Cancer News Friday, August 8, 2008



Walk the Talk!!

Mouth Cancer Awareness Week will be taking place in November 2008. To mark the countdown to the Week the Mouth Cancer Foundation is organizing its annual sponsored 10K Walk on Saturday 20 September 2008 in Hyde Park, London, at 2pm. Participants should arrive at 1pm.

TENNIS ABC . ORG

Taking the Fight to the Center Court

Check out Tennis Against Breast Cancer’s Upcoming Events, including:

TABC Tennis Challenge
Women’s & Mixed Doubles

Sept 12-14, 2008 at The Bridges Resort & Tennis Club, Vermont

Compete In The Challenge And Do Your Part To Fight Breast Cancer!

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals has a great site called GETBCFACTS that provides information and support on breast cancer. They also offer free downloads of inspirational stories from Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Patient’s Soul.

Headline Cancer News:

Washington Post . Com, August 8, 2008. Obese Men Face Twin Threat From Prostate Cancer. “The blood test that looks for elevated levels of the protein prostate-specific antigen (PSA), indicating a heightened cancer risk, doesn’t seem as reliable for obese men. “

ScienceDaily, August 7, 2008. Measuring Cancer Therapy Success With Oxygen. ” Scientists at The Ohio State University (OSU) have identified a way to predict very early in the treatment process the outcome of radiation and chemotherapy for cervical cancer patients — based on oxygen levels within the tumor.”

NewsDay. com, August 6, 2008. NIH Team Suggests Vitamin C Shot May Slow Some Cancers. The National Cancer Institute reports encouraging results from early results with injections of Vitamin C and lab mice.

MarketWatch, August 4, 2008. FDA Reviewing Biomoda Submission for Cancer Screening Study. Biomoda, has “submitted to the FDA a pre-IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) protocol for a clinical study using Biomoda’s proprietary assay for detection of early lung cancer in veterans. The New Mexico state legislature allocated more than $1.6 million over two years towards the study that will screen more than 2000 veterans.”

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