Navigation Links
Columbus Cancer Foundation Honors Legendary Explorer
Date:10/9/2009

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sbarro Health Research Organization (www.shro.org) at Temple University has launched the Columbus Cancer Foundation (www.columbuscancerfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization that will raise funds for joint American and European educational initiatives, basic and clinical cancer research and international scientific collaboration.

The name was chosen in honor of the courage and conviction with which Christopher Columbus embarked across unknown waters in the search of great discoveries.

"Today, great discoveries occur in laboratories around the world in response to the tragedy of cancer, a condition estimated to affect one out of every four individuals," says Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., the Founder and President of SHRO. "Fortunately, it is possible to understand, prevent and cure many types of cancer with the assistance of continued research funding which enables the discovery of genetically targeted diagnostic and therapeutic treatments."

"The primary goal of the Columbus Cancer Foundation is to stimulate clinical and laboratory cancer research that will ultimately enable us to develop personalized medicine techniques that will improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients," explains Cora N. Sternberg, M.D., FACP, the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board. "Our mission is to develop, coordinate and conduct programs related to patient care, cutting edge research and education."

"There are many problems which need to be addressed in cancer treatment, including prevention, mechanisms of tumor development, the tumor environment, and mechanisms of response and resistance," says Sternberg. "Patient care will ultimately benefit from our increased understanding of the biology of cancer and possible therapeutic targets, their mechanisms of survival and overcoming resistance to therapy."

Donations to the new foundation can be made online at http://columbuscancerfoundation.org/.

An eminent American and Italian Medical Oncologist, Dr. Sternberg is currently the Chairman of the Department of Medical Oncology at San Camillo and Forlanini Hospitals in Rome, Italy, and a Professor at La Sapienza University in the Medical Oncology School of Specialization.

The Sbarro Health Research Organization is a nonprofit research center located at Temple University that conducts genetic and molecular research in cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Temple University, our programs train young scientists from around the globe.

This news release was issued on behalf of Newswise(TM). For more information, visit http://www.newswise.com.

SOURCE Sbarro Health Research Organization


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sbarro Health Research Organization
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Long Term Care Seminars in Dayton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus -- Free to Public
2. Kenneth G. Langone, Home Depot Co-Founder, Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center, to Lead 65th Annual Columbus Day Parade as Grand Marshal
3. Knights of Columbus Gather in Phoenix for 127th International Convention
4. Aflac Outdoor Games Return to Columbus for a Second Year
5. Ohio Health Care Association/Ohio Centers for Assisted Living Host Midwests Largest Long-Term Care Convention in Columbus
6. Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Program Assists Pregnant Women
7. Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio
8. Columbus Medicare Diabetes Screening Project Cited as Model for State by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
9. Streamline Health(R) Expands into Public Sector with New Customer, Columbus Public Health Vital Statistics Office
10. Kimberly-Clark Professional Donates Supplies to Assist Columbus, Ind., in Flood Cleanup Efforts
11. Ohio Health Care Association Hosts Midwests Largest Long-Term Care Convention in Columbus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding ... identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to ... the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition ... the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market ... can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some of ... their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed with ... 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a segment ... of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS Member ... with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... conference call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, ... and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 ... company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom ... to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a ... today announced that it has been ranked #1 by its ... Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as ... large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds ... healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: