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Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Suspending Cancer Treatments

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is suspending his cancer treatments and his book tour, he said in a statement released Thursday.

19 hours ago

Donny Jo Prevost (WBZ-TV)

Weymouth Cancer Patient Gets Wish Granted By MFA

Donny Jo Prevost has crammed several lifetimes’ worth of memories into his 63 years, but it’s only as of this month, that he can finally say his biggest wish has been granted.

19 hours ago

Prostatek vaccine made by Advantagene. (WBZ-TV)

Newton Company Develops Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Unlike traditional vaccines which try to prevent disease, ProstAtak is designed to prevent cancer from coming back.

10/22/2014

WBZ TV'S YADIRES NOVA SALCEDO WITH GLORIA SANCHEZ CONTRERAS OCT 2014

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 18, 2014 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In light of this, we want to share some of the most recent statistics available. Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly […]

WBZ-TV–10/18/2014

James Lechleiter and a student. (WBZ-TV)

Doctor Working On Pill To Heal Concussions

A doctor at the University of Texas is working on a pill that repairs brain damage.

10/10/2014

Women at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Boston (WBZ/Kim Tunnicliffe)

Hundreds Walk For Breast Cancer Cure

Hundreds of breast cancer survivors and their families took part in Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in South Boston.

09/28/2014

Alisha Savage at Logan Airport as the 7,000th wish recipient of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (WBZ-TV)

Make-A-Wish Grants 7,000th Wish To Girl Heading To Disney World

A 3-year-old girl and her family are on the way to Disney World after a magical sendoff at Logan Airport Friday.

09/26/2014

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Cancer Research In Jeopardy After Alleged Misuse Of Funds

Millions of dollars in federal grant money that was supposed to go to cancer research is missing.

09/22/2014

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. (Photo courtesy John Deputy)

Thousands Participate In Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

More than 8,500 people walked the 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

09/21/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

08/22/2014

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