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Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

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Article ID: 607772

UAB Cancer Center Celebrates Grand Opening of Modernized Facility

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

On Friday, Aug. 23, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center celebrated the public grand opening of the renovated Lurleen B. Wallace Tumor Institute (WTI).

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17-Sep-2013 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 607495

UC Davis Patient Embraces Personalized Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

As a woman in her mid-forties who didn’t smoke, Elizabeth Lacasia never expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer. But in 2006, after she developed a persistent and serious cough, a chest X-ray and CT scan revealed several tumors in her lower left lung.

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10-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 607308

Wear Your Vegetables

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

With skin cancer emerging as one of the world’s most prevalent forms of cancer, researchers are using every tool at their disposal to fight this disease. The tool of choice for Sally Dickinson, PhD? Broccoli.

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4-Sep-2013 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 606726

Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center as well as a look at its current initiatives.

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20-Aug-2013 10:00 AM EDT

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