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The Sound of Ideas

Raising Awareness for Cancer Research

Posted Thursday, September 9, 2010

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On Saturday, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will send thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters walking together through Cleveland. Breast cancer has a strong following, but where's the momentum for curing other types of cancer? Are deadlier cancers such as that of the lung, liver and pancreas receiving enough federal cash for research? And what role do events like Race for the Cure play? Raising money and awareness for cancer research, Thursday at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.



Dr. John Sweetenham, Vice Chair of Clinical Research at Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Mitchell Machtay, Chair of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals
Diana Rowden, VP of Survivorship and Outcomes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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mark 9:12 AM 9/9/10

Sick people are GOOD BUSINESS. 

I only got here 1/2 way maybe I missed it.
Where is the notion of, discussion of, research funding for PREVENTION &/or causation? Where’s the balance?

Extend this...(except for cigarettes), Prevention is virtually never discussed and seldom funded in approaches to cancer & other chronic lifestyle &/or environmental sourced ailments.

(How many industries would need to be changed or even destroyed if we connected the environmental dots?)

The moderator has no follow-up & the Dr.s politely punt when replying on the subject of alternate (NON-pharmaceutical/medical industrial complex controlled), treatment methods.

Sick people are good business...Follow the money. Follow the money! There are multi-billion dollar interests involved in treating sick people…

What’s the economics of PREVENTING people from getting sick in the 1st place? A bit harder to get rich on - I think. 


JD Breast Cancer Foundation 9:15 AM 9/9/10

JD Breast Cancer Foundation is a local, 501 (c)(3) with a mission to provide essential services to young women with breast cancer by offering financial assistance, emotional support, and education to enhance survivorship.  In 2009, JD Breast Cancer Foundation supported over 1,000 women and their families through our financial aid and education services.  2009 saw an increase in our request for financial aid support of 25%, a direct result of the challenging economy and growing need of women and their families to seek financial support for basic needs such as mortgage and rent payments, groceries, and utility bills.
Without the support of Komen NEO, our organization would not be able to provide these programs in the community.  While research is imperative to learn more about the disease, Komen NEO’s Race supports programs and initiatives right here at home.  As an example, Komen NEO is supporting our 2nd Annual Young Suvivors’ Symposium with keynote speakers Kris Carr, Author and Filmmaker of “Crazy, Sexy, Cancer” and Rev. Dr. Laurie Hafner to be held October 2, 2010.  Learn more at:


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