Cancer News Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27, 2008 by  
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news1.jpgHappy Friday.

Battling Cancer readers…this is your last day to post for a chance to win free books.

The rules are simple. Let me know you are out there by posting a hello by 8 pm, MST. Tonight!!

Then if your name is drawn and I email, drop me a note back with your mailing address and real world name.

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Per The Cancer Research Foundation site: “In 2006, we were able to grant 90% of all donations received to cancer research and we are projected to have even better donation success in 2007.

Headline News:

U.S. News & World Report, June 26, 2008. Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising:But Research Still To Really Pan Out, Expert Warns. “Women with metastatic breast cancer who developed an immune response to an investigational vaccine lived twice as long as those who didn’t have an immune response, new research shows.”

ScienceDaily, June 26, 2008. Multiple Regions Of Chromosome 8 Found To Be Associated With Different Cancers. “A recently discovered, but not yet understood, section of chromosome 8, called 8q24, may contain at least five distinct regions that are associated with different cancers, according to a study in the June 24 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.”

Reuters, June 25, 2008. Merck’s Gardasil Not Cleared For Older Women. “U.S. regulators have told Merck & Co they cannot yet approve Merck’s application to expand marketing of its cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil to an older group of women, the drugmaker said on Wednesday.”

Endocrine Today, June 25, 2008. Bariatric Surgery May Improve Cancer in the Morbidly Obese. “Morbidly obese patients who had bariatric surgery had a greater chance of improving or preventing certain cancers, according to new study results presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Washington.”

Reuters, June 24, 2008. Study Suggests Colon Cancer Vaccine Possible. “A protein found only in the intestines may help lead the way to a vaccine that can treat colon cancers and perhaps other tumors too, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

Washington Post. com, June 23, 2008. Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection. “U.S. researchers boosted the level of early-stage ovarian cancer detection by 20 percent through use of a blood test to detect a tumor marker as well as a woman’s report of new-onset symptoms.”

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5 Responses to “Cancer News Friday, June 27, 2008”
  1. Congratulations to Ruth and Anne who won the Bibliophile drawing!!! Woohoooo!

  2. Tina says:

    Thanks for stopping by Cindy!!

  3. Cindy says:

    I just found this site through a referral from Petlvr. I hope to read and discover lots of useful things from your site. Thanks for the chance to win too.

  4. Hi, Anne, thanks for dropping by. A raise??? ha ha ha

    You’re in the drawing!!

  5. Anne says:

    I LOVE this blog! I read it every day. Thanks to Tina for providing informative and uplifting information. She deserves a raise! And chocolate. And a nap……..

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