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Archive for 2011

Meet Don Listwin, Founder & Chairman of Canary Foundation

December 21, 2011

Don Listwin is the Founder & Chairman of  Canary Foundation. In this video interview, Don shares his inspiration for starting Canary, his vision for the future, and the exciting scientific progress in early cancer detection research. Have a question for Don? Post it here!


Welcome to the Canary Blog: Starting the Conversation

December 12, 2011

As Executive Director, I’d like to welcome you to discover and explore the brand new Canary Foundation website and blog. Over the last few months, we’ve been rediscovering our values, finessing our messaging, and evaluating methods of communication with donors and with the public. Building a new site and blog from the ground up has been a new experience (to say the least), but we’re thrilled with the results and hope you are as well!

Accountability has always been at the top of our list of core values. It’s of the utmost importance for us to communicate how donations are allocated for research, in addition to keeping our audience abreast of Canary’s latest scientific progress. On this blog you’ll find both of the above, as well as trends in cancer early detection, foundation news, multimedia content, event updates, and more.

Our goal is to facilitate candid conversations around what’s going on here at Canary- how we’re blazing trails in cancer early detection, how our research impacts communities and individuals, and how you can help.  We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but we’re 100% committed to meeting our goal of creating simple tests that will identify cancer at it’s earliest and most curable stage.  We invite you to develop a dialogue with us by commenting on our blog content, and through engagement on our social media channels.

Welcome again to the Canary blog- let’s get this conversation started!

Vardy’s Jewelers Celebrates 30 Years

October 28, 2011

Please join us in congratulating Vardy’s, a good friend of Canary Foundation for many years now, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary! They have a beautiful shop in Cupertino not far from 280 and also offer online consulting and purchasing. Vardy’s creates one-of –a- kind pieces and carries some of the finest jewelry available. They can turn your cherished heirloom that is safely stored away into a stunning modern piece you can wear today. Follow the link for information on their upcoming events.

Canary Researchers identify a recurrent fusion transcript that could provide a molecular marker for detection of ovarian cancer.

October 15, 2011

Most ovarian cancer deaths are caused by tumors of the serous histological type, which is rarely diagnosed before it has spread. By deep paired-end sequencing of mRNA from serous ovarian cancers, followed by deep sequencing of the corresponding genomic region, Drs. Brad Nelson, Charles Drescher, Patrick Brown, and others identified a recurrent fusion transcript.

More. To read the entire article, click here.