breast cancer http://apr.org en Ala. Cancer Center To Receive $550,000 Donation http://apr.org/post/ala-cancer-center-receive-550000-donation <P>The University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center is set to receive a $550,000 donation from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.</P> <P>The&nbsp;foundation has donated nearly $4 million to the center since 1996.</P> <P>Officials say the money will be used to help recruit and retain researchers in hopes of obtaining more high-profile grants.</P> <P>The University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center employs more than 330 physicians and researchers who help treat more than 5,000 patients annually.</P> <P>Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.</P> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:12:37 +0000 The Associated Press 23406 at http://apr.org Ala. Cancer Center To Receive $550,000 Donation UAB Giving Cancer Prevention Program Positive Feedback http://apr.org/post/uab-giving-cancer-prevention-program-positive-feedback <p>The University of Alabama at Birmingham says a new federal program focused on disease prevention is having a positive impact on the region. UAB&rsquo;s local coalition aims to decrease death rates for cervical and breast cancer.</p><p>&ldquo;Our program focused on women in eight counties in Alabama, particularly around screening for breast cancer and cervical cancer,&rdquo; says Dr. Edward Partridge, Director of UAB&rsquo;s Comprehensive Cancer Society.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:27:43 +0000 Maggie Martin 15362 at http://apr.org UAB Giving Cancer Prevention Program Positive Feedback