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Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Initiative Expands to Help Cancer Patients Access Broad Spectrum of Cancer Resources and Services
Date:1/22/2009

ientists from leading institutions across the country and internationally to work together. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is charged with conducting expert scientific review of the projects and administering the funds, under the direction of a prestigious Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information, visit www.standup2cancer.org.

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The Wellness Community is an international, non-profit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and those who care for them. By providing free professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress reduction classes, The Wellness Community helps individuals affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and enhance quality of life. The Wellness Community also collaborates with academic and medical partners to conduct evidence-based research and provide training in the field of psychosocial oncology with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and the individuals who care for them. The Wellness Community assists individuals affected by cancer at over 100 locations worldwide including 24 U.S.-based and 2 international centers, 73 satellite and off-site programs, and online at www.thewellnesscommunity.org.

    Contacts:   Amgen, Thousand Oaks
                Kristen Davis, 805-447-3008

                Alison Liebich, 415-839-8739

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