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Guest Blog: My & Team Kim’s Journey – Ben Wang, Team In Training participant & founder of Team Kim

That was the worst part about having cancer, sometimes: The physical evidence of disease separates you from other people. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars I know my wife, Kim, felt that way. Maybe it was the filter mask that gave … Continue reading

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Team Perfect Match runs NWM

Kelley Cohen, a young school teacher from San Francisco who once had leukemia, will run the Nike Women’s half-marathon alongside a man with whom she shares a very special connection. Joe DiNatale, from Pennsylvania, is the man who saved her … Continue reading

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Wanabe like Gleevec

In 2001, a “magic little pill” called Gleevec changed cancer treatment forever and chronic myeloid leukemia became a managable chronic condition with minimal side effects. Now fast forward to present day; Gleevec has FDA approval for ten different cancers. Think of the number of … Continue reading

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Finding a new therapy for MDS

Today there are just a handful of treatments for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a condition that involves ineffective blood cell production. Patients often develop severe anemias and require frequent blood transfusions. In the worst case scenario, MDS can evolve into … Continue reading

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jgwkia

To the general eye, jgwkia looks like a random bunch of letters. To the Salesforce.com team, it’s a familiar rally cry for a much loved employee. It stands for “JG Will Kick Its ___” (fill in the blank). The “it” … Continue reading

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Drug repurposing = Faster new therapies

Drug development is an expensive and slow process. It can take millions of dollars and upwards of 10-15 years for a new cancer drug to get to patients. Which is why a team of researchers from Stanford (Marina Sirota, Joel Dudley, and Atul … Continue reading

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