Crowdsourcing a Cure for Breast Cancer – £100 million and Game on at GE

photohas followed up its highly successful campaign with one called and its first target is breast cancer. O’Reilly Media . I find it hard to commend GE highly enough. They’ve teamed up with 4 leading VC firms (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Beyers, , , and .) to help speed any new ideas in early detection and cure through to market. But for any developer, data geek or designer with a new perspective you’ve got 28 days left.The use of a crowsourced model is the most inspiring part of the GE initiative. …

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Final word on cell phones and cancer: Reply hazy, try again

photoA new long-term study from Denmark’s Institute of Cancer Epidemiology examined the medical histories of more than 350,000 mobile phone users over a period of eighteen years. The study’s conclusion? Mobile phone users are at no greater risk for developing cancer in the brain or central nervous system than people who don’t use mobile phones. The study has been published in the British Medical Journal.

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Femara May Beat Tamoxifen at Preventing Breast Cancer’s Return

FRIDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) — The breast cancer drug letrozole, marketed as Femara, may be more effective than tamoxifen at preventing the return of breast cancer and improving survival among older women with hormone-sensitive breast cancers, a new study reports.
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