2009 Relay for Life raises $160K for cancer research

Clear, sunny skies and warm temperatures didn’t just greet partcipants in Relay for Life, but also saw participants open up their wallets to donate.For the 11th annual Putnam County organized Relay for Life, 110 registered teams and 1,417 registered participants walked around Blackstock Staduium and helped raise $160,000 for the American Cancer Society, said senior Raija Bushnell, co-chair for …

Sedona cancer patients help others around world

A local oncologist conducted cancer trials that presented findings during an international cancer symposium in early December. Several thousand oncologists, surgeons, patient advocates and patients attended the 2011 Cancer Therapy and Research Center-American Association for Cancer Research San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium from Dec. 6 through Dec. 10 in Woodlands, Texas. Read more…

ATM gene mutations may increase hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer

Mutations in the ATM gene may increase the hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer, according to data published in Cancer Discovery, the newest journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Gene Mutation May Be Key to Familial Pancreatic Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) — Individuals may face a higher hereditary risk for developing pancreatic cancer if they carry abnormalities in the so-called “ATM” gene, new research reveals.

Avastin use in ovarian cancer may delay disease

A drug formerly used to treat advanced breast cancer slightly extend the lifespan of women with advanced ovarian cancer, new research suggests.

Van Andel Research Institute Findings Provide More Complete Understanding of Kidney Cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. , Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Two recent studies by Van Andel Research Institute scientists are providing a foundation for a more complete understanding of distinct kidney cancer …