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Edith Sanford Breast Center receives $45,000 grant

Edith Sanford Breast Center is proud to announce a $45,000 grant, one of 23 recipients for the Avon-Pfizer Metastatic Breast Cancer Grants Program. Funding will support Sanford’s embrace survivorship program. The project granted a total of $1 million to organizations nationwide to support and educate more than 5,000 metastatic breast cancer patients, their caregivers and […]
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Hope and Hart launch Edith Sanford Breast Cancer

You know her as the energetic, confident, picture-perfect icon of “Entertainment Tonight.” But on August 17 at a special event in Sioux Falls, S.D., she stepped on stage personifying a new day in the fight against breast cancer. “Hello everybody. I’m Mary Hart. And this is my mother,” said the native South Dakotan, proudly holding […]
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Denny Sanford smiles and holds a framed photo of his mother, Edith Sanford.

Edith Sanford Breast Center announced

A Personal Journey At the age of four, philanthropist and Sanford Health namesake, T. Denny Sanford, lost his mother Edith to breast cancer. Today with a $100 million dollar gift from Mr. Sanford, we are honored to launch Edith Sanford Breast Cancer. This major expansion of Sanford Health’s medical research and clinical care will explore […]
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Research is key to patient care at Sanford Cancer

By participating in research studies, our physicians can provide cutting-edge treatments and advanced care to patients in our community. Many patients at Sanford Cancer have participated in National Cancer Institute (NCI) Treatment Trials since 1977. Today, Sanford Cancer, in partnership with the NCI, is one of 30 hospital-based community cancer centers leadingthe rapid delivery of […]
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Understanding chemotherapy

Sanford Children’s Pediatric Oncologists are here to provide the latest in chemotherapy while minimizing side-effects as much as possible. Our pediatric cancer nurses and child life specialists are here to support each child and their family before, during and after treatment. What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy (often just called “chemo”) refers to medications that kill actively […]
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Fertile Hope offers help to cancer patients with infertility

Patients who are diagnosed with cancer face many emotional and physical challenges including the possibility that treatments meant to save their life may impact fertility. For many young people, the thought of being sterile can be almost as devastating as the cancer diagnosis itself. To assist cancer patients in their reproductive years, several local physicians […]
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