Cancer News, Friday July 18, 2008



Friday.

For us Monday through Friday folks this is a beautiful thing.

Hope your weekend is great!

Here’s some info on a great UK cancer organization:

The Teenage Cancer Trust

“Focusing on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer, leukemia, Hodgkin’s and related diseases.

TCT’s top priority is building units in NHS hospitals specifically for teenagers with cancer. As well as superior medical facilities, these units are equipped with day rooms, kitchens and chill-out rooms where teenagers can relax and feel at home or have friends and family to visit in a comfortable environment. There are computers with internet access, pool tables, play stations, satellite TV, musical instruments, and other things teenagers might like to occupy their time with, or share with friends. Most importantly, the units provide an environment where teenagers can meet others in a similar situation and allow patients to build friendships and mechanisms to cope with their disease.”

Teenage Cancer Trust Annual Bandanna Campaign:

Many teenagers undergoing treatment for cancer will lose their hair and bandannas are often their chosen headgear. The bandanna has become a symbol of Teenage Cancer Trust. TCT has held auctions in previous years featuring one-off bandanna designs created by top fashion designers to raise funds for the charity. Designers include Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Chloe, Sir Paul Smith and many more

Check this Out!

The Who & Friends: Concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust (June 2008)

Publisher’s Description Description: Shot in HD in the fall of 2007, this energizing concert features an incredible line up of classic and modern rock performances. Since 2002 Roger Daltrey, a patron of the Teen Cancer Trust, has been masterminding these annual week-long concerts at The Royal Albert Hall in London, and they have fast become one of the most anticipated events of the British Music calendar.

Dedicated to improving the lives of teens with cancer, TCT charities build special teen units and support groups in UK hospitals to boost survival rates.

Cancer In The News:

ScienceDaily, July 18, 2008. Breast Self-Exams Do Not Appear to Reduce Cancer Deaths. “It is a staple of women’s health advice and visits to the OB/GYN: the monthly breast self-exam to check for lumps or other changes that might signal breast cancer. However, a review of recent studies says there is no evidence that self-exams actually reduce breast cancer deaths. Instead the practice may be doing more harm than good…”

Telegraph-Journal, July 17, 2008. Canada Ranks High For Cancer Survival. “Canada consistently ranks near the top in a worldwide estimate of five-year survival rates for cancer patients, according to an international study, which found huge variations from country to country and even within some nations’ borders.”

ScienceDaily, July 17, 2008. TG2 Identified As Potential Therapeutic Target in Chemo-Resistant Ovarian Cancer. “Scientists from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found overexpression of tissue type transglutaminase (TG2) in ovarian cancer is associated with increased tumor cell growth and adhesion, resistance to chemotherapy and lower overall survival rates. When researchers targeted and silenced TG2 in animal models, cancer progression was reversed, suggesting the protein may also provide a novel therapeutic approach for late-stage ovarian cancer.”

Battling Books :

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer by Robert J. Marckini (June, 2008)

Time to Pre-order your copy of the upcoming book by Kris Carr, the author of Crazy, Sexy, Cancer Tips.

Crazy, Sexy, Cancer Survivor is coming out in September!!

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