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Cater Hall Illumination for breast cancer awareness set for Thursday night

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The sixth annual Cater Hall Illumination will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, to bring awareness about breast cancer to Auburn University and the community.

Cater Hall, along with Samford Hall and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, will be lit in pink after a brief program on the Cater Hall porch. Guest speakers for the event will include cancer survivors Pat Abrams and Assistant Professor Karla Simmons of the College of Human Sciences. American Cancer Society representatives also will be on hand to provide informational pamphlets. The event is open to the public.

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Auburn launches ‘One Medicine’ cancer initiative

AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a new initiative to accelerate cancer innovation from the laboratory to the clinic. The Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer, or AURIC, embodies “One Medicine” – the concept that sees human and animal health as a single field where discoveries in one species advance health in both species.

“In 2010, more than 23,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed and more than 10,000 people died of cancer in Alabama,” said Bruce Smith, AURIC director. “In addition to being ill with cancer or seeing relatives endure pain, many Alabamians have also watched a beloved pet suffer from this disease. Animals and humans share many of the same cancers and what we learn in treating a tumor in a dog can teach us more about treating the same tumor in a person.”

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Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine designated Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine

Valery Petrenko (left), principal investigator of Auburn's Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine, is shown with researcher Olusegun Fagbohun.

AUBURN – The National Institutes of Health has designated Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine a Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine. The five-year, $1.7 million award is part of a larger, $13.5 million grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute which established a Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence.

Auburn University researchers will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, industry and government partners to develop new nanotechnology-based strategies for treatment of lung, pancreatic and breast cancers. Studies will involve both the design and testing of new nano-therapeutic strategies and related delivery systems.

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Auburn student-soldier rallies football fans around signee, cancer research

AUBURN – Josiah Greene never has been one to get caught up in all the hype surrounding college football recruiting, but this year, the College of Ag animal sciences major and ardent Auburn fan got hooked.

From his U.S. Army Reserve quarters at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, Greene cruised the Internet almost daily in the months and weeks leading up to national signing day 2010, keeping up with the latest rumors on which high-school football standouts were leaning toward Auburn.

“It was a way for me to connect to home,” says Greene, who, as a soldier in the Reserve’s Battle Group Med Falcon unit, was a good 5,500 miles from his Auburn home on a nine-month peacekeeping mission. “I didn’t feel so far away.”

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