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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 w
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