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2012-09-06 14:22:01

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 6 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation has teamed up with great sponsors including VMware, Lumber Liquidators, and Avaya to bring the second annual Canary Challenge on September 29, 2012, back to Palo Alto, California. The event is held to raise funds for cancer research and innovative supportive care programs at the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI). Unlike other charity rides, the Canary Challenge ensures that 100% of all donations are directed to the...

2012-08-22 10:25:05

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation announces that it has received two contributions positioned to advance areas important to its mission to develop cancer early detection tests. The first is a gift for $7.5 million from the William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation to support a faculty position focused on clinical trials at the Canary Center at Stanford. The management of the clinical trial process is a growing need at the center with requirements ranging...

2011-12-13 06:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual Cancer Early Detection Series at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, CA on Tuesday, February 7th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This luncheon event will feature author Susan Conley, a breast cancer survivor. Susan wrote The Foremost Good Fortune, which chronicles her family's move to Beijing, a cross-cultural odyssey through modern China, and her subsequent experience with breast cancer. Canary...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation's Canary Prostate Team has been awarded two Department of Defense (DOD) grants issued by the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). Totaling $2.25 million, these grants will help fund prostate cancer research led by Peter Carroll, MD, Ziding Feng, PhD, and James Brooks, MD. Dr. Carroll of The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has received the DOD Prostate Cancer Research...

2011-06-03 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three hundred and forty-four riders participated in the first annual Canary Century bike event on May 28, 2011 and raised funds for cancer research and innovative supportive care programs at the Stanford Cancer Center (SCC). Unlike other charity rides, the Canary Century ensures that one-hundred percent of all donations are directed to the event beneficiary, the SCC. The event was produced by Canary Foundation, a non-profit...

2011-02-01 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation, a non-profit organization leading efforts in the early detection of cancer, announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director. Ms. Ronica Sanders Smucker was selected following an extensive and thorough executive search process. "Canary has had six successful years in driving to deliver early detection cancer tests to market," says Don Listwin, Canary Foundation's Founder. "Now, it's time to take our...

2011-01-10 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation has teamed up with Cervelo, a high-end cycling company out of Toronto, Ontario, to raise funds for cancer early detection research through the 2011 Canary Century cycling event. The 2011 Canary Century -- to be held on May 28, 2011 immediately following the Tour of California -- will specifically benefit the Stanford Cancer Center in Stanford, California. Don Listwin, Founder of Canary Foundation, says of the...

2010-10-20 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation researchers at Stanford University received the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) Biomarker Development Laboratory (BDL) Grant. This award came at the same time as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an eIND for Canary Foundation research in the testing of molecular imaging agents for lung cancer. These announcements are monumental for Canary Foundation, as the...

2010-02-02 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation announces its first researcher, Nicole Urban, Sc.D., and collaborators are awarded 5 years of renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Pacific Ovarian Cancer Research Consortium (POCRC) Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE). The SPORE grant will allow Dr. Urban and fellow researchers to continue work in locating tumor markers and developing blood tests to identify and assess...

2010-01-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation has engaged in six new partnerships in prostate, never-smoker lung, and ovarian cancer research. The partnerships highlight Canary's commitment to collaboration and innovation in the hope of identifying and isolating cancer at its earliest, most curable stage. In prostate cancer research, the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) P.I. Dr. Raymond Lance has become a partner in the Prostate Active Surveillance Study...