Framingham Online News

2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser to benefit One Mission at The Tavern

May 23, 2013 (3:21 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff
The Tavern, Framingham, MA

The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will host a fundraiser to support "One Mission", a MA based pediatric cancer charity.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend, on Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th, The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser (Party!!!) to benefit One Mission.

"One Mission" is a Massachusetts based charity and serves the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families living in the greater New England area.

There will be 24 lager casks available, and tickets are being sold each of the (3) two and a half hour "sessions".

Tickets are $10 ahead of time or ...[read more]

Boston 3-Day for the Cure Starts at Farm Pond in Framingham, Friday July 22, 2011

July 11, 2011 (12:36 am EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by Randy Harris
Dr. Sheri Phillips, Cancer Survivor in (2010) 3-day Walk for the Cure

Dr. Sheri Phillips, National Spokesperson for the ''3-Day for the Cure'' organization, shown here during a 2010 walk.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk to fund breast cancer research and support local community education, screening and treatment programs.

This year (2011) the Boston 3-Day is July 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and the Opening Ceremony and starting point for the Boston walk is again at Farm Pond in Framingham!

The Boston 3-Day begins Friday morning, July 22, 2011.  Crew members should arrive at 4:00 a.m., walkers should arrive between 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., and the Opening Ceremony, which begins with community stretching is at 6:30 a.m.

I had a chance to speak with Dr. Sheri Phillips, this year's National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organization.

At the start of the interview, I said "I'll ask some questions, and if any are too personal, or you prefer not to answer, or want me to leave anything out -- let me know."

Sheri, the Homewood, Illinois mother of two teenage daughters, and a practicing physician for the past 18 years who is now a 2-year survivor of breast cancer said, "None of it is too personal.  Information is power. It's important to get as much information as possible out to others and raise awareness not only with those who ...[read more]

Bruins Tickets Raffle to Support Framingham Boy's Battle with Cancer

May 31, 2011 (1:02 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Tramiris Anthony is a 9 year old boy from Framingham, MA. He has always been a healthy, happy and athletic child, enjoying sports, videogames and, of course, playing with his friends.

In early April, just three months after his ninth birthday, Tramiris wasn't feeling well -- he awoke one night with severe dizziness and vomiting, symptoms which continued over the next few days.

Doctors suspected a virus, but when his nausea persisted over the following weeks he was ordered to undergo an MRI, revealing a tumor in his cerebellum.

After surgery at Children's Hospital in ...[read more]

Clinical Trials at Metrowest Medical Center

February 10, 2006 (11:07 pm EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The final phase of drug or medical therapy testing usually involves "clinical trials" -- testing on human beings who volunteer to participate.

The U.S. National Institute of Health closely monitors these trials and publishes information about such programs on their website.

Metrowest Medical Center, (the former "Framingham Union Hospital"), hosts several cancer related trials. A recent search of the site found several trials which are currently recruiting subjects for studies ranging from "observational" (no therapy or drug is administered, subjects are examined or monitored in hopes of discovering new information about a particular medical study), to clinical trials for as-yet (FDA) unapproved therapies or medicines.

If you are interested in participating, it is suggested that you first visit the website and review the criteria for participants, then consult your doctor before contacting the recruiter for a particular trial.

Below is a list of some of the trials which are currently recruiting in Framingham:

Radiation Therapy With or Without Optional
Tamoxifen in Treating Women With Ductal
Carcinoma in Situ

Contact: Teresa A. Van Buren, MD 508-383-1260
(Trial ID#: NCT00003857)

Radiation Therapy in Preventing CNS Metastases
in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Contact: Allison H. Sacher, MD 508-383-1000
(Trial ID#: NCT00048997)

Anastrozole Compared With Tamoxifen After
Lumpectomy in Treating Postmenopausal Women
With Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Contact: Madhavi L. Venigalla, MD 508-383-1000
(Trial ID#: NCT00053898)

Radiation Therapy With Either Capecitabine or
Fluorouracil Before Surgery in Treating Patients
With Resectable Rectal Cancer

Contact: Madhavi L. Venigalla, MD 508-383-1000
(Trial ID#: NCT00058474)

Suppression of Ovarian Function Plus Either Tamoxifen or
Exemestane Compared With Tamoxifen Alone in Treating
Premenopausal Women With Hormone-Responsive Breast Cancer

Contact: Madhavi L. Venigalla, MD 508-383-1000
(Trial ID#: NCT00066690)

Comparison of Combination Chemotherapy Regimens
With or Without Cetuximab in Treating Patients Who
Have Undergone Surgery For Stage III Colon Cancer

Contact: Madhavi L. Venigalla, MD 508-383-1000
(Trial ID#: NCT00079274)

Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Women Who Have
Undergone Surgery for Node-Positive Breast Cancer

Contact: Madhavi L. Venigalla, MD 508-383-1000
(Trial ID#: NCT00093795)

Docetaxel and Prednisone With or Without Bevacizumab
in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer That Did Not
Respond to Hormone Therapy

Contact: John G. Krikorian 508-383-1000
(Trial ID#: NCT00110214)

For more information visit:


A Cheer for Alex

March 6, 2005 (5:25 pm EST)
Filed under: Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland

Fundraiser for Cameron Middles School Student

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A fundraiser is being held for Alex Gomes, a Cameron Middle School student fighting Cancer.

The event will be held Sunday, April 3, Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Tickets are $10 each for a Pasta Dinner Buffet, DJ, Raffles and Silent Auction.

Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or donating raffle items can contact Faith Guarino 508-788-6941.