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A federal grant to an Indiana researcher will fund the study of a type of therapy for late-stage cancer patients that focuses on improving quality of life. 

Cancer Wellness Project Launches In Indiana

Jul 23, 2019

Cancer survivors in Indiana can now turn to a new program for wellness services beyond their treatment. The initiative will also provide research opportunities.

Several Franklin residents say they were never told about cancer-causing chemicals at the Amphenol industrial site. The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog, the Office of Inspector General, took resident’s comments Wednesday night. 

Students will be able to return to Needham and Webb elementary schools in Franklin on Monday after the school district determined the buildings are safe.

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A new initiative launched in Indiana will support women-led cancer research.

More women are entering the science field but still struggle to land in leadership positions. The new program from the American Cancer Society in Indiana will raise funds and awareness.  

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced plans to acquire West Lafayette-based Endocyte for $2.1 billion.

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Steve Dillman thinks he can trace his prostate cancer back to August 1, 1985.

Experts looking for cancer-causing chemicals in Franklin say, so far, they don’t see a widespread problem in the city. But recent sampling results show very high levels in some tests, indicating more investigation is needed. 

IDEM Tests Homes, Wells, Sewers In Franklin

Aug 15, 2018

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is doing more testing for chemicals that could be causing rare child cancers in Franklin. That includes re-testing air in homes that showed high levels of PCE and TCE in the report by the Edison Wetlands Association. 

Report: Indiana Could Take Better Cancer Action

Aug 10, 2018

The American Cancer Society’s study finds Indiana could do more to reduce preventable cancer deaths.  This is the 16th year for the annual “How Do You Measure Up?” analysis.

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