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2013-03-20 23:04:55

New cancer survival guide explains with scientific evidence-based cancer information how to improve cancer survival, quality of life, and cancer prevention from Jeannine Walston. Developed over the last 15 years since her brain tumor cancer diagnosis, Jeannine helps cancer patients discover and apply the best cancer therapies and strategies. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 New cancer survival guide to improve quality of life, cancer survival, and cancer prevention has been released...

2013-01-30 08:30:26

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: ONVO) ("Organovo"), a creator and manufacturer of functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications, and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a national leader in translational oncology research, have formed a collaboration to develop more clinically predictive in vitro three dimensional cancer models which will ultimately advance...

2013-01-29 12:28:18

Online resource provides for critical unmet need in growing survivor community WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's largest lung cancer-focused organization, announces the launch today of its Survivor Resource Center to fill a growing need in the lung cancer community. As investments in research lead to progress in early detection and lung cancer treatments, more people are living longer and better with lung cancer than ever before. The...

2013-01-28 12:25:30

RYE, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death throughout the United States, today announced that its 2013 Colon Cancer Challenge in Central Park, New York City, will be held Sunday, April 7, 2013. The Colon Cancer Challenge® is the tri-state's premier colorectal cancer fundraising event designed to raise awareness and support for colorectal cancer research and...

2013-01-08 08:31:44

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --January is National Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Month and as part of this initiative, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling attention to the need for increased clinical trial participation to help improve patient outcomes for pancreatic cancer. Currently, few effective treatment options exist for patients. In 2012, nearly 44,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 37,000 died from the...

2013-01-07 14:54:23

Blueprint could help guide treatment for patients who have exhausted all other options Fox Chase Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is now offering patients with advanced cancer a cutting-edge clinical test that will provide them with a unique blueprint of their cancer genes. The new clinical test, known as CancerCode-45TM, evaluates an individual's tumor for genetic alterations in a select group of 45 genes and gives physicians the...

2013-01-03 12:25:07

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama made history in the fight against pancreatic cancer by signing the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act into law last night. The legislation, formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act, passed the U.S. Congress on December 21 after it was attached to the National Defense Authorization Act. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/LA79914LOGO) The landmark legislation...

Public Cancer Screening Rates Decline
2012-12-28 09:29:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study from the University of Miami´s Miller School of Medicine has revealed that rates of cancer screenings in the U.S. have decreased over the past ten years. According to the researchers, there is a wide range in the individuals who are choosing not to have preventive cancer screenings done. In particular, there are both white-collar and blue-collar employees who are part of this group who are declining screenings. The...

2012-12-27 20:20:18

By the National Cancer Institute Editor's Note: The following article is part of the monthly Lifelines education and awareness print series that the National Cancer Institute provides to African American news and information outlets BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood cancer is rare--children with cancer account for less than 1 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States. But did you know that cancer is the second leading cause of death (after...

2012-12-21 16:22:55

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, has passed Congress today as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and will now be sent to President Obama to sign into law. The legislation requires the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate its current efforts in studying pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and other recalcitrant cancers, and focus on ways to improve...