Cancer News, Friday, August 1, 2008



Here’s what’s new in cancer headlines:

Check out FASHION TARGETS BREAST CANCER!

“Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) was established in 1990 by Ralph Lauren after his friend and fashion editor of the Washington Post, Nina Hyde, died of breast cancer. Launched in the UK in 1996 by Breakthrough Breast Cancer, FTBC now celebrates its 12th year.

This year, FTBC is supported by high street retailers, including Marks & Spencer who have launched an exclusive campaign inspired range, 30% of the proceeds from which will be donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Topshop will be donating 50% of the retail price of their FTBC shopper bag and River Island will donate 45% of the retail price of the exclusive River Island FTBC range to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Plus, no less than £7.50 from the sale of each FTBC T-shirt online will go directly towards fighting breast cancer and no less than £4.50 from the sale of each Unisex T-shirt.”

Breast Cancer still remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women and over 44,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK.

AND THERE’S MORE....this year FTBC is giving away a free goodie bag containing a designer handbag, Paul Smith goodies, Elemis cosmetics plus more items by selected designers – all worth over £300! To be in with a chance of winning, simply sign-up for the regular FTBC e-mails and your name will be entered into this free prize draw.

FDA Press Release, July 31, 2008.

FDA Clears Test that Helps Identify Type of Cancer in Tumor Sample A huge step for genetic array testing! The test compares genetic material against genetic data stored for 15 common cancers, thus identifying cancer tumors in patients.

ScienceDaily, August 1, 2008. Chronic Exposure to Estrogen Impairs Some Cognitive Function. University of Illinois researchers report that rats exposed to estradiol had impaired results on tasks involving working memory and response

U.S. News & World Report, July 30, 2008. New Clues to How Cancer Spreads. A University of North Carolina School of Medicine, researcher has discovered premetastatic niches which lead to cancer.

U.S. News & World Report, July 28, 2008. Micro Molecules May Be Cancer Biomarker. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle have reported that microRNAs, which are regulators of gene expression, are released by cancer cells and circulate in the blood.

Battling Books to Pre-Order:

What Helped Me Get Through by Julie K. Silver M.D. (October 2008)

The Anti-Cancer Cookbook by Julia Greer (October 2008)

Life with a Side Order of Cancer by Marcia Strassman and David Smitherman (October 2008)

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