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2014-01-09 12:24:31

New Campaign to Raise Awareness in the Fight Against Childhood Cancers LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Baldrick's Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) will unveil a new print and broadcast public service announcement featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson. The PSA, entitled "In Play," is designed to increase awareness about childhood cancers and the critical importance for infants and children, and in particular teens and young adults with...

2014-01-08 23:26:38

Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich and Stand Up 2 Cancer Take Steps in the Fight Against Cancer with Dance 2 Donate Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich proudly announces the launch of “Dance 2 Donate,” benefitting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Eight participating Arthur Murray® Dance Studios in Connecticut have joined forces in the fight against cancer by inviting everyone to dance for the cause. Dance 2 Donate will benefit...

2013-12-09 10:16:39

Certain genetic alterations to the PAX gene family may be responsible for survival disparities seen between African-American and non-Latino white men with head and neck cancer, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9. "During the last 30 years, the overall five-year relative survival rates for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have...

2013-12-09 10:14:03

Knowledge about the efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in preventing cervical cancer was lacking in the majority of survey respondents for whom the information would be relevant, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9. "HPV infection can cause cervical cancer as well as other cancers such as anal and vulvar cancers. Recent data...

2013-12-04 23:22:04

R&D Systems supports cancer researchers with the release of 10 travel grants of a $1,000 each. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 R&D Systems, a leader in the development of high-quality proteins and immunoassays, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of 10 travel grants for scientists attending the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. The $1,000 awards support researchers working in academic or nonprofit institutions, and applicants need not be...

2013-11-27 15:48:08

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Women with certain mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast cancer. However, if a woman who comes...

2013-10-21 13:17:16

LEE011, a small-molecule inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) 4/6 being developed by Novartis Oncology, showed promising results in drug-resistant melanoma and drug-resistant breast cancer when tested in combination with other targeted therapies, and based on these preclinical results, several phase I clinical trials were launched recently, according to results presented here at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held October...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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