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2014-05-08 08:39:06

Progress reported in treatment of brain tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 500 participants from 40 countries, including neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists and other healthcare providers, will gather next week (May 11-15) in New York City for the 17th International Leksell Gamma Knife Society Meeting to discuss the latest results of Gamma Knife® radiosurgery "The multidisciplinary scientific...

2014-05-08 08:33:07

Clinicians detail how the Edge(TM) radiosurgery suite and other cancer treatment technologies from Varian Medical Systems are enabling fast, precise tumor targeting MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation oncologists and a neurosurgeon from noted institutions in the U.S. and Europe report that they are able to use non-invasive radiosurgery to treat a widening variety of cancers due to technology advances that are making it possible to deliver these treatments more quickly...

2014-05-06 23:03:44

Wildlife Correspondent to Help Raise Awareness of 700,000 Living with a Brain Tumor Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Inspired by his daughter’s courageous battle against brain tumors, Wildlife Correspondent Jack Hanna has teamed up with the American Brain Tumor Association to raise awareness and promote greater understanding of the disease in observation of Brain Tumor Awareness Month this May. At the age of 2, Hanna’s youngest daughter, Julie, was diagnosed with leukemia and went...

2014-05-06 23:02:41

Brain tumor patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the country met with congressional leaders to discuss the issues facing the community. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today held its fourth annual “Head to the Hill” advocacy day in Washington, D.C. The event drew nearly 150 brain tumor advocates from 32 different states and the District of Columbia to...

2014-05-05 08:29:42

$2.437 Million, Two-Year Grant Fuels the Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research to Understand and Fight Pediatric Leukemia and Neuroblastoma by Sequencing Genes of 'Outlier' Tumors NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) and The Sohn Conference Foundation announced today the launch of The Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research, a multi-institutional effort with the goal of fighting two devastating childhood cancers:...

2014-05-04 20:21:32

Alliance of Australian and U.S. researchers and children's cancer advocates focused on developing drugs as potential treatments for neuroblastoma, the most common solid form of childhood cancer SYDNEY and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers and children's cancer advocates in Australia and the U.S. have formed a unique research and development alliance to facilitate development of treatments for children fighting neuroblastoma, the most common and fatal form of...

2014-05-02 23:08:31

May is brain tumor awareness month; the leading cause of cancer-related death in children is, unfortunately, one of the least-funded areas of cancer research. Jack's Angels Foundation supports pediatric brain tumor research for DIPG, the most lethal brain tumor, with its 2nd Annual "Art for Jack" event, May 20, 2014 in Acton, CA. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month; the leading cause of cancer-related death in children remains one of...

MRI-Guided Biopsy For Brain Cancer Improves Diagnosis
2014-05-02 03:14:00

[ Watch The Video: Region’s First MRI-Guided Brain Biopsy At UC San Diego Health System ] UC San Diego Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Heath System have, for the first time, combined real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with novel non-invasive cellular mapping techniques to develop a new biopsy approach that increases the accuracy of diagnosis for patients with brain cancer. “There are many different types of brain cancer. Making an accurate diagnosis is...

2014-05-01 08:36:12

Glioblastoma is the most common form of primary brain cancer VANCOUVER, Canada and MENLO PARK, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Bacha, president and CEO of DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar Pharma" or "DelMar") discusses new clinical research and treatments in development for glioblastoma, the most common and severe form of brain cancer. Less than one out of three patients will survive two years after their diagnosis. DelMar is a cancer-focused company developing...

2014-04-24 12:29:32

Non-profit Announces National Call to Action for Individuals Touched By Brain Cancer NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), has declared May 9(th) as National Gray Day, in support of brain cancer awareness. Following the 2013 passing of the Louisiana Legislature by the House Concurrent Resolution 38, establishing May 9(th) as Louisiana Gray Day, VABC is lending its voice to further raise recognition for Gray Day by creating a national call to...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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