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Posts Tagged ‘Pancreatic Cancer’

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Petite Essays On Mortality

The following five essays are companions to Stephen Goldman’s eloquent piece on facing the new year with a terminal diagnosis. All five writers have a connection to the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network. Their topic: Mortality. Follow Your Journey, With Love Oct. 6, 2016, was the worst day of our lives. That’s the day my…

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Aretha Franklin sings “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” at the U.S. Capitol during the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009.

RIP, Queen Of Soul

Aretha Franklin’s connections to Jewish songwriters and producers. Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Aug. 16, 2018, in Detroit at age 76 of pancreatic cancer. Jewish producers played a large role in Franklin’s career, according to a story…

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Howard and Sarah Katz, left, meet with Certified Genetics Counselor Rachel Hagen, MS, CGC and Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, medical director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Service, both of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Will I Get Cancer?

Elizabeth Katz Special to the Jewish News Proactive genetic testing and counseling can help cut risks of breast and other cancers. Sarah Katz was 22 when her father, Howard, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She had recently graduated from college and had plans to move out of state to explore career opportunities. She…

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Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

$20 million gift to launch the Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center. Henry Ford Health System announced a new $20 million gift to launch the Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center, which will focus on global collaborations to develop new methods for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — a devastating disease with a 5-year survival rate of only…

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