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May 14, 1995
Breast cancer researcher Dr. Susan Love, director of the UCLA Breast Center, will be presented with a Spirit of Achievement award by a national women's organization. The award, presented by the National Women's Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, was created to honor accomplished women in their careers. Dr. Love, author of "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book," was one of the first advocates for early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
January 20, 1989
Michael Shimkin, a Siberian-born researcher who began studying the link between smoking and lung cancer more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 76. Shimkin, a professor emeritus at UC San Diego, died of a stroke Monday at the medical center there, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Shimkin was one of the first researchers to explore the causes of cancer, beginning his work in the 1930s. Among his achievements were studies in the 1950s that were among the first to connect smoking and lung cancer.
April 16, 2001
Thank you so much for making your readers aware of many of the issues faced by lung cancer survivors ("Little Sympathy for Ex-Smokers," March 26), and of the discrepancy in funding for finding a cure and early detection methods, relative to breast cancer. The emphasis on prevention of lung cancer through smoking cessation has completely obscured the need for a cure. If everyone stopped smoking today, there will still be lung cancer for several generations to come. VICTORIA COLGAN San Francisco I was astounded to learn about the possible gender gap in lung cancer ("Lung Cancer: Signs of a Gender Gap," March 26)
Dr. Ernst Wynder, pioneering cancer researcher and the founding president of the American Health Foundation, has died at the age of 77. Wynder, one of the first to warn of smoking as a cause of cancer, died Wednesday in a New York City hospital of thyroid cancer. A research endocrinologist, he also uncovered links between nutrition and cancer and was among the first to associate fat intake with leading cancers of the colon and endocrine-related organs.
October 6, 2000 | TRACI ISAACS
Nurses, doctors and about 2,000 other volunteers will take a hike Saturday as part of a fund-raising walk for cancer research. About 200 medical professionals from Simi Valley Hospital are expected for the 24-hour Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event. Thirteen teams from the hospital have set a fund-raising goal of $26,000, to be used for cancer research. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Royal High School, 1402 Royal Ave. and ends at 10 a.m. Sunday.
January 6, 1990
The $100,000 Hammer Prize for cancer research will be awarded to Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr., former director of the National Cancer Institute, and Dr. Emil Frei III of Harvard University. The recipients of the 1989 prize were announced in Los Angeles this week by Armand Hammer, chairman and chief executive officer of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
June 2, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
A golf tournament to raise money for pediatric cancer research will be held Monday at the Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach. The $200 entry fee includes golf, cart, luncheon on the course, an awards banquet and entry to a live and silent auction. The tournament is sponsored by the Jonsson Cancer Center Orange County Guild and the Roosters of Orange County, a men's social and charitable organization. Tournament information and reservations: (714) 832-9874.
June 16, 1994 | Associated Press
At least 11 institutions falsified data, failed to enroll patients properly or misplaced key data in a national breast cancer research project, officials told Congress on Wednesday. A re-examination of clinical trial records at 120 of the 500 institutions participating in the National Surgical Adjuvent Breast and Bowel Project have found what one official called "serious problems" at sites including Memorial Cancer Research Foundation in Los Angeles and UC Davis.
August 31, 1992 | MATT LAIT
A race to raise money for breast cancer research has been scheduled for late next month in Newport Beach. Billed as the first "Race for the Cure" in Southern California, the event is one of 24 races being held across the nation. The local contest will consist of a five-kilometer and one-mile fun run or walk and will take place Sept. 27 at Newport Center Fashion Island.
September 24, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A Cal State Northridge program that researches the spread of cancer has been awarded a $30,000 research grant from a private foundation. The latest grant, awarded earlier this month from the Joseph Drown Foundation, brings the total to $200,000 given by the organization to the university's Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology, program head Steven Oppenheimer said. Researchers will use the funding to examine how cell adhesion works in sea urchins.
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