San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2010
GenWay Biotech, Inc. is proud to announce its participation in and sponsorship of the second annual San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer 5K Walk. GenWay will be showcasing their You Test You Cancer Assessment at the event which will be held on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 at 9am in Cancer Survivor Park, near Harbor Island. Please visit http://www.sandiegobreathofhope.org for more information about the event and learn how to register as an individual or team.
The You Test You Cancer Assessment is a blood test that measures a protein biomarker called tFFDP which highly correlates with development and progression of lung cancer as well as 18 other cancer types and can provide evidence to a physician that a malignant tumor may be present. This test has been specifically Health Canada approved as an aid in detecting and monitoring lung cancer. The You Test You Cancer Assessment can be ordered directly online from the website: http://www.youtestyou.com. This enables individuals to take a proactive step and routinely test themselves for cancer. This is particularly important for lung cancer which is the deadliest cancer type mainly because it is primarily detected in the later stages of the disease.
The California chapter of Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is hosting the San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk to raise awareness and defy some common myths about lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance is a national non-profit organization that has made excellent strides in obtaining funding for lung cancer research receiving more than $35 million from the federal government in recent years. The San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer walk alone raised an impressive $155,000 for research in its first year in 2009. Lung Cancer Alliance offers a tremendous lung cancer information resource on their website and can be found at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org
GenWay Biotech, Inc. is a biotechnology company based in San Diego, CA that manufactures and supplies reagents such as antibodies and antigens, and products that aid in the early detection and monitoring of various diseases. The Company's proprietary technology platform specializes in producing avian IgY antibodies from proteins of human, animal, plant, bacterial and other sources. GenWay also offers single chain recombinant scFv and shark vNAR antibody technologies. More than 50,000 products are available from the Company's catalog. GenWay is also actively developing novel diagnostic tests in the field of cardiovascular and sexually transmitted disease diagnostics.
About San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk:
The San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk is the premiere lung cancer event/walk in Southern California. The event was founded in 2009 by a group of local lung cancer survivors in San Diego, who were once strangers to each other, yet were brought together by the common bond of battling lung cancer. Held at the Cancer Survivors Park in Downtown San Diego, this annual 5K walk raises awareness and funds to support Lung Cancer Alliance's unique mission: leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering patients, elevating awareness and changing health policy. For more information about San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk, please visit: http://www.sandiegobreathofhope.org
For more information about the You Test YouTM Cancer Assessment, please visit http://www.youtestyou.com or contact Dr. Jill Dombrauckas, (858)458-0866 x119.