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Caris' Precision Oncology Alliance Welcomes the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:30am

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®(Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize health care, announced today that OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center has joined the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA). The POA is a growing network of leading cancer centers across the globe that collaborate to advance precision oncology and biomarker-driven research. POA members work together to establish and optimize standards of care for molecular testing through innovative research focused on predictive and prognostic markers that improve the clinical outcomes for cancer patients.

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  • Located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City, Stephenson Cancer Center is the state's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, providing a critical resource for patients seeking research-driven, patient-centered, multidisciplinary treatment.
  • "Stephenson Cancer Center is pleased to join the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance," said Kathleen Moore, M.D., Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, Virginia Kerley Cade Endowed Chair in Cancer Developmental Therapeutics, and Director of the Oklahoma TSET Phase 1 program.
  • "We are excited to welcome OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center to the growing Precision Oncology Alliance network," said Chadi Nabhan , M.D., MBA, FACP, Chairman of the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance.
  • OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma's only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center.

World's Most Successful Bike-a-thon, the Pan-Mass Challenge, Kicks Off 2022 Ride to Raise Record-Breaking $66 Million for Cancer Research

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:30pm

BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) will bring together more than 6,300 registered riders from around the globe for its 43rd ride with the goal of raising a record-breaking $66 million for cancer research and patient care at the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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  • If the PMC achieves its goal of raising $66 million this year, it will bring its total contributions to more than $897 million since 1980.
  • Cyclists from 8 countries and 43 states will participate in this year's ride, many in honor of a family member or friend fighting cancer.
  • The PMC has since raised $831 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund.
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world's leading centers of cancer research and treatment.

Volunteer registration now open for St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 2:42pm

Starting today, thousands of volunteer opportunities are open for registration to support St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+ , the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and one of the biggest community events in Memphis that takes place Dec. 1-3, 2022.

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  • Starting today, thousands of volunteer opportunities are open for registration to support St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+ , the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and one of the biggest community events in Memphis that takes place Dec. 1-3, 2022.
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    Starting today, thousands of volunteer opportunities are open for registration to support St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+, the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and one of the biggest community events in Memphis, Dec. 1-3, 2022.
  • St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend has raised more than $100 million since 2002 for the families of St. Jude.
  • Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org , liking St. Jude on Facebook , following St. Jude on Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn and TikTok , and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

MIDFIRST BANK MARKS $2 MILLION DONATION MILESTONE FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH IN OKLAHOMA

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 9:28pm

"Established revenue sources like the funds provided by MidFirst Bank through this program create a long-term impact," said Robert Mannel, M.D., Director of the Stephenson Cancer Center.

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  • "Established revenue sources like the funds provided by MidFirst Bank through this program create a long-term impact," said Robert Mannel, M.D., Director of the Stephenson Cancer Center.
  • "The work conducted at the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is a point of pride in Oklahoma," said MidFirst Bank Chairman and CEO Jeff Records.
  • Customers who open a MidFirst checking account with direct deposit and use the Pink VisaDebit Card, automatically generate a $50 donation from MidFirst Bank to the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.
  • MidFirst Bank serves Southern California through 1st Century Bank, as division of MidFirst Bank.

Bids, Birdies and Beats: Online Auction Opens Ahead of St. Jude JAM Concert Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 8:22pm

Today through August 10, bidding is open for an online auction affiliated with a special concert benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital : the St. Jude JAM presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee and HH Global.

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  • Today through August 10, bidding is open for an online auction affiliated with a special concert benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital : the St. Jude JAM presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee and HH Global.
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    Now through August 10, bidding is open for an online auction affiliated with the St. Jude JAM, a concert benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during the week of the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
  • The St. Jude JAM and auction are an exciting part of the week-long FedEx St. Jude Championship festivities, which do so much to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, said Richard C. Shadyac Jr. , president and CEO of ALSAC , the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
  • Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org , liking St. Jude on Facebook , following St. Jude on Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn and TikTok , and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

St. Jude patient art paints a global picture during FedEx St. Jude Championship

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 8:09pm

We are grateful for the decades of incredible support from FedEx, the PGA TOUR and the world's greatest golfers who will join us for the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

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  • We are grateful for the decades of incredible support from FedEx, the PGA TOUR and the world's greatest golfers who will join us for the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
  • Because of fundraising events like the St. Jude JAM and FedEx St. Jude Championship, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live.
  • Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness.
  • Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org , liking St. Jude on Facebook , following St. Jude on Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn and TikTok , and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Texas de Brazil's Annual Fundraiser Benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital August 1st - September 30th

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Monday, August 1, 2022 - 6:54pm

DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests dining at Texas de Brazil from August 1st to September 30th can join the Brazilian-American steakhouse brand as it launches its annual campaign to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.® Since beginning the partnership in 2013, Texas de Brazil and its patrons have raised nearly $1,000,000 for St. Jude.

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  • Since beginning the partnership in 2013, Texas de Brazil and its patrons have raised nearly $1,000,000 for St. Jude.
  • Guests dining at Texas de Brazil from August 1stSeptember 30th can join the brand as it launches its annual campaign.
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org , liking St. Jude on Facebook , following St. Jude on Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn and TikTok , and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Polaris Dawn Crew Visits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Inspires Patients to Reach for the Stars

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Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:20pm

The crew of the Polaris Dawn mission, which will push the boundaries of human space travel, took time out of training yesterday to make their first official visit to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital .

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  • The crew of the Polaris Dawn mission, which will push the boundaries of human space travel, took time out of training yesterday to make their first official visit to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital .
  • Like Inspiration4, the first all-civilian mission to orbit commanded by Isaacman last fall, the Polaris Program seeks to support the mission of St. Jude.
  • St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org , liking St. Jude on Facebook , following St. Jude on Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn and TikTok , and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Simulations Plus Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary with $25,000 Gift to Nonprofit International Organization for Childhood Cancer

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Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 1:30pm

During this 25th anniversary year, which commenced in July 2021, teams of long-tenured Simulations Plus employees researched various organizations and selected recipients aligned with the organization's vision and mission.

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  • During this 25th anniversary year, which commenced in July 2021, teams of long-tenured Simulations Plus employees researched various organizations and selected recipients aligned with the organization's vision and mission.
  • St. Jude creates more clinical trials for cancer than any other childrens hospital and turns laboratory discoveries into lifesaving treatments that benefit patients.
  • This strongly aligns with our mission to optimize treatment options and improve patient lives, said Shawn OConnor , CEO of Simulations Plus.
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Two-time cancer survivor accepts golf scholarship, pursuing medical career inspired by treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 1:45pm

Among those following the action on the course will be first-year college student Cross, a St. Jude cancer survivor who developed a love for golf during his treatment at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital .

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  • Among those following the action on the course will be first-year college student Cross, a St. Jude cancer survivor who developed a love for golf during his treatment at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital .
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    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital two-time cancer survivor Cross accepted a golf scholarship that will allow him to pursue his passion of one day becoming an orthopedic surgeon helping children undergoing cancer treatment.
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    He will be attending Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, this fall on a golf scholarship.
  • St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.