Friday Cancer News, June 20, 2008

June 20, 2008 by  
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news1.jpgUpcoming Cancer Events

The 2008 Kaleidoscope of Hope Golf Classic to raise funds for ovarian cancer research.

Announcing the First Annual Kaleidoscope of Hope Golf Classic to be held on June 30, 2008 at the Brooklake CountryClub in Florham Park, New Jersey. The honored guest will be Val Skinner, a six-time winner on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, and currently a golf analyst for CBS Sports and the Golf Channel. Val has been a successful advocate for many years, raising money for The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and her Life Foundation.The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 by three ovarian cancer survivors, and is dedicated to raising funds for ovarian cancer research and increasing awareness of the symptoms of this silent disease.

Team Sarcoma Initiatives

12-20 July 2008, worldwide. The 2008 Team Sarcoma Initiative is an internationally coordinated set of events to raise awareness of sarcoma and raise funds to support sarcoma research, clinical trials, and patient and family services. The 2008 Initiative consists of the “core” Team Sarcoma Bike Tour (which will be held in Germany and Austria biking along the Danube River from Passau, Germany to Vienna, Austria during 12-19 July 2008) and various local Team Sarcoma events that will be held worldwide during the same week. For more information visit the Team Sarcoma Initiatives web page to find an event near you.

Climb to Fight Breast Cancer Ventures!

climb-to-fight-breast-cancer.jpgMt. Adams, Mt. Baker, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, Volcanoes of Mexico.

“Annually, outdoor enthusiasts join together in honor or memory of loved ones who have battled breast cancer, to ascend some of the world’s most breathtaking peaks.”

The climbs begin in July and end in November. Visit the site, to re-register, register or donate.

This and That in Cancer News:

Golf Digest Magazine, July 2008 issue, on newsstands now. Burned to a Crisp: If you play golf there is a good chance you will get skin cancer. Article by Ron Kaspriske. ” …the jarring reality is that one out of every five Americans (one in three Caucasians) will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Every dermatologist we spoke with thinks the odds are even worse for golfers.”

Speaking of Hope Lodge. We heard the news that thanks to a 4 million dollar gift, there will soon be a new Hope Lodge in Rochester, New York. Check it out on

Headline News:

NPR, AP, June 18, 2008. Man With Deadly Skin Cancer Saved by New Treatment. “An Oregon man, given less than a year to live, had a complete remission of advanced deadly skin cancer after an experimental treatment that revved up his immune system to fight the tumors. ”

CBS News, June 18, 2008. FDA: Watch Out For Phony Cancer Cures: Agency Wants Companies to Stop Hawking Products as Cancer Treatments. “In warning letters, the FDA ordered 23 U.S. companies, as well as a Canadian company and an Australian firm, to stop marketing products as cancer cures. The list of companies and the products in question are noted on the FDA’s web site. ”

Reuters, June 18, 2008. Vitamin D Helps Colorectal Cancer Patient-Study. “Vitamin D may extend the lives of people with colon and rectal cancer, according to a study published on Wednesday suggesting another health benefit from the so-called sunshine vitamin.”

Reuters, June 17, 2008. EU Seeks Lung Cancer Caution on Pfizer’s Exubera. “The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday that information about lung cancer should be added to the label for Pfizer Inc’s inhaled insulin drug Exubera, due to increased cases in patients taking the product.”

ScienceDaily, June 16, 2008. Only One in Five Women in Developing World Receive Effective Cervical Screening. Cervical cancer is the second-most common cancer in women and a leading cause of death worldwide.”

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