Cancer News, Late Friday, July 11, 2008



Here’s What’s New in the Cancer Community!

The High Point, NC, Ladies of Hog are sponsoring The Harley-Davidson “Live To Ride” Poker Run on August 2, 2008. Register online NOW.

Fire up your bike and get ready to ride the Triad in support of breast cancer earlier detection test research!

Saturday, July 26, 2008. Kids Cure For Cancer 5K Run/Walk

Metro Park at Inverness-I-25 at County Line Road in Denver, Colorado

Kid’s Cure for Cancer is a day of fun for the whole family

that supports and celebrates the lives of our kids with cancer!

Cancer Headline News!

Business Week, July 11, 2008. Schering-Plough Drug Improves Cancer Relapse Rate. “Schering-Plough Corp. said Friday its drug Pegintron showed mixed results in a study on late-stage cancer patients, as it improved the amount of time a patient survives without relapsing, but not the overall survival rate.”

Fox News, July 11, 2008. Cases of Deadly Skin Cancer In Young Women Increases by Fifty Percent. “Analyzing government data on Caucasian men and women ages 15 to 39, Mark Purdue and his colleagues at the National Cancer Institute found that, between 1980 and 2004, annual cases of melanoma among young women increased by 50 percent from 9.4 cases per 100,000 women to 13.9 cases per 100,000 women.”

Reuters, July 10, 2008. Active Lifestyle May Prevent Cancer: Japan Study. “Physically active people are less likely than sedentary types to develop cancer, a research group led by the Japanese health ministry announced on Thursday.”

Fox News, July 9, 2008. Why Sunscreen May Not Completely Protect You From Skin Cancer. “Putting on SPF 30 sunscreen before heading out for a day in the sun won’t fully protect you against skin cancer if it doesn’t contain at least one of three key ingredients that filter out ultraviolet A rays: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or ecamsule, sold under the brand name Mexoryl.”

Union Tribune, July 9, 2008. Invitrogen Wins Approval For Cancer-Gene Drug Test. “A test made by Invitrogen that can determine whether women with breast cancer could be helped by taking the powerful drug Herceptin was approved yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration.”

U.S. News & World Report, July 8, 2008. Cancer Care Not Affected By Doctor Reimbursement Charges. “Critics feared the passing of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 would make treatment more difficult, but investigators from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) found little difference in the distance chemo patients traveled to be treated and the time between diagnosis and start of treatment.”

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