Cancer News, Weekend Edition

August 30, 2008 by  
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The Democratic National Convention has been the news here in Denver this week. I can tell you traffic has been impacted but more importantly; no matter what your party affiliation, we here in the Rockies tasted a piece of history.

Here’s what’s new in cancer news and events around the globe.

Hope on Wheels is a women’s cycling event in Middle Tennessee offering women an opportunity to ride and fundraise in their hope for a cure. Women can ride, train and fundraise throughout the year to prepare for this landmark women’s ride.

100% of participant entry fees are directed to breast cancer research by
the event beneficiary The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.

An annual one day cycling event for women wishing to find a cure for Breast Cancer, Saturday, September 6, 2008. Register today! Choose 12, 29, 62 or 100 miles!

A Women’s’ Ride to Find A Cure!

Red Sox/Jimmy Fund License Plate

The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute -What is it?

The Jimmy Fund started in 1948 when the Variety Club of New England (now the Variety Children’s Charity of New England) and the Boston Braves baseball team joined forces to help a 12-year-old cancer patient dubbed “Jimmy.” On a national radio broadcast, millions heard the boy visit with his heroes from the Braves as they stood by his hospital bed. Contributions poured in from people everywhere, launching an effort that continues to bring hope to thousands of children and adults facing cancer throughout the world.

If you live in Massachusetts you can get

your official Boston Red Sox/Jimmy Fund license plate.

The funds from these special license plates go directly to supporting research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Step up to the plate and fight cancer.

Located in the San Diego area, the Cancer Coping Center is a group of professionals who volunteer their time and expertise in order to relieve the suffering of those afflicted with cancer by providing coping strategies for cancer patients, their family members and caregivers.

Check out their line up of events and if you live in the area, consider volunteering.

Headline Cancer News:

ScienceDaily, August 29, 2008. Growth Factor Predicts Poor Outcome in Breast Cancer. “The response to insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) in breast cancer cells predicts an aggressive tumor that is less likely to respond to treatment, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.”

FoxNews.Com, August 29, 2008. Australian Tanning Salons Required to Post Cancer Warnings. “In what some in Australia have hailed as a major victory for consumers, the country’s tanning industry has for the first time admitted that tanning salons can damage the skin and cause cancer.”

New York Times Opinion, August 27, 2008. Risks of Cervical Cancer: The View From Merck.

“We believe that your news article minimizes the risks of HPV to American women. The truth is that even 50 years after the advent of Pap testing, 10 women a day are dying of cervical cancer in the United States, as are 500 women around the world. Given these numbers, it is difficult to understand why you did not quote even one cervical cancer survivor, widower or motherless child.”, August 27, 2008. Giving Cancer Drugs in the Afternoon Makes Them Twice as Effective. “Giving cancer patients chemotherapy drugs in the afternoon can make them twice as effective at shrinking tumours, new research suggests.”

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