Happy Fourth of July to our readers from the States.
The Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation
60km that can change the world – July 25-27, 2008
“All over Alberta, The Weekend is helping breast cancer patients get the care they need to become breast cancer survivors. Money raised by a rapidly growing number of Walkers is funding advanced research that yields life-saving new treatments. Of course, a cure is the ultimate victory. But with every dollar we raise, with every person that gets a second chance at life, and with every step we take who shows we believe we can change the world, we are on The Road to Victory.”
“The Great City Race is upon London once more as the boys and girls from the City turn out to do some seriously competitive running. Breakthrough Breast Cancer is the official charity of the Great City Race 2008 and you can do even more to raise money for their worthy cause than paying your registration fee. Pick up a fundraising pack and see how much more you can do in the battle against breast cancer in the UK.”
The Great City Race, a 5K race, takes place at 7:15pm on Thursday 17th July 2008.
The Milton Keynes 2008 Masked Ball. Saturday July 19, 2008. Jurys Inn Hotel – Tickets £18 and £23
The Milton Keynes Masked Ball is an annual event which raises money for children’s cancer charities. But this is no ordinary charity ball, this is a ball with a difference… “this one rocks!” For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Headline News:
- International Herald Tribune, July 3, 2008. New Technology Could Improve Cancer Treatments. Researchers have developed a test that can identify minute amounts of tumor cells floating in the blood of cancer patients, a discovery that could lead to better treatments with fewer side effects.
- U.S. News & World Report, July 2, 2008. Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk. Smokeless tobacco products (STPs), which include products such as snuff and chew tobacco, do increase the user’s risk of cancer — just not as much as smoking does.
- ScienceDaily, July 2, 2008. New Way to Predict Prostate Cancer Spreading. New data, generated by John Martignetti and colleagues, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, has identified a specific form of the protein KLF6 (KLF6-SV1) as indicative of poor survival in men with prostate cancer.
- The Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2008. Cancer Surgeons Learn Breast Reconstruction Techniques. A small but growing number of cancer surgeons are learning to remove a tumor and cosmetically repair the breast during a single surgery.
- Times Online UK, June 29 2008. Baby to Be Born Free of Breast Cancer After Embryo Screening. A woman has conceived Britain’s first baby guaranteed to be free from hereditary breast cancer.