Navigation Links
Safeway Inc. and PCF to fund landmark prostate cancer research collaboration
Date:11/15/2007

WASHINGTON, DC -- Safeway Inc. and the Prostate Cancer Foundation today announced they will collectively donate $6 million to fund the S.T.A.R. Program (for Special Team Amplification of Research), an innovative research initiative focused on exploring the role of targeted heat in cancer therapy to treat prostate cancer, as well as other research strategies.

The S.T.A.R. Program is being launched for the first phase of research and development with a $3 million grant from the Safeway Foundation which raised the funds from its customers with donations made at checkout. The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) developed the collaborative research partnership and matched the initial funds dollar-for-dollar, for a total $6 million commitment. PCF is the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research and has funded ten of the individual scientists making up the S.T.A.R. North American team.

The program brings together an interdisciplinary team of investigators from multiple prominent cancer research centers. The team consists of investigators from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (program lead and coordinator), the University of Michigan Cancer Center and the University of British Columbia.

Additional expertise will be leveraged through the Prostate Cancer Foundation from the University of Washington, and from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Emory University. This unique program will bring expertise throughout the cancer research and treatment communities to focus on a new approach to prostate cancer treatment. Similar to the program that Robert Goddard put in place to make space flight a reality, everyone that has input will be invited to the table to be part of the solution, noted Jonathan Simons, M.D., CEO and President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

"The S.T.A.R. Program is evidence of what can happen when you link the fundraising power of a major company like Safeway with the re
'/>"/>

Contact: Ashley Prime
aprime@qga.com
202-457-1110
Safeway Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. University of Minnesota study refutes belief that black men have more aggressive prostate cancer
2. New prostate cancer research findings
3. Leading researchers to reveal comprehensive dos and donts for prostate cancer
4. New genetic variant associated with prostate cancer in African-Americans
5. Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
6. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
7. ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
8. Protein chatter linked to cancer activation
9. Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
10. Western diet linked to increased risk of colon cancer recurrence
11. Obesity and lack of exercise could enhance the risk of pancreatic cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2015)... -- Acuity Market Intelligence,s latest research "The Global Biometrics ... Privacy" forecasts that between 2014 and 2020 nearly ... to smart mobile devices by 2.2 billion mobile ... to generate more than $67.9 billion in total ...    "Biometrics is at the center ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... 2015 Research and ... the "Biometrics for Banking; Market & Technology ... to their offering. The adoption for ... growth and the forecast is that by 2020 ... companies involved in delivering biometric systems to the ...
(Date:7/8/2015)... , N.J. and NEW YORK , ... and Guidepoint today announced BD & ... healthcare companies with free access to Guidepoint,s expert network ... start-ups that are developing cutting-edge technologies to improve healthcare ... dedicated Guidepoint research manager, each start-up entrepreneur will be ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 3BD and Guidepoint Team to Connect Healthcare Start-up Companies With Business and Scientific Experts 2BD and Guidepoint Team to Connect Healthcare Start-up Companies With Business and Scientific Experts 3
... The first study to demonstrate that obesity can directly ... conducted at The Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los ... , on October 5, 2010. Obesity has been associated ... it has been unknown whether the increase in incidence was ...
... Cockroaches could be more of a health benefit than a ... Experts from the School of Veterinary Medicine and ... cockroaches and locusts which could lead to novel treatments for ... the brain and nervous system of the insects were able ...
... A surface molecule on bacteria that instructs bone cells to ... disease, says a scientist speaking at the Society for General ... bacteria could be a way of treating painful bone infections ... Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Bone disease, or ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles find diet-induced obesity accelerates leukemia 2Cockroach brains could be rich stores of new antibiotics 2Interrupting death messages to treat bone disease 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Tronics, a designer ... & Marketing Director. , With more than 25 years of experience in ... Tronics’ business development activities worldwide. He brings to the company his strong expertise ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 According ... Product (Software, Molecular Modeling, PB/PK, PKPD, Trial Design, Toxicity ... Development, Preclinical, Clinical Trial), by End Users - Global ... is expected to reach USD 2,107.99 million by 2020 ... of 15.29%. Browse more than ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015   Aratana Therapeutics, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative ... its strategic partner VetStem Biopharma, Inc. has shared ... AT-016, an adipose-derived allogeneic stem cell product exclusively ... pain in dogs. The double-blinded, multi-site, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... customers across the globe, ISN improves the efficiency and effectiveness of contractor management systems. ... and reliable contractors in over 80 countries. ... ... Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers In More Than 80 Countries ... Headquartered in Dallas, TX , ISN has additional offices in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Tronics appoints Francois Vieillard as Sales and Marketing Director 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 3Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 5ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 2ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 3
... SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 19 NeurogesX, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... management therapies, announced today that it is scheduled to ... Tuesday, September 25,2007. Anthony DiTonno, President and Chief Executive ... Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 ...
... September 19 ,Arpida Ltd (SWX: ARPN) presented a ... investigational drug iclaprim at the 47th annual Interscience,Conference ... is a major scientific conference where thousands of ... to discuss the latest,developments in the field of ...
... 19 Caliper Life,Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP ) ... Sciences Conference in New York City will be webcast ... President and CEO,of Caliper, will be providing an update ... by going to http://www.caliperls.com and clicking on ...
Cached Biology Technology:NeurogesX to Present at UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference 2NeurogesX to Present at UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference 3Arpida Presents Preclinical and Clinical Data on Iclaprim at ICAAC 2Arpida Presents Preclinical and Clinical Data on Iclaprim at ICAAC 3Arpida Presents Preclinical and Clinical Data on Iclaprim at ICAAC 4
Formula variant: With the macro- and micronutrients as described by Lloyd and McCown (1981). Preparation Quantity Equivalency: Formulated to contain 2.3 grams of powder per liter of medium. Physical ...
... separation and fractionation of nucleic-acid ... nuclei from cytosolic proteins A ... greatly facilitating study of low-abundance ... acid binding proteins (e.g., transcription ...
... whose sequence corresponds to residues 1-18 from rat rab 3D. ... - A - S - A - S - E - ... - D - A - A - D - Q - ... control experiments with the polyclonal antibody that reacts with this product ...
... or individual RNA sequences from high throughput synthesis ... RNAs from LC Sciences. These products provide a ... of DESIGNED sequences delivered in a microtube as ... a single verified RNA sequence. This is a ...
Biology Products: