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Landmark cancer study adds Schenectady County

On the eve of it's 100th Birthday, the American Cancer Society joined with MVP Health Care and Ellis Hospital to give the gift of hope to future generations in Schenectady. The health industry partners came together at Proctor's on Tuesday afternoon to announce the launch of the next phase of recruitment for the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3)
Pictured is Diana Martin, Regional Vice President of the American Cancer Society speaking at press conference with Denise V. Gonick, President and CEO of MVP Health Care, James W. Connolly, President and CEO, Ellis Medicine, and Dr. Brian Gordon, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature's Committee on Public Health.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
On the eve of it's 100th Birthday, the American Cancer Society joined with MVP Health Care and Ellis Hospital to give the gift of hope to future generations in Schenectady. The health industry partners came together at Proctor's on Tuesday afternoon to announce the launch of the next phase of recruitment for the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) Pictured is Diana Martin, Regional Vice President of the American Cancer Society speaking at press conference with Denise V. Gonick, President and CEO of MVP Health Care, James W. Connolly, President and CEO, Ellis Medicine, and Dr. Brian Gordon, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature's Committee on Public Health.
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When Diana Martin’s father was diagnosed with brain cancer, his physicians gave him some simple advice: Take a vacation. Cancer was usually a death sentence in the late 1960s. He was told to enjoy the last six months of his life and wait for the disease to run its course. “That was what you heard for the most part,” recalled Martin, a Niskayuna resident and regional vice president of the American Cancer Society. But that ...

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