Cancer

XPRIZE Visioneers 2016 Summit Declares Deloitte’s Conquering Cancer XPRIZE ‘Ready to Launch’

Conquering Cancer XPRIZE goal to detect cancer earlier for everyone, everywhere
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WASHINGTON, October 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Saving millions of lives globally from cancer is one step closer to a reality as Deloitte’s Conquering Cancer XPRIZE, co-led by Deloitte health leaders and pediatric oncologist Dr. Daniel Kraft, is now officially “ready to launch.” This weekend XPRIZE convened nine international teams to share their Impact Design Proposals across a portfolio of Grand Challenge areas at the Visioneers 2016 Summit.

Astellas Oncology Selects Five C3 Prize™ Finalists to Pitch Ideas for Changing Cancer Care to Panel Including Robert Herjavec at Stanford Medicine X

Out of more than 100 applicants from all over the world, five health care advocates with bright ideas to change cancer care will compete for a chance to win one of three grants totaling $100,000
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas today announced the five C3 Prize finalists chosen to present their ideas live at the Stanford Medicine X conference on Sept. 17 to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec, dynamic entrepreneur, passionate cancer caregiver and star of ABC's Emmy Award-winning television show, Shark Tank. The C3 Prize is a challenge designed to inspire non-medicine innovations to improve the cancer care experience for patients, caregivers and their loved ones.

CVS to Host Third Annual In-Store Campaign to Support Innovative Cancer Research

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - CVS Health, the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, launched an in-store fundraising campaign today at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, that supports innovative cancer research that gets new therapies to patients quickly to save more lives.

Quest Diagnostics Provides Free Cancer Screenings to Underserved Women in Texas

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Minority women have a greater incidence of both cervical and breast cancer than the general population.

In our quest to remove barriers to healthcare access among the country’s most vulnerable populations, a volunteer team of Quest pathologists and clinicians traveled to Irving, Texas in December to provide free, potentially life-saving diagnoses to at-risk uninsured and/or underinsured women.

Jason Motte: The Man Behind Baseball’s Strike Out Cancer Effort

Veteran reliever delivers pitch on behalf of children with cancer
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Jason Motte provides relief both on and off the field.

As September begins Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the 34-year-old right-hander will play an even bigger role than his usual place in the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen.

Top 5 Reasons to Run the New York City Marathon with Team LIVESTRONG

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On November 6 50,000+ runners will hit the streets of the five boroughs for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. Team LIVESTRONG will be taking to the streets of NYC in force. Here are five things they can look forward to as part of our team on 11/6:

What if Cancer Treatment Left You Completely Exhausted?

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When I was 38, my life was turned upside down. As a healthy, happy wife and mother of two, I never could have imagined that I would be diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Post-diagnosis was a whirlwind: I had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy and more surgery.

It took a long time to get my health back after treatment, but I discovered that the entire experience took a toll on my metabolism and muscle strength. When I’d try to exercise, I’d just end up in a pool of tears due to pain and exhaustion.

When Cancer Tries to Destroy You, What Do You Do?

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Cancer changed my family forever. I was diagnosed with testicular cancer twice and my beloved wife, Judy, was taken from us after a brave battle with multiple myeloma.

Should Cancer Decide Whether or Not You Have Children?

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In 2009 I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. I was told I would immediately need a radical hysterectomy and five weeks of radiation and four cycles of chemotherapy. While I was in the middle of complete shock, my oncologist advised I should think about preserving my eggs or embryos before surgery. If she hadn’t mentioned this, I doubt it would have crossed my mind. I was in survival mode at that time. She sent me to a fertility doctor right away.

My First RAGBRAI: An Incredible Experience

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I was told that RAGBRAI was hard to put into words, that it was just something you needed to experience in order to understand. I don’t think you can fully grasp the magnitude of 35,000 people riding 420 miles on their bikes across the state of Iowa for 7 days until you see it in person.

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