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  Cancer Research Institute: Advancing Immunology. Conquering Cancer.
The Cancer Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1953 to foster the science of cancer immunology, which is based on the premise that the body's immune system can be mobilized against cancer.
Learn about the Cancer Research Institute's morning lecture series, Breakthroughs at Breakfast, where guest scientists talk to CRI friends and guests about their remarkable advances in developing new ways to stimulate the immune system to fight cancer.
The Cancer Research Institute, Inc. (CRI) and The Irvington Institute for Immunological Research (Irvington Institute), two leading private immunological research funding organizations headquartered in New York City, have announced today their intention to merge.
www.cancerresearch.org   (1087 words)

 Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation - Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is creating a new understanding of cancer, a disease that is estimated to cause more than 1.4 million deaths in 2006.
The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation's grants and fellowship selection process is one of only 10 non-federal grants programs which is approved by the National Institutes of Health.
Members of the panel are drawn from outstanding institutions such as the National Cancer Institute, Lombardi Cancer Center, ROW Scientists, Inc., Arizona Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, and the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
www.preventcancer.org /research/index.cfm   (320 words)

 Cancer Research
What distinguishes Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (the James) from other hospitals in the region is sophisticated research that enables us to better tailor prevention methods, diagnosis and treatments for individuals.
Cancer care at the James is backed by medical research in the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC), a network of seven interdisciplinary programs that collectively comprise nearly 240 scientists representing 14 of the 18 colleges at Ohio State.
Researchers have identified a new and unusual tumor suppressor gene that may be important in cancers of the lung and head and neck.
www.jamesline.com /research   (223 words)

 Cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cancers are classified by the type of cell that resembles the tumor and, therefore, the tissue presumed to be the origin of the tumor.
Cancer pathology is ultimately due to the accumulation of DNA mutations that negatively effect expression of tumour suppressor proteins or positivly effect the expression of proteins that drive the cell cycle.
Considerable research effort is now devoted to the development of vaccines (to prevent infection by oncogenic infectious agents, as well as to mount an immune response against cancer-specific epitopes) and to potential venues for gene therapy for individuals with genetic mutations or polymorphisms that put them at high risk of cancer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cancer   (8991 words)

 Cancer Research UK - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness-promotion group in the United Kingdom, formed on the 4th February 2002 by the merger of the Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
Cancer Research UK is supported by a number of celebrities, including Pierce Brosnan, Timothy West, Michael Aspel, Mel C, and Sir Cliff Richard.
Cancer Research UK supports and undertakes cancer research in hospitals, universities and medical schools throughout the United Kingdom, and disseminates information to the general public and the scientific community through its various websites, as well as its twice-monthly scientific publication, the British Journal of Cancer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cancer_Research_UK   (490 words)

 UCSF - UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center - Research & Training
Additionally, the UCSF Cancer Research Institute serves as a hub for lab-based cancer research primarily at the Cancer Center's Mount Zion campus.
The UCSF Cancer Research Institute (CRI) serves as a hub for lab-based cancer research primarily at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center's Mount Zion campus.
Future researchers have many opportunities at UCSF to pursue studies in cancer-focused basic science, cancer prevention and control, and clinical cancer research.
cancer.ucsf.edu /research/index.php   (293 words)

 Cancer research - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cancer research is research into cancer in order to identify causes and develop strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatments and cure.
Cancer research ranges from epidemiology, molecular bioscience (bench research) to the performance of clinical trials to evaluate and compare applications of the various cancer treatment.
Starting in the mid-1990s, the emphasis in clinical cancer research shifted towards therapies derived from biotechnology research, such as immunotherapy and gene therapy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cancer_research   (427 words)

 Cancer Research: Funding Cancer Research for Cancer Treatments & Prevention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Cancer Research Institute funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.
CRI's research programs are designed to recognize and support those researchers around the world who are focused on this area.
In addition to highly competitive research grants awarded selectively by our Scientific Advisory Council, we sponsor a seminal international symposium on cancer immunology each year; educate the public about immunology and immunotherapy; and present awards to scientists and laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to the field.
www.cancerresearch.org /criprogs.html   (155 words)

 Cancer Research Foundation - About Us
Cancer Research Foundation - About Us The Cancer Research Foundation is a tax-exempt, Public Charity created exclusively to raise funds to further and support cancer research.
In 2005, we were able to grant 100% of all donations received to cancer research and we are projected to have the same success in 2006.
However, the only way to keep another 13 million people from being affected by cancer over the next 10 years is to find a cure and a cure will only come from innovative research and study… this is where the Cancer Research Foundation is helping.
www.cancerresearchfoundation.com /about-us.html   (396 words)

At Matthias Rath Research, we have achieved a breakthrough in cancer research by defining the cellular mechanisms involved in cancer proliferation and metastasis and developed a natural means of controlling these mechanisms.
Bladder cancer, a cancer that develops mainly in older adults, is the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.
Cancer, one of the most dreaded diseases, is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
www.drrathresearch.org /lab_research/cancer.html   (6828 words)

An organization that conducts, develops, coordinates, and stimulates research in Europe on the experimental and clinical bases of treatment of cancer and related illnesses.
A nonprofit institution that performs interdisciplinary activity in experimental and clinical research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, education and training in the field of oncology.
A nonprofit organization supporting pediatric cancer treatment and research projects at over 115 of the most prestigious pediatric medical institutions in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
www.cancernetwork.com /links/research.htm   (738 words)

 Research: Yale Cancer Center
Yale Cancer Center harnesses the resources of the Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital to advance cancer research, prevention, and patient care, as well as community outreach and education.
Yale Cancer Center’s research efforts are spearheaded by Ira Mellman, PhD, Sterling Professor and Chairman of Cell Biology and the Scientific Director of the Center.
Through the eight multispecialty research programs and eleven shared resource facilities at Yale Cancer Center, our mission is to continually build on our knowledge of basic and translational cancer research and to push for accelerated progress for novel therapies.
yalecancercenter.org /research/index.html   (297 words)

 Cancer Center Research - Clinical Science Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Basic research efforts are focused on areas that have relevance to all forms of cutaneous neoplasia, including the investigation of molecular, biochemical, cellular, and tissue alterations driving the development and progression of skin cancer.
Laboratory studies funded by National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research are investigating the genes associated with rapid tumor progression and response to therapy.
For patients with esophageal cancer, transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy was pioneered and refined at the University of Michigan by Mark Orringer, M.D. The procedure, which is now a standard treatment for esophageal cancer, involves removal of the esophagus with greater safety than was possible in the past.
www.cancer.med.umich.edu /research/procli.htm   (2740 words)

 Chapter 7: Cancer Research
The reason progress stopped in curing cancer is because pharmaceutical companies cannot patent natural substances, and it is patents that allow them to make their billions of dollars in profits.
Gene therapy, the current hot research topic, while theoretically useful many years down the road, promises to be more expensive, and just as useless overall in the short term, as interferon treatments.
If the money spent on the exotic gene research were spent on the proven and practical alternative treatments for cancer, cancer could be eradicated within 10 years.
www.cancertutor.com /WarBetween/War_Research.html   (1882 words)

 University of Minnesota Cancer Center: Research
The Cancer Center's eight research programs bring together scientists from different disciplines to discover specific processes that affect cancer.
They investigate what occurs inside the cells to trigger cancer and what can be done to stop these processes before cancer begins.
Through basic research in stem cell biology and immunology, they seek to translate their findings into innovative transplant methods.
www.cancer.umn.edu /page/research/trsplant/cord1.html   (461 words)

 Cancer Research and Treatment - City of Hope
City of Hope Cancer Center is one of the world's leading cancer research and treatment centers, and home to the renowned Beckman Research Institute.
Here, over 2,800 physicians, researchers, and health care professionals join forces to provide novel treatments and clinical trials, state-of-the-art care, and compassion for our patients.
Home to the Beckman Research Institute, research conducted at City of Hope has lead to remarkable discoveries that have helped millions of people worldwide.
www.cityofhope.org /cancer_research   (135 words)

 Center for Cancer Research - Staff Pages
He has also pioneered the development of gene therapy and was the first to successfully insert foreign genes into humans and to conduct clinical studies of the gene therapy of cancer.
More recently he and his group have cloned the genes encoding cancer regression antigens and have used these to develop cancer vaccines for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma.
His recent studies of cell transfer therapies have resulted in cancer regressions in patients associated with the clonal repopulation of lymphocytes with anti-tumor reactivity.
ccr.cancer.gov /staff/staff.asp?profileid=5757   (359 words)

 Cancer Center - MayoClinic.com
Find information on cancer, types of cancer, cancer resources, cancer treatments, cancer research and cancer symptoms.
Cancer resources and cancer research for a range of cancer treatments.
Cancer resources — whether you're in cancer treatment or a cancer survivor.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/cancer/CA99999   (158 words)

 Cancer Research UK : Cancer & Research
In this section you can learn about what cancer is, and how it makes people ill. You can also find out about Cancer Research UK's history, achievements, and current research projects.
Find out all about cancer and what Cancer Research UK is doing to tackle it…
Here, you will find out all about what cancer is, what causes it, and how it can be treated and prevented.
info.cancerresearchuk.org /cancerandresearch/?a=5441   (172 words)

Find out what our clinicians and cancer researchers are doing.
Required on-line training for UCSD faculty who are conducting clinical research involving people -- human subjects research.
The Office of Industry Relations identifies and manages partnerships between private industry and Cancer Center scientists to advance cancer research.
cancer.ucsd.edu /Research/index.asp   (145 words)

 Cancer Research Funding - National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the Nation’s principal agency for cancer research.
These funds support research at the Institute’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland and in laboratories and medical centers throughout the United States.
The Institute coordinates a national research program on cancer causes and prevention, detection and diagnosis, and treatment through various research projects and clinical trials.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/NCI/research-funding   (233 words)

 Center for Cancer Research
Investigators at the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) use diverse strategies to transform those mountains of jumbled data into understanding of human health and disease—and ultimately into developing ways to prevent and treat cancer.
Analysis of data from protein microarrays reveals the tricks used by cancer cells to evade normal controls on cell growth.
Because the growth and spread of cancer cells involves abnormal gene regulation, scientists need to understand the abnormal regulation.
ccr.cancer.gov /initiatives/bioinformatics.asp   (480 words)

 Cancer Research UK: Home
Cancer Research UK is the leading funder of cancer research in the UK Use this site to find out who we are, what we do, and how we raise funds.
Our supporters raise money for our vital research in many ways – from walking 5k to leaving a legacy.
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity No. 1089464.
www.cancerresearchuk.org /aboutus   (103 words)

 Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University - Research
The Cancer Center's research programs are organized around members' strengths and foster interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration.
With significant research in basic, clinical, prevention and control, behavioral and population-based investigations in addition to interactive research that bridges these scientific areas, the Cancer Center upholds its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a comprehensive cancer center.
The Cancer Center's research activities also include conducting early phase, innovative clinical trials and participating in the NCI's cooperative group system by providing leadership and patient accrual to clinical trials.
www.cancer.northwestern.edu /Research/Index.cfm   (199 words)

 Cancer Mechanisms Research Program Home | Research Programs | Norris Cotton Cancer Center
The Cancer Mechanisms Program fosters interactions and collaborations among basic and clinical scientists who study the mechanisms of normal cell and tissue behavior and how genetic changes in preneoplastic and neoplastic tissues lead to losses of controls that lead to cancer.
The program also encourages intra- and inter-programmatic collaborations to translate cancer mechanistic discoveries into novel and useful cancer preventative, diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic modalities.
Researchers in the Cancer Mechanism Program are expert in cancer gene discovery and validation; characterization of oncogene and tumor suppressor gene products with physical, biochemical and cellular assays; development of model organism-based systems to characterize gene functions and gene-drug interactions; and the tumor biology of human malignancies.
www.cancer.dartmouth.edu /research/mechanisms/index.shtml   (427 words)

 Cancer Research UK - Science and Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 2000 Professor Gordon McVie, Director-General of the Cancer Research Campaign (now Cancer Research UK) and Professor John Smith of University of Strathclyde met in Glasgow to discuss the role of medicinal mushrooms in the treatment of cancer.
The substantial range of medicinal mushroom species from which different bioactive compounds can be derived suggested that the humble mushroom could be a source of novel anti-cancer agents.
This monograph is a comprehensive overview of this subject from the technology of cultivation, extraction and chemistry of medicinal mushroom bioactive compounds to the clinical evidence that suggests an important therapeutic role in cancer, and other major diseases.
sci.cancerresearchuk.org /labs/med_mush/med_mush.html   (393 words)

 Cancer Research UK: the UK's leading cancer charity
Welcome to Cancer Research UK, the UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research.
Our websites have a wealth of information about cancer, our research, how to donate and more ways to support us.
Cancer Research UK makes key appointments to its governing council
www.cancerresearchuk.org   (177 words)

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