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Kneaders Bakery teams up to help children with cancer

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Every day, 43 children in America are diagnosed with cancer. Salt Lake City-based Kneaders Bakery & Café is partnerING with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) during the month of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on a campaign to fight childhood cancer. Dr. Joshua Schiffman, M.D., with HCI and the University of Utah, is conducting groundbreaking research into elephant DNA which may unlock… Read More →

VisionGate protocol shows promise, pulmonologists say

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Two recent surveys conducted by an independent, third-party research group validated the market demand for VisionGate’s LuCED test as well as its recently licensed drug therapy, Iloprost, in the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of lung cancer. LuCED, represented as “Product X” in surveys among 100 pulmonologists, is a non-invasive test to aid… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will ‘Go Gold’ in September

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A child is diagnosed with cancer every three-and-a-half minutes and only a staggering 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is earmarked for childhood cancer research. That is why Phoenix Children’s Hospital is asking the Community to Go Gold this September during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – with the goal of raising $1 million to support the Hospital’s Center for… Read More →

ASU professor tests preventive cancer vaccine

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For more than 10 years, professor Stephen Johnston and a team of researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer. Johnston said his vaccine has passed safety trials and is moving on to efficacy trials in dogs. Johnston said one of the biggest… Read More →

Cancer Society hosts Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

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American Cancer Society Chief Cancer Control Officer Dr. Richard Wender is set to keynote the first-ever Arizona Colorectal Cancer Roundtable on Monday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women… Read More →

TGen traces source of disease outbreak

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), working with international investigators, discovered the source of a potential deadly blood infection in more than 50 South American cancer patients. Using advanced genomic sequencing, TGen was able to track a potentially deadly and therapy-resistant fungus, Sarocladium kiliense, to a tainted anti-nausea medication given to dozens of cancer patients in Chile… Read More →

Cycle for the Cure supports TGen cancer research

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Participants in the 5th annual Cycle for the Cure — supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — have more than cycling to choose from this year.Kinesis resistance exercise, yoga and fitness classes will join stationary cycling, or spinning, as part of Cycle for the Cure’s record-breaking efforts to support TGen. For spinning enthusiasts, three exhilarating 2-hour indoor… Read More →

TGen begins Zebrafish pancreatic cancer studies

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For more than a decade, a glassy striped fish smaller than a door key has proved an important model organism in scientific research. Named for the uniform horizontal stripes on the side of its body, the zebrafish is a tiny creature that packs a punch in terms of biological similarities with the human.Today, scientists at… Read More →

Ventana Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award

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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will bestow upon Ventana Medical Systems Inc. a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. Vice President of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Awards Council Michael Bremer will visit Ventana on Oct. 29 to present the award. The company will officially be honored during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, Nov. 10-14… Read More →

7 Business Lessons Learned from Cancer

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I never set out to be a “survivor.” My life’s aspirations were pretty basic: become successful professionally, marry my soul mate, have two beautiful children and perhaps even retire early. Getting cancer certainly wasn’t on the list. But there I was, lying on the operating table the day of my surgery, shivering – not knowing… Read More →

TGen fundraising event moves to Scottsdale

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The 9th annual stepNout Run, Walk Dash, a major fundraising event for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), is moving to the Scottsdale Sports Complex. More than 1,000 participants have attended stepNout in each of the past few years, and even more are expected to attend this year’s morning-long event on… Read More →

Ronan Thompson Foundation hosts third annual ‘Gold Party’

Ronan Thompson Foundation

The Ronan Thompson Foundation and W Scottsdale invite guests to the third annual “Gold Party” on Saturday, September 27 to benefit The Ronan Thompson Foundation. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. and is for guests 21 years and older. To purchase tickets, please visit wscottsdaletickets.com. To reflect the theme of the night, guests are encouraged… Read More →

Helios Scholars at TGen featured at symposium

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The 45 interns in the 2014 Helios Scholars at TGen summer internship program graduated today, following a daylong scientific symposium at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Arizona’s future leaders in biology and medicine worked for eight weeks in one of the nation’s premier scientific internship programs, sponsored by the Helios Education Foundation in partnership with… Read More →

TGen teams up with Ceres Nanosciences

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (Ceres) today announced a development collaboration to benefit patients with cancer, infectious diseases, and other life-threatening illnesses. TGen, at the heart of Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus, is recognized as a pioneer in studying genomics, or DNA, to uncover the underlying molecular causes of disease, as well… Read More →