Boulder, Colorado is home to Cici, a pink poodle. Yes. Pink. Cici is regularly dyed with organic beet juice to encourage conversation about The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and hopefully donations for breast cancer research. Not everyone appreciates the pink poodle and Joy Douglas, Cici’s owner has a court date and apparently could be fined as much as $1,000.
The full article is available in the Denver Post, March 11, 2008, Boulder’s pink poodle owner preps for a legal fight.
Cici can be seen in all her pink glory on YouTube.
What is SEVENTYK ? The number of adolescents and young adults that are diagnosed with cancer each year. The SeventyK project is the personal project of Dr. Leonard K. Sender, a Young Adult and Adolescent cancer specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and the University of California, Irvine. The goal of SeventyK is to raise the awareness of this group, who may not have medical coverage and who often do not have access to clinical trials and the care they need. The survival rate for adolescents and young adults has not improved in two decades!
Sign the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Bill of Rights, an initiative to increase awareness and advocacy for the needs of this age group.
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2008, FDA PANEL BACKS CURBS ON ANEMIA DRUGS. Studies have linked the erythropoiesis stimulating drugs, Procrit, Epogen, and Aranesp, with “shortened survival times, faster tumor growth as well as a risk of blood clots, under certain circumstances.” The medication is given to boost red blood cell growth in cancer patients who develop post chemotherapy anemia.
FoxNews.com, March 13, 2008, Study Identifies Master Breast Cancer Gene. SATB1 has been identified as ” a ‘master regulator that alters the behavior of at least 1,000 genes within the breast tumor cells.” The hope is that this discovery will lead to drugs to treat metastasis.
Today is the last day of our book drawing. Comment to be entered in the random drawing. The winners will be contacted by email this evening.