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Stand Up to Cancer Special Returns in September on 30 Channels

Stand Up to Cancer, a bi-annual special that has raised more than $260 million for cancer research, will return on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8/7c via ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and 26 other channels simultaneously.

The special features performances from music, film and TV stars. Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen (America: A Tribute to Heroes) will return as executive producers. The goal: To build public support for new cancer research and promising new treatments.

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In the first of five in SU2C's Dream Team series, Pancreatic Cancer Team Leaders Von Hoff and Thompson talk about the science behind their project.

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Stand Up To Cancer ‘s one-hour, commercial-free telecast aired on Friday, September 5, 2008 on ABC, NBC, and CBS, and was seen in over 170 countries.

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In the second of five in SU2C's Dream Team series, PI3K Team Leaders Cantley and Sawyer talk about the science behind their project, focusing on women's cancers.

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SU2C Dream Team scientists come together in Miami to share their team's early progress and discuss opportunities to collaborate with one another and bring us closer to the end of cancer.

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Stand Up to Cancer Special Returns in September on 30 Channels

Stand Up to Cancer, a bi-annual special that has raised more than $260 million for cancer research, will return on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8/7c via ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and 26 other channels simultaneously.

The special features performances from music, film and TV stars. Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen (America: A Tribute to Heroes) will return as executive producers. The goal: To build public support for new cancer research and promising new treatments.

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Stand Up to Cancer Returning for a Third Star-Studded Fundraiser

Stand Up to Cancer is returning to TV two years after its last star-studded fundraiser.

The event will be simulcast commercial-free on... read more

Stand Up To Cancer Fundraiser Returning in September

Stand Up To Cancer is returning to prime time after two years with a star-packed fundraiser hosted by the three network evening news anchors.

It will be simulcast commercial-free on ABC, CBS and NBC as well as on HBO, Discovery Health, E!, MLB Network and the Style Network on Friday, Sept. 10 at 8/7c. (More networks and cable channels are expected to join in.)

"Our goal with this telecast is to not only... read more

Networks, Celebs Unite for Historic Live Cancer Telethon

Cancer survivors Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong and Patrick Swayze were among 60 celebrities who made history Friday night when ABC, CBS and NBC united for a simultaneous, commercial-free hour devoted to a live telethon to help fight the disease.The Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser was led by some of the biggest names in music, sports, TV and film, while network news anchors Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams emceed the program. Brad Garrett was the guinea pig in a demonstration of a prostate exam, while NBA star Charles Barkley shared his colonoscopy with viewers. The worst part of the experience was fasting, Barkley said. "I'm a fat guy. I don't like to go the whole day without eating," he said.Jack Black, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and Keanu Reeves — along with presidential nominees John McCain and Barack Obama — were among the stars participating in the show. Neil Patrick Harris, America Ferrera, Christina Ricci and Kirsten Dunst answered phones.A vi... read more

Stars Join Cancer Fight

More than 60 celebrities headlined Friday night's Stand Up to Cancer TV special, a multi-network fundraiser benefiting cancer research.Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jack Black, Sheryl Crow, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, Sharon Osbourne, Scarlett Johansson and Lance Armstrong are just some of the names who were to be present for the evening of "edutainment," Laura Ziskin, executive producer and cancer survivor, told The Associated Press."There will be laughter. There will be tears," Ziskin, who created the nonprofit group behind the special, said. "And you'll learn something about how we can turn the outcome of this disease if we just set our minds to it."A slew of musicians, including Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna, were also scheduled to debut their charity single, "Just Stand Up," during the event.Stand Up to Cancer, hosted by Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams, aired simultaneously on ABC, NBC and CB... read more

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Premiered: September 05, 2008
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Premise: A fund-raiser for cancer research features reports by Brian Williams, Charles Gibson and Katie Couric. Appearing: Lance Armstrong; Christina Applegate; Elizabeth Edwards; Robin Roberts; Jennifer Aniston; Charlize Theron; Meryl Streep; Forest Whitaker; America Ferrera; Salma Hayek; David Cook; Dana Delany; Abigail Breslin; Scarlett Johansson; Masi Oka; and Marge and Homer Simpson. Included: Delany undergoes a mammogram; Couric and Breslin visit patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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