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Novel govt. cancer study will test precision medicine

...based on the growing realization that many cancers share the same gene mutations or pathways...tested will actually have rare or uncommon cancers" so more can be learned about what genes...will launch for patients with advanced cancers who lack treatment options now. It will...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/novel-govt-cancer-study-will-test-pr
Regional News
Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals

...of Alaska. Second-hand smoke contains over 250 harmful chemicals, at least 69 of which are known to cause a variety of cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/secondhand-smoke...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-08/letter-forcing-employees-breath-toxic
Letters

COLORECTAL CANCER IS BEATABLE, TREATABLE, AND PREVENTABLEBY STACY E. SMITHSEARHCOf cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum, also referred to as colon cancer) is the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18-0
Art
Juneau, Sitka to host St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving events to raise funds for childhood cancer research

...to support the Foundation's mission to Conquer Childhood Cancers, with a specific goal of raising $55,000. More volunteers...funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and to give survivors long and healthy lives. As the largest...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-1
Art
Review: 'McFarland' tells inspiring true tale

...the time dramatized) to the coach's experience (40 years teaching in McFarland) and worries about a cluster of childhood cancers some blamed on pesticides (not part of the story).Cross-country, by its nature, is not as explosively exciting on screen...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25-2
Art
Light the Night Walk Oct. 3

...Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk and the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling blood cancers. This year's walk will begin at Marine Park at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The walk is 1.5 miles and there will also be...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-29/light-night-walk-oct-3
Neighbors
Deadliest cancer isn't what you'd think

...Americans than the three other leading cancers combined. "It came as a complete shock...more than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. About 219,000 people a year...is the least-funded among the major cancers, according to the partnership: In 2009...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-05/deadliest-cancer-isnt-what-youd-think
Opinion
With cancer, it's always personal

...the "advantages of screening for some cancers have been overstated." Like many other...often result in over-treatment of milder cancers while failing to prevent enough deaths...the burden of more aggressively growing cancers and therefore not resulting in the anticipated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102709/opi_509494437.shtml
Photos: National Cancer Survivors' Day Celebration of Life Walk

...Walk from Centennial Hall through town and ended with a stop at the state Capitol steps. There are more than 100 types of cancers. Worldwide, the five most common types of cancer that kill women are breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060710/loc_650136838.shtml
News
Thank You Juneau

...We had nearly 500 bright eyed folks gather, all for a worthy cause. This year we broadened our cancer awareness to all cancers. We eagerly welcomed both men and women who wanted to run or walk in support of this cause.We had incredible support from...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-31/thank-you-juneau
Neighbors

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