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2010-10-21 13:58:00

BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people are wearing bald caps on Friday, October 22 in nationwide cancer fund-raiser Be Bold, Be Bald! Participants are going about their daily activities while honoring cancer patients and raising much-needed funds for research. Most participants have a very personal experience with this dreaded disease and are wearing the bald cap to show their support for a family member, friend or co-worker. Each participant raises money by getting sponsored...

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...

2010-10-01 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...

2010-08-26 07:25:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, bankers, traders, advisors and analysts move rivalries from conference rooms and trading floors to the athletic arena as registration opens for The Decathlon - an athletic competition crowning "Wall Street's Best Athlete." Competitors from the world of high finance will converge on New York City on Sunday, October 10th to compete in 10 athletic events testing speed, power, endurance, and agility, while raising money to benefit LIVESTRONG...

2010-06-30 13:00:00

BOSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Small Army for a Cause, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising money to fight cancer in bold new ways, today announced the date for their second annual Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising effort -- a day when participants are sponsored to wear a bald cap to raise money for cancer charities. On October 22, 2010, anyone across the U.S. who wants to show their support and raise much-needed funds can "Be Bold, Be Bald." Whether participants wear a bald cap...

2010-06-05 14:00:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Eminent leaders and thinkers in the cancer community came together yesterday at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting for a first-of-its-kind roundtable event. The session, sponsored by Amgen and its Breakaway from Cancer® initiative, was designed to highlight potential areas for improvement throughout the spectrum of cancer care, and inspire action by establishing several calls-to-action for the cancer...

2010-06-03 15:26:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Patent Office issued Patent No. 7,711,580, A System and Method for Matching Patients With Clinical Trials, to EmergingMed on May 4, 2010. The patent covers a system and method for matching patients with clinical trials and particular trial sites, prequalifying patients for clinical trials and trial sites, and providing information to patients to allow them to inform themselves about available clinical trials and trial sites. "The growth of...

2010-05-11 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, LOS ANGELES, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients and doctors are finally getting on the same page about cancer survivorship, thanks to a free new tool that can benefit anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Journey Forward (www.JourneyForward.org), has released a new computer-based tool that enables anyone diagnosed with any type of cancer to have their medical history, cancer treatment summary and a post-treatment survivorship...

2010-05-04 14:19:00

PAF Selected as Charitable Partner for National Initiative as Part of 2010 Amgen Tour of California Cycling Competition NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization that provides professional case management services to tens of thousands of patients every year who are unable to obtain access to care because of financial or insurance denials - is pleased to partner with Breakaway from Cancer, a national...


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