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2014-04-08 23:01:57

As part of this year’s National Volunteer Week, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF)- Ontario Region is happy to announce our 7th Annual Community Celebration Volunteer Award winners. The awards recognize an outstanding group of community volunteers, for the contribution that they have made towards creating a future without breast cancer. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 As part of this year’s National Volunteer Week, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) - Ontario Region...

2014-04-08 12:31:36

Community Leaders throughout the North Bay Area Assemble to Join LLS in the Fight against Blood Cancers SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter is launching its 2014 North Bay Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) fundraising campaign, enlisting influential and compassionate community leaders as candidates competing to raise funds for blood cancer research and cures. In its second year, the North...

2014-04-08 12:07:17

-NRAS is one of the most studied cancer-related genes. -This study found that the gene produces five variants, not just one form as thought. -The finding might help improve drugs for cancers that involve NRAS. A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the one original form, as thought. The study of the NRAS gene by researchers at The Ohio...

2014-04-08 08:31:39

OICR's catalyst grant enables WaveCheck to open first partner site at MD Anderson Cancer Center in May TORONTO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - People with breast cancer are a step closer to knowing if their tumour is responding to chemotherapy at the start of treatment, thanks to a $100,000 catalyst grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). The funding builds upon MaRS Innovation's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for WaveCheck, which successfully raised over...

2014-04-08 00:22:15

Research efforts will investigate approaches to develop novel immune therapies for HPV-associated cancers SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a research team dedicated to HPV-related cancers during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. The HPV and Anal Cancer...

2014-04-08 00:21:50

Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust Is Contributing to Support Team SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), The Lustgarten Foundation, and the Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a Dream Team dedicated to pancreatic cancer research during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. Elizabeth M....

2014-04-07 16:25:44

Largest-ever gift to the Hutch promises to save lives by broadening the application of immunotherapy to lung, ovarian, pancreatic and colon cancers SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for new cancer cures -- and the patients who stand to benefit from them -- got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single...

2014-04-07 16:24:11

Runners raise funds and awareness for brain tumor patients and clinical research CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adam Crothers is a runner. He started running as a kid and eventually ran his way right into DePaul University, where he competed as a sprinter and jumper. Then about a year ago, Crothers got some news that changed his life. After trying to get relief from what was thought to be a persistent sinus infection, Crothers had a MRI and was diagnosed with a...

2014-04-07 16:05:15

Researchers studying a rare, always fatal brain tumor in children have found several molecular alterations that drive the cancer, according to a new study from scientists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and McGill University. The findings identify potential new targets for drug treatments. The new research could help physicians choose targeted agents with a better chance of combating pediatric high-grade astrocytomas, which are extremely difficult to...

2014-04-07 12:34:16

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 250 breast cancer survivors will gather Saturday, May 10(th) for the 12th annual Shirley Mae Run & Michael J. Walk benefiting the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund and the Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund. The event will kick off with an unforgettable breast cancer survivors' wave and bell ringing celebration, led by Shirley Mae Goldberg, on the balcony of Fin Restaurant at the Tropicana Casino &...