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Graduate School of Education student Nancy Farber said she wants to form a group to give students a comfortable setting in which to discuss their feelings and concerns about the disease. Talking with others who have a friend or relative suffering from the disease would give these individuals "some kind of an outlet," she said. "We want a place where people can learn about cancer and understand what their friend or relative is going through," Farber said. "We want to ease the burden a bit, and hopefully make it easier." Nursing graduate student Fran Walker will work with Farber on the project. Farber emphasized that Walker's nursing background and her own background in counseling will enable them to address both the emotional and physiological effects of cancer on patients and their loved ones. -- Scott Calvert

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