Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Research Fundraiser


please share this email with your friends, families, and co-workers

the flier is attached to this email as well, so that you may print and post it in your workplace if you wish!

thank you for supporting this critical research by attending a fun event!


 

WHEN: Saturday July 30, 2016

Where: Capri Clubhouse

Time 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Benefiting: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research at UF Cancer & Genetics

Cost: $40.00

 

Please join us for High Tea at the Capri Clubhouse located at 4412 NW 36th Drive. You will be served tea, mimosas, finger sandwiches, and desserts.

Seating is limited, so please purchase your tickets early.

 

Survivors Barb Thomas and Terry Weber are passionate about helping others who are fighting breast cancer. As founders of Survivors for Research, it is our goal to provide funding to the researchers at UF Cancer & Genetics. With your help, that goal can be reached.

 

To purchase tickets, go to our website – www.survivors4research.org

Click on the Donate button, and fill in the necessary fields. In the message section, write “TEA ticket" so we know you’re attending the Tea. If you are purchasing multiple tickets, please also include the names of the others attending.  OR, you may write a check payable to Survivors for Research, Inc. and mail it to : P.O. Box 358584 Gainesville, FL 32635.  Write “TEA” on the bottom left of the check.

 

CAPRI is located off 34th Street, just north of 39th Avenue. Driving north, Capri will be a left turn onto 44th Place. The clubhouse is at the end of 44th Place. There is a small parking lot, with additional parking on one side of 44th Place.  Signs will indicate parking.

 

Wear your favorite hat and dress! There will be a “Best Hat” contest. There will also be some great items to be raffled, so bring some cash J.  Raffle tickets will be $5 each or 3 for $10.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Terry at 352-278-3764.  Hope to see you there!

 

Thank you,

 

 

Barb and Terry



 

 

Survivors for Research, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that raises awareness of and research dollars for Triple Negative Breast Cancer research at the University of Florida, Cancer and Genetics Research Complex. Survivors for Research is not affiliated with the University of Florida.

Donations to Survivors for Research, Inc. are tax deductible.

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Join us! June 30, 2016 Our Community, Our Health: Women's Heart Health


Register for the in-person event here

View the live stream link (6-7 p.m. EST) here

HealthStreet, a community-engaged research initiative at the University of Florida, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, are hosting the 7th Our Community, Our Health event (OCOH) on women's heart health. This town hall meeting facilitates two-way communication between the community and researchers. We share ideas about priorities for health research and ways to communicate research findings and blends ideas for research from multiple stakeholders across the country.

Topic for the next OCOH:     Women’s Heart Health

Date:                                             June 30, 2016

Format:                                         Local reception (optional) 5:30 to 6 p.m. EST   

                                                                 Live streamed town hall 6 to 7 p.m. EST

Friday, June 17, 2016

Cancer prevention on-line curriculum from UF/IFAS Extension - now FREE


The UF IFAS Extension service has an on-line, self-directed cancer prevention program, Take Control to Reduce Your Cancer Risk, which is available to anyone at no cost. The program could be of interest to cancer survivors as well as their family members, who may be at high risk for cancer. It is targeted to adults of all ages.


Please share this information  wherever there may be an interest in learning about reducing cancer risk through lifestyle choices. The link to the registration page at UF is on the brochure and included here: http://tinyurl.com/TakeControlUF.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cancer Connections news

There is a relatively new website managed by a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients and their families find financial assistance:

  cancerfac.org

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If you are interested in seeing how cancer cells spread:

Spying on Cancer   By Suzanne B. Robotti for the NIH

clik on the link below, or cut and paste, then watch an amazing video
directorsblog.nih.gov/2016/02/04/cool-videos-spying-on-cancer-cell-invasion/   
Published: February 5, 2016Some cancers are aggressive and fast-growing, requiring equally aggressive treatment. Most cancer deaths are caused by cancer that’s metastasized, or spread from the original location to enter the bloodstream and pop up in other, cancer friendly locations. Others are what H. Gilbert Welch calls “turtles”: slow moving and maybe not needing painful and debilitating treatment right away.
What if we could “spy” on cancer cells and actually see how they break off from a tumor and enter the bloodstream? Maybe we can: Here is a video released by the NCI (National Cancer Institute) that shows, in live time, breast cancer cells breaking from the tumor and entering the bloodstream.
Even better, it shows that those cells use tight ropes (collagen fibers) and have accomplices, a set of our own key immune cells, called macrophages.
This demonstrates the coming together of the key cells that create a TMEM:
‘Metastasis requires the presence of three cells in direct contact on a blood vessel wall: a tumor cell that produces the protein MENA; a peri-vascular macrophage (cells that guide tumor cells to blood vessels); and a blood-vessel endothelial cell. The presence of three such cells in contact with each other is called a tumor microenvironment of metastasis, or TMEM.’ –Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Other studies have shown that TMEM testing of breast cancer tumors have predicted the likelihood of metastasis.
Now that we know how cancer cells break out of tumors and enter the bloodstream, the next step is to slow or stop the process or — even better — to anticipate it. If scientists can figure out which tumors are going to release cells, we’ll know which tumors need aggressive care and which probably will sit around, bothering no one.

Cancer Connections on June 22

 
On June 22nd, Dr. David Ostrov (of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the UF Cancer Center) will discuss how researchers
are enhancing T cell responses in cancer patients, resulting in durable, beneficial effects against a diverse set of cancer cell types. Several approaches to boosting immune responses in cancer patients will be covered.
 

Dr. Ostrov's presentation will begin at 12:10, so please arrive at HealthStreet no later than 12 noon.

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directions to HealthStreet (2401 "old" Archer road)


Call Erick at HealthStreet at 294-4871 by Tuesday the 21st if you would like to the take the free shuttle to and from the meeting.  The shuttle picks up at the Davis Cancer Center, the V.A., the U.F. Health cancer hospital, and at Hope Lodge, by reservation.
 
Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in hearing            Dr. Ostrov's presentation, or in attending future meetings.
 
2016 schedule of meetings and confirmed speakers
 
FRIDAY July 29         Dr. Robert Hromas
Aug. 24                       Dr. Thom George
Sept. 28                      Dr. Jonathan Licht  note change of date and speaker
Oct. 19                        Dr. Tina Lam
Nov. 9                         pending
Dec. 14                       Dr. Karen Daily
 
Hope to see you on the 22nd for a great presentation!
and please 'like' Cancer Connections' facebook page!
 
many thanks,
Barb

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tea for a Cure


WHEN: Saturday July 30, 2016

Where: Capri Clubhouse

Time 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Benefiting: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research at UF Cancer & Genetics

Cost: $40.00

 

Please join us for High Tea at the Capri Clubhouse located at 4412 NW 36th Drive. You will be served tea, mimosas, finger sandwiches, and desserts. Seating is limited, so please purchase your tickets early.

 

Survivors Barb Thomas and Tery Weber are passionate about helping others fighting Breast Cancer. As founders of Survivors for Research it is our goal to provide funding to the researchers at UF Cancer & Genetics. With your help that goal can be reached.

 

To purchase tickets, write a check payable to Survivors for Research, Inc. and mail it to : P.O. Box 358584 Gainesville, FL 32635. Write “TEA” on the bottom left of the check.  Website coming soon!

 

CAPRI is located off 34th Street just north of 39th Avenue. Driving north Capri will be a left turn onto 44th Place. The clubhouse is at the end of 44th Place. There is a small parking lot, additional parking is on one side of 44th Place, and signs will indicate parking.

 

Wear your favorite hat and dress! There will be a “Best Hat” contest. There will also be some great items to be raffled, so bring some cash J.  Raffle tickets will be $5 each or 3 for $10.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Terry at 352-278-3764. Hope to see you there!

 

Thank you,

 

 

Barb and Terry

barb@survivors4research.org


 

 

 

 

 

 

Survivors for Research, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that raises awareness and research dollars for Triple Negative Breast Cancer research at the University of Florida, Cancer and Genetics Research Complex. Survivors for Research is not affiliated with the University of Florida

Donations to Survivors for Research, Inc. are tax deductible.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UF Health Integrative Medicine - Focus Group


When

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Where

UF Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive

Gainesville , FL 32608

Description

Acupuncture, meditation, massage – practices once considered alternatives to conventional medicine – are now becoming mainstream in hospitals and medical schools nationwide. 

You are invited to participate in a focus group discussion surrounding UF Health’s Integrative Medicine program, which plans to expand services to individuals interested in exploring the potential benefits of incorporating complementary therapies with conventional treatments. Explore an integrative approach to optimizing your health while managing your current health conditions, leading to a partnership between our community and health professionals within UF Health.

  • Afternoon & evening times available 
  • Honorarium and refreshments provided for your participation. 
  • Advanced registration required 
  • View flyer (PDF)

 For more information or to participate, please contact Rachel Rivera at Rachel.Rivera@medicine.ufl.edu or call 352.265.8384.