Cancer News, Weekend Edition

September 6, 2008 by  
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September already …and hurricane season across the world.

Hannah has struck and Ike is on the way. Stay safe!

Here are the highlights on cancer events and news around the world.


Zero Breast  Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. They focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in the development of breast cancer at all stages of life. They are located in San Rafael, California.

Sunday, September 28, join ZBC as they RACE FOR RESEARCH. Infineon Raceway and the Russell Driving School will be the venue for a fundraising event this fall for Zero Breast Cancer. It will be a full day of racing on Infineon Raceway’s lightning quick karting track with professional driving instruction, courtesy of the Russell Driving School. In addition to instruction, you will have the use of a kart, a driving suit and helmet, lunch and the possibility of being one of ten finalists who will compete in a timed lapping at the end of the day. Check here for more info.

The Alberta Cancer Board has got the Cutting Edge!

The Alberta Cancer Foundation raises funds for the Alberta Cancer Board. Together, these two organizations work toward a world without cancer for future generations.

Check out these hockey themed events:


  • Face Off Against Cancer, Memory’s Foundation. This tournament runs from September 12-14, 2008, at the Chestermere Regional Recreation Center and there will be hundreds of people helping to raise money for melanoma cancer research through the Alberta Cancer Foundation, and in honour of Crystal Violante.


Pink Ribbon Wines

 Introducing Pink Ribbon Wines—a heartfelt wine label dedicated to the fight against breast cancer all year long.

For every bottle of premium Pink Ribbon Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon sold, Pink Ribbon Wines will make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation — not just during the month of October when pink ribbons abound, but all year long. Now that’s a cause for celebration!

Pink Ribbon Wines were created for women, as a way of acknowledging an issue of vital importance to all women. A great cause plus great wine adds up to a cause for celebration!

Read the Pink Ribbon Wines, Velinda Wheeles’ story in Market Watch:

Breast Cancer Survivor Shares a Toast With Pink Ribbon Wines:Friends Gather to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary


Headline Cancer News:

 AFP, September 6. 2008. Genome analysis used to decode brain cancer: study.

 A study recently published in the British journal Nature, discusses a new way to study cancer which utilizes computers  to analyse genome samples to uncover the anomalies that lead to brain cancer

The Arizona Republic, September 6, 2008. TGen testing ovarian cancer treatment. ” TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare is testing a new experimental treatment for ovarian cancer. The new drug, CBP501, is directed at women for whom standard therapy has not stopped the cancer.” News, September 4, 2008.  New way to spot breast cancer shows promise.   “A radioactive tracer that “lights up” cancer cells could prove better at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.”         

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