Navigation Links
First Arizona 'Strides for Life' event nets $25,000 for TGen research
Date:5/28/2010

PHOENIX, Ariz. May 28, 2010 Following its first major Arizona fundraising event, the national Lung Cancer Research Foundation will donate $25,000 for lung cancer studies at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

The first Strides for Life-Arizona event, held April 11 near Tempe Town Lake, drew 175 participants to a family-friendly 3-mile fun run-walk and children's dash.

It was so successful, the New York-based Lung Cancer Research Foundation already has scheduled its 2nd annual Arizona fundraiser at the same location, Tempe Arts Park, at 7:30 a.m. April 10, 2011.

"We were thrilled with the turnout and success of our inaugural Strides for Life Arizona," said Laurie C. Carson, the Founder and President of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. "LCRF would never have been able to accomplish our initial goal and establish a footprint for this event without the encouragement and support that TGen provided. It is an honor and a privilege to be affiliated and to support their groundbreaking biomedical research in lung cancer."

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, annually killing 1.3 million people. Nearly 220,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S., where more than 159,000 men and women will die from the disease, according to estimates by the National Cancer Institute.

There remains no practical way to screen for lung cancer. As a result, nearly 75 percent of patients are diagnosed with advanced-stage disease, leaving few options for treatment. Among American women, lung cancer is responsible for more cancer deaths than breast cancer and all gynecological cancers, combined. And while the link between smoking and lung cancer is well established, nearly 50 percent of new lung cancer cases are former smokers and about 15 percent have never smoked.

TGen's Lung Cancer Research Lab is at the forefront of efforts to improve lung cancer detection, develop new therapies and enhance our understanding of tumor biology.

TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff said the $25,000 donation by the Lung Cancer Research Foundation would be applied immediately to support TGen's lung cancer research.

"We are thrilled at the initial success of Strides for Life-Arizona, and we are extremely grateful and honored to have merited the support of such a remarkably dedicated partner-in-science as Laurie Carson and the Lung Cancer Research Foundation," Bassoff said. "The gift from LCRF will support scientific research in an area that affects more cancer patients than any other type of cancer."

LCRF, a leader in helping advance the pace of lung cancer research, previously awarded $75,000 to TGen to name the Lung Cancer Research Foundation Bench, which enables TGen scientists to conduct groundbreaking scientific investigations.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. First horned dinosaur from Mexico
2. American Sociological Association launches first-of-its-kind teaching tool
3. New study first to directly measure body temperatures of extinct species
4. Spitting cobras track first, predict later
5. BIO-key(R) Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
6. Researchers offer first proof that chemicals from seaweeds damage coral on contact
7. Suzanne Cory becomes first-elected woman president of AAS
8. Sequencing of first frog genome sheds light on treating disease
9. Linnaeus 2.0: First E-publication of new plant species
10. First course of veggies may appeal to hungry preschoolers
11. First X-ray lasers early success brings approval for next-phase facility
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/7/2016)... June 7, 2016  Syngrafii Inc. and San ... relationship that includes integrating Syngrafii,s patented LongPen™ eSignature ... This collaboration will result in greater convenience for ... union, while maintaining existing document workflow and compliance ... ...
(Date:6/1/2016)... YORK , June 1, 2016 ... Technology in Election Administration and Criminal Identification to Boost ... to a recently released TechSci Research report, " Global ... By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021", ... 24.8 billion by 2021, on account of growing security ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... -- Elevay is currently known as the ... high net worth professionals seeking travel for work   ... there is still no substitute for a face-to-face meeting. ... deal with a firm handshake. This is why wealthy ... citizenship via investment programs like those offered by the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... NEW YORK , June, 23, 2016  The ... students to envision new ways to harness living systems ... of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York ... more than 130 participating students, showcased projects at MoMA,s ... included Paola Antonelli , MoMA,s senior curator of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Supplyframe, the Industry Network for ... Design Lab . Located in Pasadena, Calif., the Design Lab’s mission is to ... are designed, built and brought to market. , The Design Lab is Supplyframe’s ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a new case ... Denmark detail how a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for breast cancer ... could change the paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect of cancer ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016  Blueprint Bio, ... biological discoveries to the medical community, has closed its ... Matthew Nunez . "We have received ... with the capital we need to meet our current ... essentially provide us the runway to complete validation on ...
Breaking Biology Technology: