Friday Cancer News, May 16, 2008



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CURE: The Infinite Power of One.

Your $1 has the infinite power to change the face of cancer.

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“What if you had the power to make a difference for someone facing cancer? What if you could help speed progress on life-saving treatments and protocols? What if you could help prevent millions from ever experiencing cancer in the first place?

By donating just $1, you can help accelerate cures for cancer. The Cancer Research Alliance brings 12 of the best cancer centers in the world together to raise much needed funding for research that can change the face of cancer forever. We will give your donation infinite power by adding it to all the other dollars we generate. This money will then be used to speed progress on treatments that are less invasive, more targeted and more powerful.”

Help us make this time of year, between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, a time of hope for families everywhere. Because change starts right here with the infinite power of you.”

The ACS CAN Fight Back Express! ” In 2008, the ACS CAN Bus will travel across the country, stopping in hundreds of communities to build the movement to make cancer issues a national priority. ACS CAN will bring the stories of cancer patients, survivors and friends to the presidential candidates to make cancer a priority issue in their administration. The ACS CAN, is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy partner of the American Cancer Society. Join the fight, by purchasing miles!

Fight Back Express
In May 2008, leading right up to the presidential election, The ACS CAN Fight Back Express will hit the road to highlight cancer issues for candidates.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. May 22, 2008

“Thursday 22 May is the official date of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2008, but you can host a morning tea anytime in May in your office, home, school or community centre to raise money for cancer research, education and support services.” This even is sponsored by The Cancer Council Australia.

Cancer Headline News for the Week:

The Washington Post, May 14, 2008. The Less the Education, the Higher the Risk of Dying Early. “Socioeconomic disparity in mortality is pervasive, and it continues to increase,” said Ahmedin Jemal, an epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society who lead the study.

ScienceDaily, May 14, 2008. Chemical Compound Prevents Cancer in Lab. “While researching new ways to stop the progression of cancer, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, have discovered a compound that has shown to prevent cancer in the laboratory. The compound was effective against 12 types of cancer.”

Reuters, May 13, 2008. Researchers Find Smoking-Lung Cancer Culprit. “Lung cells exposed to cigarette smoke produce less of the protein, called FANCD2, the team at Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute reported.”


CBS Evening News, May 13, 2008. Finding Cancer That Mammograms Miss. In a study of ” about 2,809 women with dense tissue and other risk factors, mammography alone found only half of the cancers. Mammography with ultrasound spotted 78 percent. ”

Reuters UK, May 12, 2008. Glaxo tests Tykerb vs Herceptin in Early Cancer. “GlaxoSmithKline said on Monday it had initiated a Phase III clinical study comparing its drug Tykerb against Herceptin in the treatment of early breast cancer.

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