Navigation Links
Breakaway From Cancer® Launches Newly-Enhanced Website Offering Comprehensive, Tailored Support for Cancer Patients
Date:3/3/2011

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to serve cancer patients, Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® initiative announced the launch of its enhanced website that provides cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers a 'one-stop shop' of  essential resources spanning cancer prevention, education, patient care, advocacy, and financial support.

The website, www.breakawayfromcancer.com, features a powerful new cancer resource navigator tool developed to help cancer patients maneuver through the complicated maze of online information that currently exists. The tool conducts a targeted search based on user-entered criteria from more than 100 hand-selected credible cancer websites to offer patients the information they need.

"Many valuable cancer resources exist, but it is sometimes hard for patients to identify what information applies to them," says Stuart Arbuckle, vice president and general manager, Amgen Oncology. "The enhanced Breakaway from Cancer website pulls information from credible sources and provides a support system and the necessary tools to help patients find exactly the resources they need in their fight against this devastating disease."

Breakaway from Cancer represents a partnership between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of the broad range of support services available to patients and caregivers to complement those provided by healthcare professionals.

The newly-enhanced website also provides detailed information on the resources and assistance offered by the Breakaway from Cancer nonprofit partners: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community (formerly known as The Wellness Community), Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Patients are now also able to share and read inspirational stories from across the nation and keep up with the latest news and events from Breakaway from Cancer.

"Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer and felt the burden of this disease; however, far fewer individuals are aware of the full spectrum of help available," said Carolyn R. Aldige, president and founder, Prevent Cancer Foundation.  "We are proud to team up with Breakaway from Cancer to offer consolidated resources like those on the new website to support patients."

About Breakaway from Cancer®Founded in 2005 by Amgen as a complementary component to the company's title sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California, Breakaway from Cancer is designed to help empower people affected by cancer. Breakaway from Cancer supports the services of four nonprofit organizations: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community (formerly known as The Wellness Community), Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. For more information, please visit www.breakawayfromcancer.com.

About AmgenAmgen discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab to manufacturing plant to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives. To learn more about our pioneering science and vital medicines, visit www.amgen.com.CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand OaksLeanne Madison: 805-447-1201 or 805-603-9241lmadison@amgen.com(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081015/AMGENLOGO)

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081023/BREAKAWAYLOGO)


'/>"/>

SOURCE Amgen
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. CURE Magazine Teams Up With Amgen Oncology and Breakaway from Cancer® to Launch 2011 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing
2. Iomai Launches Phase 1/2 Safety Study of Dose-Sparing Patch for Use With Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
3. Keeping the Data Center Clean: ATEN Launches Industry-First KVM Switches with Antimicrobial Nanocoating to Protect Products from Bacteria Surviving on Surfaces
4. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Launches Phase III Study for Pixantrone in Relapsed Indolent Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)
5. Tengion Launches Second Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Regenerated Human Organ
6. Strategic Diagnostics Launches Initial Oncology-Targeted Antibody Reagent Catalog
7. deCODE Launches Phase II Clinical Testing of DG051 for the Prevention of Heart Attack
8. Premier Micronutrient Launches Supplement for Hearing Health
9. deCODE Launches deCODE MI(TM) -- A Test for a Major Genetic Risk Factor for Early-onset Heart Attack
10. PDHI Launches ConXus Rewards, Announces Partnership With Hallmark Insights to Support Incentive-Driven Wellness Programs
11. Seal Shield Launches Worlds First Antibacterial, Dishwasher Safe Keyboard and Mouse for Infection Control
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia ... (NASDAQ: OGXI ) today announced its year ... In January 2017, OncoGenex, and Achieve Life ... that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement ... transaction. Upon completion of the proposed merger, Achieve,s stockholders ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... England and DEERFIELD, Ill. ... U.S.A. , Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ... a joint venture between Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC and ... use of a specially designed app on an Apple ... patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Depression ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... Feb. 22, 2017 General Report Contents ... Value & Growth Trends - Market Drivers & ... for each chapter segment - Section on recent ... report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4665946/ This market ... methods: articulated arm lasers, fiber-delivered lasers and direct ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... (PRWEB) February 23, 2017 ... nation to come together to combine its favorite springtime pastime ... favorite fruit – apples! To celebrate National Nutrition Month, the ... “Apple Madness” bracket tournament – a five-week, five-round online competition ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Curemark, LLC announced today ... efficacy of CM-AT in children aged 3-8 with Autism, is now enrolling at three ... enrolling children across the United States. , “There are currently no approved drugs ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... ... Carlos Gutierrez has lived his spiritual life hardly without ... the purpose of everyone in this universe. As Gutierrez sees the need of spiritual ... to guide readers to expand one’s spiritual life. , “Our Spiritual Truths” deals with ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... Gevir, a New Zealand-based company that focuses on developing ... coming soon to Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer. , The company ... an effective natural treatment for Shelley’s Multiple Sclerosis, which she’d been diagnosed with at ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Secure Exchange Solutions, the ... network of hospitals, health information exchanges, physicians and patients, announced today that SES ... 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):