Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

A Win For Heroes

9/11 Bill Passes the Senate. ℘℘℘ New Yorkers were sweating through a brutal heat wave at the end of July 2019 when grim news began circulating, from Briggs Avenue in the Bronx and East 111th Street in Harlem to the quieter suburbs of Westchester County and the historically Irish enclaves in Long Island and theRead more..

Patrick Boland

Dr. Paddy Boland is a full-time, senior member of the Orthopedic Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he specializes in the management of malignant and benign tumors of the bones, including those of the spine and pelvis, and in soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities. He also has special trainingRead more..

New Cancer Drug May Skip Ireland

A groundbreaking new melanoma treatment is being rolled out to patients in the U.K., but may never reach those in Ireland. The National Pharmacoeconomics Centre (NCPE), an independent medicine cost advisory board, has recommended that the HSE does not make the Opdivo drug available through the public system due to uncertainty about its financial sustainability. Research has provenRead more..

Rowing Back to Life

Survivors of breast cancer join together to paddle dragon boats for fun, physical well-being and good old fashioned competition. They come out of the drizzly mist of a very early Saturday morning headed for Flushing Bay, Queens, carrying paddles and life jackets, dressed for action. The Empire Dragon Boat Team – 42 women ranging in age fromRead more..

Serious Fun

Barretstown, a specially designed camp in Kildare, Ireland, provides therapeutic recreation programs for children with serious illnesses and their families. Founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1994, and modeled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, the camp serves children from Ireland, Britain and throughout Europe. Patricia Harty talks toRead more..

Fundraiser for
Irish Breast Cancer

The New York dinner for the International Breast Cancer Foundation for Ireland was held at the Metropolitan Club in New York on April 25. The foundation sponsors post-graduate specialist studies for Irish doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. Funds from the dinner will also refurbish a family room at the national radiationRead more..