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2010-04-22 09:10:00

LORAIN, Ohio, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sneakers, sleeping bags and cancer education? It must be the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, an 18- to 24-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and services. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/relay-for-life/43644/ Relay For Life will be held at Brookside's Sevits Stadium, 1824 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, OH...

2010-02-09 10:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has accepted an invitation to join the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a multidisciplinary organization administered by the American College of Surgeons dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality of cancer through education, standards setting, and the monitoring of quality of care. The CoC has invited NCCS, a key patient advocacy organization, to join with its members' efforts to...

2010-01-25 11:45:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Life Beyond Cancer Foundation is proud to announce that Robert (Bob) A. Ingram, general partner at Hatteras Venture Partners and former CEO/Chairman of GlaxoWellcome, has joined its Board of Directors. The Life Beyond Cancer Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the unmet needs of cancer patients across America by helping them with financial and emotional support and by funding educational programs in conjunction with established community...

2010-01-19 12:33:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Oncology Foundation announced today that it is changing its name to the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation. This new name better captures the essence of hope that the organization aspires to provide to cancer patients and their families. The Foundation's mission is to enhance cancer care in local communities by removing barriers to prevention, education, early detection, treatment and survivorship. Cancer prevention and awareness, financial...

2009-12-08 10:05:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Oncology Foundation is asking for year-end donations to help cancer patients with financial assistance to keep roofs over their heads and food on the table for their families. The US Oncology Foundation, soon to be named the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation, is dedicated to providing cancer patients and their families with financial assistance for everyday living expenses including mortgages and rent, utility bills, car payments, gas, food...

2009-11-30 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Amoena USA Corporation, the worldwide leader of post-surgery breast care products, is sponsoring the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Cruise. In 2010, for the first time, Amoena will honor survivors and the people who helped them through their recovery by awarding a cabin for the one with the most inspirational story to tell. As part of the contest, Amoena wants to hear about young mothers who bravely endured treatments; women who, despite their...

2009-11-24 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A FOX Thanksgiving Day television special called "Kaleidoscope" presented by sanofi-aventis U.S. reminds viewers that the holidays are a time to be grateful for many developments in the battle against cancer and for all those who fight that battle each day as survivors, caregivers, and advocates. The 90 minute special will feature the historic return to the ice of cancer survivors Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill and a moving number from Olivia...

2009-11-04 13:27:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "Feel. Create. Share the hope." With these words, Lilly USA, LLC, and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) kick off the 2010 Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition. The biennial competition invites residents of the United States and Puerto Rico who have been touched by cancer - patients, family members, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers - to express, through art and...

2009-10-26 14:38:00

Personalized care targets unique needs of survivors CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast cancer. A diagnosis of those two words elicits an array of emotions ranging from fear and anger, to confusion and uncertainty. To cope, women often look to family, friends and survivors for support, forming a network of people to help guide them through their diagnosis and treatment. As treatment begins, the plan seems clear. Separate stages of therapy are compartmentalized, helping the...

2009-10-05 13:57:00

Adults who survived childhood cancer return to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to celebrate victory over disease, mark clinic's 25th anniversary MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Treatment advances in recent decades mean that the ranks of childhood cancer survivors have swelled to about 325,000 individuals nationwide. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has led the field in developing major research programs that follow survivors' progress for decades after their...