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October 10, 2013

In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the second story in our series on women and cancer with a look at ovarian cancer. We’ll also give you a preview of the documentary Concussions: A New Way of Thinking and introduce you to a young entrepreneur who has made balloon art her business.


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In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the second story in our series on women and cancer with a look at ovarian cancer. We’ll also give you a preview of the documentary Concussions: A New Way of Thinking and introduce you to a young entrepreneur who has made balloon art her business.


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