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2009-02-19 11:36:00

INDIANAPOLIS, LOS ANGELES, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of people surviving a cancer diagnosis may benefit from a new program being introduced today by a collaboration of health care providers, patient advocates, health benefit insurers and a biotechnology company. Journey Forward ( www.JourneyForward.org ), which is launching as a pilot program in California, Colorado, Maine, Nevada and New Hampshire, promotes physician and...

2009-01-26 07:00:00

Agency will also support the LIVESTRONG(TM) Global Cancer Summit to take place Summer 2009 in Europe AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), a leading nonprofit organization providing resources and support for people affected by cancer, announced today that it has selected Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) as its global communications partner in the fight against cancer. Ogilvy PR will work with the LAF to support the expansion of the...

2009-01-22 11:42:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the comprehensive continuum of resources available to cancer patients and their caregivers -- from prevention to education, patient care to advocacy and financial support --Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer(TM) initiative has expanded its charitable partners to now include the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Patient Advocate Foundation, Prevent Cancer Foundation and The Wellness...

2008-12-09 10:22:00

New World Cancer Report Released by IARC; U.S. Groups List Six Critical Steps the New U.S. Administration Can Take ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the recent good news that cancer incidence and death rates for men and women in the United States continue to decline, cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in the year 2010, and low- and middle-income countries will feel the impact of higher cancer incidence and death rates more sharply than...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

Today the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) awarded nearly $1 million in grants to eight community-based programs across the U.S. The 2008 grantees are HopeLab (Redwood City, CA); Hartford Hospital (Hartford, CT); Emory University (Atlanta, GA); Nebraska Methodist Hospital Foundation (Omaha, NE); Cancer Services of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM); New York Legal Assistance Group (New York, NY); Community Media Productions, Inc. (Yellow Springs, OH); and the Nurse Oncology Education Program...

2008-11-11 06:00:21

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center was accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) certification, recognizing the organization's commitment to the health of their employees and family members by certifying their efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines. William C. Weldon, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson chairs the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, the nonprofit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs that...

2008-10-30 15:00:39

The Lance Armstrong Foundation's LIVESTRONG(TM) Young Adult Alliance will host the nation's largest conference on adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer, "This time it's personal - Using our collective experiences to advance young adult oncology," at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, Nov. 12-14, 2008. Doug Ulman, President and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and three-time cancer survivor, and Eric Shanteau, Olympic swimmer and testicular cancer survivor, will give a joint...

2008-10-08 12:00:37

Texas Children's Cancer Center today launched Passport for Care, an innovative Web-based application that provides childhood cancer survivors and their physicians with immediate access to a survivor's diagnosis and treatment history. Passport for Care provides detailed, individualized health care recommendations based on the most up-to-date national survivorship care guidelines. Passport for Care inventor and Texas Children's Cancer Center director Dr. David Poplack said the Web-based...

2008-10-06 18:00:36

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is proud to announce that its founder and chairman, Lance Armstrong, is the 2008 recipient of the American Association of Cancer Institutes' (AACI) Public Service and Advocacy Award. AACI will present the award to Armstrong on Mon., Oct. 6 in Chicago, IL, at its annual meeting. Armstrong is being honored for his efforts in support of cancer survivors and the nation's cancer centers. Senator Edward Kennedy will be similarly honored for his support of...

2008-10-01 09:00:48

Today, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the world's pre-eminent cancer research organization which leads the National Cancer Program and the U.S. effort to reduce the burden of cancer, was accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) certification. NCI joins twenty six other organizations, including two NCI-designated Cancer Centers, that have achieved Gold Standard accreditation, recognizing their efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care...


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