CRAB recently partnered with students from the Art Institute of Seattle’s Revolution Studios video production class to produce a film that accurately captures the work we’re doing at CRAB and brings our vision to life in a very real and meaningful way. The student-led production conveys a deep understanding of our organization’s rich history and our role in helping cure cancer.
CRAB Collaborates with the International Biometric Society
CRAB's Chief Scientific Officer Antje Hoering, Ph.D., has been elected as a representative from the Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society: http://www.biometricsociety.org/. The IBS promotes the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences, including biomedical science and public health, agriculture, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, and allied disciplines. Dr. Hoering will represent the organization to the international governing body of the IBS.
CRAB Presenting at Cancer Prevention Conference
CRAB will give an oral presentation at the American Society of Preventative Oncology (ASPO) in March 2014. The presentation is titled “Retention of Minority Populations in the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial” and will focus on participants of the SELECT clinical trial. For more information on ASPO visit their website. Information on SELECT may be found via the National Cancer Institute.
Partnership in Cancer Trials Brings Hope for Patients
Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) recently announced enrollment of the first patient into the inaugural clinical trial sponsored by its Clinical Trials Consortium (CTC). The CRAB CTC mission is to ensure rapid clinical testing of new and innovative cancer treatments, and is focusing on lung cancer as its first target. By engaging frontline treating oncologists to push the boundaries of patient care, the aim is to improve the standard of care and extend overall survival. The trial is being funded by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen subsidiary.
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You Shop and Amazon Donates to CRAB
In November 2013, Amazon.com launched a charitable program called AmazonSmile. This program is designed to give 0.5% of the price of every eligible purchase made to the charity of your choice. CRAB is participating in the program and is listed on the Amazon Smile site as “Cancer Research And Biostatistics”. Almost every product sold by Amazon is eligible and there is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate. Thank you for considering this option when making your online purchasing decisions!
CRAB Collaborates with Local Giving Campaigns
CRAB recently participated in two local fundraising campaigns: the King County Chapter of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the King County Government’s Employee Giving Program Expo (KCEGP). CRAB was proud to participate in these events.
The CFC creates opportunities for federal civilian, postal, and military employees to donate to local, national, and international non-profit organizations. CRAB joined other participating organizations to publicly thank the military and federal employees for their participation in the Combined Federal Campaign’s employee giving program.
The KCEGP showcases King County’s Employee Giving Program, a philanthropy resource for County employees. The Program includes an Annual Giving Drive in which County employees may make donations to hundreds of local non-profit organizations. CRAB was proud to be selected for participation at the September 2013 KCEGP employee appreciation event.