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2010-06-05 14:00:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented preliminary data that shows nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, therapeutic agents used to promote bone health and inhibit resorption, may cause a slightly poorer survival rate in post-menopausal women with early stage breast cancer who take them for their anti-osteoporosis properties. The findings were announced today at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology...

2010-06-05 08:00:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data showing that by combining two treatment agents in the care of multiple myeloma patients, doctors can use higher dosages of chemotherapy before autologous stem cell transplant while alleviating painful and debilitating side effects like severe oral mucositis (mouth ulcers). The findings were announced today at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual...

2010-06-02 13:13:00

DETROIT, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in cooperation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), is introducing the Environmental Cancer Program to physicians statewide July 1. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The program trains primary care physicians to accurately identify and diagnose cancers and other...

2010-05-24 15:54:00

DETROIT, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announced today that its spin-off company Delphinus Medical Technologies, LLC, has secured $8 million in venture capital to start the commercialization process of SoftVue, an alternative to mammography. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO ) SoftVue is a tomographic ultrasound imaging and risk assessment device that examines women's breasts for the presence of benign and/or...

2010-05-17 04:45:00

Inspire Hope, Save Lives, Help End Breast Cancer Forever DETROIT, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30,000 people of all ages will gather on Saturday, May 22, at Comerica Park for the 19th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®. More than 10,000 pink ribbons and 240 large, pink street banners will line Woodward Ave. and around Comerica Park to greet supporters, honor loved ones, and celebrate survivors who are walking or running in Michigan's largest...

2010-05-12 08:00:00

DETROIT, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons who perform procedures to remove head and neck cancers often work for six to eight hours on what is typically major, invasive surgery, which many times comes with facial disfigurement and debilitating side effects for the patient. Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., F.A.C.S., leader of the Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, is the first surgeon in Michigan to use the da...

2010-05-05 14:50:00

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recently received a $2.5 million charitable donation from Franklin, Michigan resident Joseph Dresner to construct the Joseph Dresner Family Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematologic Malignancies Center at its main campus in Detroit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) According to Karmanos President and Chief Executive Officer Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., Dresner has generously...

2010-04-27 14:35:00

DETROIT, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guests attending the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 28th Annual Dinner Gala on Saturday, May 8, at the Rock Financial Showplace, will be dazzled by a stunning fashion show designed by creative icon Linda Dresner. The native Detroiter, world-renowned fashion maven and breast cancer survivor has planned an exciting fashion program that will have attendees feel as if they were in New York or Europe. Guest tables will serve as runways as...

2010-04-20 13:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented a poster at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that details their novel study of molecules that use a tumor's acidic microenvironment to help them tailor chemotherapeutic agents to kill the tumor. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The study is entitled, "Expression profiling of the major...

2010-04-19 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that shows when genistein, a component of soy, is paired with the FDA-approved drug oxaliplatin, pancreatic cancer cells become more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The title of the poster presentation is, "Genistein...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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