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  •          November 10 – Kathy for a Cure: Working out to help fight cancer” – Kathy Kerrigan, a breast cancer survivor and former Exeter Hospital patient, held her tenth Kathy for a Cure all day fitness event with a variety of fitness classes to raise money for The Beyond the Rainbow Fund. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          October 13 – Celebrating 10 years as a breast cancer survivor” – Jennie Small was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 15 weeks pregnant with her third daughter. She credits her providers at Exeter Hospital for her life today, and currently works as a surgical technician at the hospital. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          August 18 – Better, faster, less invasive prostate treatment” – Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care is now offering a five-day radiation treatment option for men with early stage prostate cancer. Additionally, new equipment purchased with philanthropically donated funds enables Core Urology and the Center for Cancer Care to use MRI images for more precise prostate biopsies. The same equipment enables the use of SpaceOAR gel which can protect the rectum from radiation exposure during prostate cancer treatment. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          August 9 – 80 blankets donated to cancer patients at Exeter Hospital” – AutoFair Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently partnered to donate 80 blankets along with handwritten notes of encouragement from Subaru customers and employees, as well as some art kits, to Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care to be distributed to patients in treatment. – Exeter Newsletter
  •          May 24 – Kites Against Cancer fills sky with color” – Exeter Hospital’s Kites Against Cancer event was held May 19, filling the sky with colorful kites in honor or remembrance of people with cancer. – Exeter Newsletter
  •         March 3 – Cooling caps seem to slow cancer patients’ hair loss” – YongLi Ji, MD, PhD contributed to this story about an innovative new cap that helps reduce hair loss during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          October 22 – Much more than a walk” – news story about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Exeter Hospital is recognized as a flagship sponsor, Dr. Rebecca Kwait was recognized as a speaker, and Paula Lariviere was quoted about the breast health services at Exeter Hospital and the importance of mammograms. – Seacoast Newspapers
  •          September 29 – Men not immune from breast cancer” – YongLi Ji, MD, PhD contributed to this story about the occurrence of breast cancer in men. - Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          September 9 – Cancer care for the whole person” – Meredith Kolodze, LICSW, OSW-C, lead social worker at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care, contributed to this article about alternative treatments to support cancer patients, including Reiki, massage, acupuncture, yoga and more. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          April 29 – New hope for stage 4 lung cancer patients” – Panos Fidias, MD contributed to this story about the use of immunotherapy drugs in combination with chemotherapy as a new treatment for advanced stage lung cancer patients. – Seacoast Sunday/Fosters
  •          April 22 – Breast biopsy in 3D” – this feature story describes the new and advanced 3D breast biopsy technology now being used at Exeter Hospital, and includes quotes from Jonathan Vaccaro, MD and Paula Lariviere, RTR, M, MR. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          October 22 – Breast cancer surgery without scars” – a feature story about Dr. Rebecca Kwait and Dr. Kimberly Marble, who have become the first physician team in the state to become certified in the Hidden Scar procedure that minimizes scarring in breast cancer surgery. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •          July 23 –Lift purchase” – Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care recently purchased a lift to assist disabled or weak patients onto the table for radiation treatment. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters
  •         May 22 – Kites Against Cancer held on Hampton Beach” – The ninth annual Kites Against Cancer event was held on May 21, raising money for The Beyond the Rainbow Fund to benefit Exeter Hospital cancer patients in need. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters

February 23 - Dr. Rebecca Kwait Joins Core General Surgery - Seacoast Newspaper/Fosters

October 22 -  - Breast Cancer Surgery Without Scars - Seacoast Newspaper/Fosters

December 14 - - Trick or Treat Trot/Cancer Walk nets $38,000 for Cancer.  Seacoast Newspaper/Fosters

January 17 – “Two drugs approved for lung cancer patients” – YongLi Ji, MD contributed to this article about immunotherapy as a new option for some lung cancer patients – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters

November 15 – “Earlier lung cancer screenings are beneficial” – Yongli Ji, MD contributed to this story about lung cancer screenings and treatment. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters

November 9 – “National spotlight for local cancer care” – Exeter Hospital’s innovative, one day breast cancer treatment – intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) – was recently highlighted by Dr. Proulx at a national meeting of radiation oncologists. – Seacoast Newspapers

October 21 – “Long-term data supports Xoft system for early-stage breast, nonmelanoma skin cancer” – Gary Proulx, MD presented on Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting on October 18-21. – Imaging Technology News

October 11 - “A survivor story” – This feature story was about Maureen Barrows, a well-known community member who has been receiving treatment at Exeter Hospital Center for Cancer Care for 22 years. The story includes quotes from Gary Proulx, MD. – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters

August 23 – “Exeter’s linear accelerator is ‘revolutionary’ for cancer treatment” –Union Leader’s Medical Journal

May 31 – “Kites Against Cancer raises $13,000 for cancer patients” – Seacoast Newspapers/Fosters

April 30 – “Oral, head and neck cancer on the rise from viruses” – by-lined by Taraneh Azar, MD – Union Leader

March 22 – “Head and neck cancers best treated early.” – Greg Danielson, MD and patient’s spouse, CJ Cogswell – Seacoast Newspapers

March 22 – “Biosimilars offer new treatments, lower costs.” – Kristin Lee, MD and Aleksandra McLeod, MD – Seacoast Newspapers

February 15 – “A better way to treat breast cancer patients” – Feature story with Kim Marble, MD, Diane Palladino, MD and patient Kristina Vigeant – Seacoast Sunday

February 1, 2015 – “Bill to stop teens from tanning” – Gary Proulx, MD – Seacoast Sunday

January 30, 2015 – “New director for medical oncology” – Aleksandra McLeod, MD – Seacoast Newspapers

January 26, 2015 – “New linear accelerator at Exeter Hospital” – Fosters

January 9, 2015 - New Machine Improves Rediation Therapy at Exeter Hospital , Seacoast-online

November 21, 2014 – “A decade later: Glynn still shooting for a cure in breast cancer fight” – Hampton Union

November 9, 2014 – “No safe levels of secondhand smoke” – Gary Proulx, MD – Seacoast Sunday

November 3, 2014 – “Cancer survivor holds fitness day: seventh annual Kathy for a Cure” – Seacoast Newspapers

October 26, 2014 – “Many options for breast reconstruction” – Kimberly Marble, MD and Denise Smith, PA-C – Seacoast Sunday

October 26, 2014“Doctors better able to focus on tumors, avoid healthy cells” – Gary Proulx, MD – Seacoast Sunday

October 23, 2014 – “Intraoperative radiation done with one dose” – Gary Proulx, MD (by-lined) – Union Leader

October 12, 2014 – “Metastatic cancer treatments extending life” – Gary Proulx, MD and Diane Palladino, MD – Seacoast Sunday

October 12, 2014 – “Exeter combines high-tech treatment with old fashioned care” – Gary Proulx, MD, Diane Palladino, MD and Cheryl Bougie, RN – Seacoast Sunday

October 5, 2014 – “Trick or Treat Trot to benefit cancer patients” – Seacoast Sunday

August 10, 2014 – “Exeter Hospital’s breast cancer breakthrough technology” – Gary Proulx, MD and Diane Palladino, MD – Seacoast Sunday

June 22, 2014 – “Medicine making great progress fighting blood disorders” – Sonali Shah, MD –Seacoast Sunday

June 8, 2014 – “A range of options to treat prostate problems” – Cullen Jumper, MD, Steven Kahan, MD and Gary Proulx, MD – Seacoast Sunday

April 22, 2014 – “Fighting back – Man uses tragedy to help others” – Peter Ihm, MD – Exeter News-Letter and Portsmouth Herald