As reported by ABC40, October 28, 2007.

Cancer Research Coming to Western Massachusetts

CHICOPEE, Mass. -- Elms College and the University of Connecticut Health Center will soon enter into a partnership that will introduce cancer research to Western Mass. Many of the people involved in the project got together in Longmeadow on Saturday evening at the Wally Weeks residence. Weeks, whose wife died of ovarian cancer, has been instrumental in putting the project together. Among those in attendance Saturday was Dr. Molly Brewer, the head of academics at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn. "We're interested mainly in cancer, cancer prevention, early detection. We're interested in educating patients, edycating physicians about how to detect these early, how to determine who's at risk. And then from the research end, what can we do to improve the current state of things," said Dr. Brewer. The formal announcement of the collaboration will be at a reception on November 8. Elms College students will start participating next spring. There will soon be screening programs in place in Western Mass.