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ATHENA Akron donates to Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation

FAIRLAWN — To further its mission to bring together and support women leaders in Summit County, ATHENA Akron Inc. donated $1,000 to the Northeast Ohio-based Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation at its 2017 ATHENA Akron annual Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon held in December at Fairlawn Country Club. At the meeting, ATHENA Akron officials designated part of […]

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3rd Annual Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation Fundraiser: Stories of Support

Please join us in the battle against breast cancer! OUR HISTORY & MISSION: The Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Akron, Ohio in 2012 by Carole and Robin Reid. Originally known as the Carole & Robin Reid Foundation, our name changed to the “Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation” in 2014. Our […]

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Judit Puskas Is 2017 Charles Goodyear Medalist

Dr. Judit E. Puskas, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, the University of Akron, will be awarded the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal. The most prestigious award given by Rubber Division, ACS, honors an individual for outstanding invention, innovation or development which resulted in significant change or contribution to the nature of the rubber industry. Puskas’ […]

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2nd Annual Cupcakes for a Cause

Dear Friend, The Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation (BCIF) raises funds and donates to universities and charitable research institutions conducting breast cancer research that will benefit women by transferring innovations from the laboratory to the bedside. The research group of Professor Judit E. Puskas at The University of Akron has been working on the design and manufacture of polymer agents […]

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Puskas with new implant shell (left hand) and current Silicone gel implant (right hand).Credit:: Gabor Kaszas

New Material Offers Safer Breast Implants, Integrates Cancer Treatment

By Ellen Ferrante National Science Foundation December 17, 2012 This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one in eight American women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Out of those women […]

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