatment. Full story...
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Wilmington springs for Zack

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video The Mayo family is in the fight of their lives. After a serious accident sent 10-year-old Zack Mayo to the hospital last year, doctors discovered he had tumors on his liver and lungs. That’s when their lives changed forever. Now, the community says this is the least they could do. Full story...
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CFCC employees hold Family Fun Day to help child with cancer

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video Late last year, five-year old Bennie Freeland was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and has been undergoing treatment in Chapel Hill since December. Bennie's father, Patrick Freeland, teaches at Cape Fear Community College. His colleagues have stepped up to support the family. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune schools worker sues over water

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A former employee of Camp Lejeune schools has sued the federal government, saying that contaminated water at the Marine base caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer. Full story...
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