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SU2C and the Dutch Cancer Society Form a Dream Team to Improve Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

November 18, 2014 – Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Dutch Cancer Society, KWF Kankerbestrijding (KWF), along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced today the formation of an international Dream Team of top research scientists with the goal of improving early detection of colorectal cancer, currently the world’s fourth-leading cause of cancer death.

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Ken Burns’ “Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies” to Premiere on PBS March 30-April 1, 2015

November 10, 2014 - Ken Burns Presents CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a three-part, six-hour documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns, will air on PBS March 30-April 1, 2015, WETA Washington, D.C. announced today.

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SU2C Epigenetics Dream Team Continues With $7.5 Million Funding From Van Andel Research Institute

November 11, 2014 – The work of one of the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) inaugural Dream Teams, launched in 2009 to focus on epigenetic therapy in cancer treatment, will continue with the commitment of $7.5 million from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI). Peter A. Jones, PhD, DSc, VARI’s research director and chief scientific officer, and Stephen Baylin, MD, deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, will serve as leaders of the Dream Team.

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SU2C and The V Foundation Call for Investigators to Apply to Convergence Research Teams Ideas Lab

November 10, 2014 – Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and The V Foundation announced today their invitation for applications from junior and senior investigators with a demonstrated background in biological research to participate in an Ideas Lab to be held February 13 – 18, 2015.

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Christina Applegate Appears In New Campaign For SU2C and Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

November 6, 2014 – Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA®) have collaborated on a new print, radio and digital public service campaign featuring actress and cancer survivor Christina Applegate. The public service announcement (PSA), entitled “When You Don’t Know What to Say, Stand Up,” highlights the ways friends and family can provide support to a loved one diagnosed with cancer.

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