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2010-10-22 12:02:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering weekly research-based tip sheets regarding breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and survivorship. Today's tip sheet, the fourth and final in the series, is "10 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors" provided by Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., director...

2010-10-20 17:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen announced today the launch of the Breakaway from Cancer® initiative's "Striking the Balance" podcast series. The series presents the best moments from a dynamic, first-of-its-kind roundtable event held with Amgen's four nonprofit Breakaway from Cancer partner organizations at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. The podcast series aims to highlight potential areas for improvement...

2010-10-20 18:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Following her lung cancer diagnosis, a woman who had spent nearly 30 years in nursing felt as if her life had been "cut up, rearranged and become a different picture." An amateur artist, Annette Zalewski, of Peoria, Ariz., sought to express her cancer journey on canvas by using a cut-up painting technique for the first time. Her mixed media entry, "Wild Water," took first prize among the more than 600 submissions to the fourth biennial Oncology On...

2010-10-14 14:57:46

An article published in the Ffall 2010 issue of CR, the AACR's magazine for cancer survivors and their families and caregivers, details the immense challenges faced by those who suffer with cancer and lack the necessary resources for proper treatment and care "” the homeless. CR magazine contributing writer Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., who is an associate professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, took to the streets over the last year to offer a glimpse into the lives of...

2010-10-12 17:56:11

Many cancer survivors experience changes in sexual function that leave them feeling guilty and a longing for intimacy, Australian researchers told at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan, Italy. The researchers say that these sexuality and fertility concerns are often not adequately addressed by doctors. Professor Bogda Koczwara from Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide said that fertility concerns among cancer survivors was a growing problem, due to a...

2010-10-04 14:45:05

Nonwhite women reported receiving less social support than white women after cancer treatment, according to data presented at the Third AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010. "This is an important finding when designing and promoting social support resources for female cancer survivors to better include cancer survivors of color," said study author Jennifer M. Jabson, M.P.H., Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of community...

2010-10-01 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the GW Cancer Institute (GWCI) were recently awarded $4.25 million by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to establish a National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center. Work on the project will begin on September 30. "Collaboration is critical to effectively address the needs of the more than 11 million cancer survivors in the United States today. Through our partnership, the GW Cancer Institute and the...

2010-09-28 06:05:19

Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine are leading the way in treating and researching childhood cancer at the Texas Children's Cancer Center but the center has also become nationally known for its work in an increasingly important area of pediatric cancer "“ survivorship issues. "At the Texas Children's Cancer Center we recognize that health concerns for childhood cancer patients do not end when their cancer treatment is successfully completed," said Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, associate...

2010-09-17 11:43:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced that thousands of cancer survivors and caregivers will celebrate life, liberty and new beginnings with the ultimate symbol of freedom close by - the Statue of Liberty. This special event will take place on Sunday, September 26 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Liberty State Park, NJ. "The John Theurer Cancer Center provides extraordinary care beyond the medical center's...

2010-09-01 09:42:00

DALLAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CURE magazine, a free publication for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, has been named a finalist in this year's Trailblazer Awards hosted by PM360 magazine. The annual competition recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in healthcare marketing. CURE is now one of three publications vying for the title of Best Trailblazer "Consumer Healthcare Publication" Initiative--a brand new category created for this year's awards. Other finalists...