You’ve given thanks with your loved ones, braved the Black Friday crowds at the mall and found great online shopping deals on Cyber Monday.
Now, it’s time to give back…
Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) announced today it is joining a movement called #GivingTuesday that encourages people to support their favorite charities. This day of online giving, now in its third year, has grown into a global drive of generosity. Last year, an estimated $27 million was raised by more than 10,000 organizations!
Our campaign seeks to raise $15,000 on December 2nd. Our friends can support CRAB in any way they choose (see below).
Everyone can be a philanthropist...
So much of the messaging we see this time of year is about getting gifts, presents, discounts. On #GivingTuesday people all over the country demonstrate the importance of giving, of supporting others.
CRAB Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement
CRAB is focused on people, people you may know - people with underfunded and under-researched cancers, the ones we can’t yet routinely cure, such as myeloma, pancreatic and lung cancers. Today, these three cancers alone take more than 209,000 lives a year in the U.S.
We need to reduce these numbers – you can help.
In the last year alone, CRAB helped bring new choices to patients– one of these could be the one that makes a difference. With your contributions, we can build upon these successes to provide more treatment options to even more cancer patients, sooner.
How can I give back to CRAB on #GivingTuesday?
On this day of giving, there are many ways for people to come together to celebrate generosity and give:
- Use your social media networks to tell your family and friends, your community, your company or organization how you plan to give to CRAB!
- Consider making a donation to CRAB - it’s an easy few clicks away on the CRAB website (Look for the DONATE button at the bottom of site). If you work for an organization that offers matching gift donations, you can use this benefit to maximize your CRAB support!
- Extend your generosity, leave a legacy and reduce your gift and estate tax. Consider CRAB in your estate planning through a charitable bequest or by allocating gifts through your will or living trust.
Thank you for Supporting CRAB on #GivingTuesday!
Pancreatic Cancer Research at CRAB Receives Support from Northwest Artist
Lampwork bead artist, Valerie Coxon, RN, PhD, owner of AnnieAlta, will donate the sale of three necklaces to support pancreatic cancer research at CRAB when she participates in Purple Friday Weekend, a fine arts and craft show. The event will be held Nov. 28 to 30 (Noon to 6 pm) at the Ryan James Fine Arts gallery located at 11905 124th Ave NE in Kirkland. Her gift to CRAB is inspired to help pancreatic cancer research and to honor the recent passing of a friend of the Ryan James gallery, Stephen Hal Mohlman, following his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Please read the full story about NW Artist’s Purple Donation.
CRAB Appoints Dr. Antje Hoering as New CEO
Seattle, WA. November 3rd, 2014. Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) announced today that its Board of Directors named Dr. Antje Hoering as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2015. Dr. Hoering brings distinguished academic and scientific achievements, executive leadership and over 15 years of experience to the role. Dr. Hoering, currently the Chief Scientific Officer at CRAB, presently serves as the lead statistician for the SWOG Myeloma Committee and is an active member of the Myeloma Steering Committee for the National Clinical Trials Network. Dr. Hoering also serves as the Director of the Biostatistics Core for a SPORE grant funded through the Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration, and is the Co-Director of the Biostatistics Core for a Program Project through the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy.
Dr. John Crowley, CRAB’s current CEO says “Antje brings a unique and comprehensive background in applied and methodological research in biostatistics, encompassing areas such as the design and analysis of oncology clinical trials, as well as the analysis of a wide variety of correlative data. I have worked with Antje for 10 years at CRAB, and am proud to hand over the leadership reins to her.”
Dr. Antje Hoering comments, “I am honored and humbled to be taking over the reins from our founder, John Crowley. This is a very exciting time for oncology clinical trials and CRAB. There have been great advances in the treatment of cancer over the last few years and it is now more important than ever to definitively test the efficacy and tolerability of these treatments in soundly-designed clinical trials. CRAB offers an integrated, state-of-the-art infrastructure including sophisticated statistics, secure electronic data capture as well as experienced data management to lead such trials.”
Hoering will succeed John Crowley, CRAB’s founder and CEO since 1997, who will stay on to focus on research and project activities and will continue to serve as CRAB’s Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Hoering will be based at CRAB’s headquarters in Seattle, WA.
About Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB)
CRAB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help conquer cancer and other diseases through the application of biostatistical principles and innovative data management methods. CRAB provides a complete suite of cancer clinical trial services including the design of therapeutic and prevention trials, customized electronic data capture platforms, and data management and statistical services from clinical protocol design to final data analysis and presentation.
For more information, visit www.crab.org.
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CRAB Presents at CANSSI in Toronto
Dr. Antje Hoering presented at the Workshop on Statistical Issues in Biomarker and Drug Co-development. The workshop was held in Toronto and sponsored by CANSSI, the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute.
The 1.5-day workshop on biomarker and drug co-development focused on education of researchers about emerging developments in statistical designs and analyses for clinical trials and translational research, as well as to identify open statistical problems for which attendees will consider organizing research proposals. International experts provided an introduction to biomarker data and an overview of current design, analysis, and reporting principles with issues for research. Workshop participants solidified their knowledge about the current state of the field(s); networked, identified knowledge gaps and to proposed research initiatives that will be the focus of a full grant application which will globally enhance and expedite biomarker research.
For more details about the workshop please visit its website at http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/14-15/biomarker/.
PurpleStride 2014: Pasta and Participation
Members of CRABCares, CRAB colleagues and their familes joined together over the past week, at CRAB and at Magnusson Park in Seattle's Sand Point neighborhood, to support CRABCares' participation in PurpleStride 2014. Much support and merriment was shared to benefit pancreatic cancer research.
The CRABCares pasta potluck on October 30th featured the cooking talents of CRAB employees who dazzled diners with baked ziti, spaghetti and quinoa noodles, among other dishes. Raffle prizes were won and smiles were spotted. On November 2nd colleagues gathered under CRAB's canopy at PurpleStride 2014 to share cocoa, doughnuts, run/walk strategies and cheers.
Responsibility for Pancreatic Cancer Research Team Moves to Seattle Non-Profit Institution
Seattle, WA. September 10, 2014 Seattle’s own Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB), and Translational Drug Development (TD2) in Scottsdale, would like to jointly announce CRAB’s assumption of responsibility for the PCRT, a world-renowned consortium comprised of a team of pancreatic cancer experts committed to improve treatment outcomes for patients with this deadly cancer.
Founded by leaders in pancreatic cancer clinical research, the PCRT is a consortium of more than 40 clinics and leading research institutions worldwide and serves as a premiere resource for the latest clinical trials. In addition, the PCRT provides a valuable collaborator for biotech and pharmaceutical companies looking to develop new agents for patients with pancreas cancer. This network provides the world's most coordinated effort dedicated to rapidly translating research discoveries into new treatments and care.
“Dr. John Crowley and CRAB have a distinguished record in clinical trials excellence. The PCRT has been working with the CRAB team for over ten years. It is gratifying to see CRAB take this growing group of devoted investigators to the next level”, said Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, Physician in Chief, Distinguished Professor, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Chief Scientific Officer, Scottsdale Healthcare, and one of the Founders and current Board member of PCRT.
You may access the full press release at this link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/9/prweb12163611.htm