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  • Thomas Family Portrait

    Appreciating Life, Family, and Quality Care

    April 04, 2018

    “Cancer changed my life on so many levels. From appreciating it more, to lifestyle and eating habits. It changed me for the better."

    — Brett Thomas, two-time germ cell cancer survivor

  • Chief Robert Burnaford with members of the Harvey Cedars Police Department and his parents Don and Debbie.

    Breaking the Rules for Good

    March 22, 2018

    Sometimes breaking the rules isn’t a bad thing. Most police departments have policies prohibiting officers from sporting facial hair, so when the Harvey Cedars Police Department on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, wanted to participate in “No Shave November” they had to get special permission.

  • Alex with Conrad

    Reaching New Heights

    February 13, 2018

    "Climbing forces you to think about your mortality and where you are in the big picture. We can’t choose the things that happen to us, but we can choose how we respond, and that’s why I chose the Abramson Cancer Center.”

    — Alex Wildman, rock climber, nurse, and lymphoma survivor

  • Nathanson family portrait

    Modern Science Meets Modern Love, Philly Style

    February 13, 2018

    Drs. Katherine (Kate) Nathanson and Andrew Ochroch’s meet cute is likely familiar to many of those who grew up and attended school in the Philadelphia area, as they did

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