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2014-03-05 23:30:46

Donations to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research in Honor of Song’s Namesake Cary, NC (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is excited to announce that it will receive $100,000 from the sales of international superstar Taylor Swift’s single “Ronan,” whose proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research. Swift’s donation will add to the more than $14 million The V Foundation has already awarded...

2014-03-05 23:03:44

Project Impact aims to fundamentally change the way new pediatric cancer therapies are developed and tested, through public policy and a funded research program. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today announced the launch of Project Impact: Driving Discovery to a Cure for Pediatric Brain Tumors, an integrated research and drug development program that seeks to confront the...

2014-03-05 16:26:22

Acclaimed surgical oncologist Carol Bier-Laning, MD, FASC, joins CTCA to lead comprehensive program for the treatment of head and neck cancer to offer surgical options for ear, nose and throat cancers CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has launched a comprehensive head and neck cancer program to serve patients with cancers of the oral cavity, throat, larynx, nasal cavity,...

2014-03-04 12:26:37

Doug Kammerer Chosen as First LUNGevity Hero WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LUNGevity Foundation announces the LUNGevity Heroes program, a monthly honor recognizing individuals or organizations whose advocacy or research is making a difference in the fight against lung cancer. The top cancer killer in the United States, lung cancer, can affect anyone, regardless of smoking history, gender, or ethnicity, but remains underfunded and overlooked. LUNGevity Heroes...

2014-03-03 23:22:56

Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute has earned QOPI® (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) Certification for its commitment to achieving excellence and ongoing quality improvement in its medical oncology, hematology and cell transplant programs. Allegheny is one of just nine cancer centers in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute has earned QOPI® (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative)...

2014-03-03 16:25:26

$250,000 to support immuno-oncology learning resources WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation is honored to announce a grant of $250,000 from Bristol-Myers Squibb for the development of educational materials on immuno-oncology. Progress in understanding lung cancer and treatment approaches has accelerated dramatically in the past several years after many slow decades. While no immunotherapeutic drugs are currently approved for lung cancer, this new area of...

2014-03-03 08:33:02

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network commends the National Cancer Institute (NCI), under the leadership of Harold E. Varmus, M.D., for issuing a report that takes important steps needed to make significant advances for one of our nation's deadliest cancers. The report is a result of the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, championed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ),...

2014-03-03 08:31:39

Shortage Could Impact Treatment of Most Chemotherapy Patients WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has released the results of its IV Fluid Shortage Survey. Sixty-six practices from across the country were surveyed. The results revealed: -- 85% of the practices surveyed have received warnings from multiple manufacturers and/or have been impacted by the shortage of IV fluids -- 44% of the practices surveyed have adjusted...

2014-02-28 23:31:58

Funds benefit more than three-dozen local and national non-profit organizations working to make an impact on the fight against cancer. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Today, Small Army for a Cause announced that they have awarded more than $120,000 in grants from the proceeds of their 2013 Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising event. Grants have been gifted to beneficiaries including Heaps of Hope ($15,500), The Jimmy Fund ($14,000), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ($8,000) and more than...

2014-02-28 23:29:50

Medical Illustrations Improve and Enhance Health Literacy Throughout the World Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Nucleus Medical Media, in an effort to support, improve, and enhance health literacy, has partnered with Dr. Tina St. John, author of “With Every Breath: A Lung Cancer Guidebook” to provide explanatory visuals to lung cancer patients and their families. Dr. St. John, whose husband passed away from lung cancer at a young age, created the Lung Cancer Guidebook to help...