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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Celebrates Cancer Survivors

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) will celebrate its annual Cancer Survivors Day Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The event includes a breakfast and the opportunity to learn about the cancer center’s commitment to providing...


Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute Host MSK Alliance Symposium on Advanced Prostate Cancer

More than 100 providers from several different specialties, nurses, pharmacists and research staff attended the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance Advanced Prostate Cancer Symposium hosted by the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute on April 12 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The event brought...


Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Keep The Faith

Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. ...


How Dianne from Rocky Hill Advanced Cancer Research

Dianne Poland will tell you she’s blessed. Blessed with a family that loves and supports her, and blessed to have beaten the breast cancer that invaded her body two years ago. By participating in a cancer clinical trial with Hartford HealthCare and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she is seizing an...


Taking Steps to Defeat Lung Cancer

Noa Mencher, Thoracic nurse navigator at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC), remembers vividly how lung cancer touched her life. “A very, very close friend of my parents, someone who was like an uncle to me, died from lung cancer,” said Mencher. “I was...


PODCAST: Is Cancer More Common Than Getting Married, Having First Baby?

Is cancer more common than getting married or having a first baby? That’s the claim of at least one British newspaper after the release of an analysis of cancer statistics by London-based McMillan Cancer Support. Get perspective on this study from Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer...