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Blog Topic: Abramson Cancer Center

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    Artist and Survivor Finds Inspiration During his Cancer Journey

    February 23, 2015

    Jacob Riley-Wasserman was only 23 when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

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    John's Story

    August 26, 2014

    John Robinson was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in 1984, and given a 35 percent chance of survival. He beat the odds.

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    Ellen's Story

    May 14, 2014

    After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the world became a very different place. For Ellen Saracini and her daughters, the events changed the course of their lives forever.

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    Uschi's Story

    April 05, 2014

    “We are not a charity. We are a crusade to rid the world of cancer— one vaccine at a time.” - Uschi Keszler, founder and CEO of Pennies in Action.

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    Dennis' Story

    August 19, 2013

    Dennis is a colon cancer survivor and riding in the Ride to Conquer Cancer to support a cure.

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    Vivian's Story

    May 13, 2013

    Vivian Stringer holds many titles – mother, sister, daughter, widow, coach and inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame. She is also a breast cancer survivor of almost 20 years and now, decades after her cancer journey began, she is a powerful voice of strength and hope within the breast cancer community.

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    Julia's Story

    March 18, 2011

    “Muir-Torre is a hiccup in my genetic repair cells that creates a high risk of many types of cancer."

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