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2011-08-18 06:50:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers have identified five inherited genetic variants that are strongly associated with aggressive, lethal prostate cancer. The discovery could ultimately lead to the development of a simple blood test that could be given upon diagnosis to determine which men should receive aggressive treatments versus a more conservative approach. A substantial number of men with indolent tumors "“ which have a low probability of progressing to clinically significant,...

2011-08-02 00:00:29

Be Bold, Be Bald! asks people to wear a bald cap on October 21 to honor cancer patients. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 If you see people donning bald caps on outdoor billboards, sides of trains and buses, and websites during the next few months, don't be surprised. They are helping to spread the word about Be Bold, Be Bald! and the courageous act they are doing to raise awareness and donations for cancer charities. On October 21, people across the country will be wearing bald caps to...

2011-07-08 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, with the help of advocates across the country, has successfully preserved critical funding for prostate cancer research. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL) offered an amendment on the House floor that was unanimously approved to transfer an additional $16 million to the $64 million originally stated for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). (Logo:...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation's Canary Prostate Team has been awarded two Department of Defense (DOD) grants issued by the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). Totaling $2.25 million, these grants will help fund prostate cancer research led by Peter Carroll, MD, Ziding Feng, PhD, and James Brooks, MD. Dr. Carroll of The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has received the DOD Prostate Cancer Research...

2011-06-15 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate a decade of saving lives, a charitable foundation has challenged ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer to double the number of men tested through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer, the only nationwide mobile prostate cancer testing program. Contributions from individuals and companies to the Double the Drive $1 Million Matching Campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million, and will be used to expand...

2011-06-14 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress is poised to ruin Father's Day for millions of men and their families by drastically cutting funding for prostate cancer research. Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $64 million in FY2012 for the Prostate Cancer Research Program as part of the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. This is a 20 percent reduction from the $80 million provided yearly since...

2011-06-07 00:00:31

National fundraiser unites cancer-related organizations of all sizes to honor cancer survivors while raising money to support each of their unique, yet important, missions. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Today, Small Army for a Cause opened an invitation to all cancer-related 501c3 organizations in good standing to benefit from its 3rd annual fundraiser, Be Bold, Be Bald! "“ a nationwide event on October 21, where participants wear a bald cap all day to honor cancer survivors and...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.