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2014-09-07 20:20:34

CAD $30 Million Pledged by Canadian Health Charities, Government-Funded Organizations, Corporations and the Public Inaugural SU2C Canada Dream Teams to Begin Research in Summer 2015 Stand Up To Cancer Telecast is Available Online at https://ca.celebrity.yahoo.com/video/stand-cancer-170000054.html http://www.standup2cancer.ca | http://facebook.com/su2c.ca | Instagram: @SU2C_CA | Twitter: @SU2C_CA TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - More than CAD $119 million has been pledged so...

2014-09-02 16:24:15

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on hockey fans in Ontario to put their knowledge of the game to the test in Million Dollar Hockey Pool, Canada's first major charitable sports pool to offer a $1 million prize. Sports broadcasters Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole, hockey legends Doug Gilmour and Brad Marsh and a team of underwater hockey players joined the Canadian Cancer Society today at a downtown pool to launch this new online hockey pool that will...

2014-08-19 12:28:57

Favourite aunt inspires five marathon-run to get Canadians talking about hope for her incurable blood cancer EDMONTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Starting on Sunday, August 24 Nelson Wiebe, a 24-year old student from Edmonton, will run the first of five marathons to help raise awareness about multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. Nelson's Aunt Ruth was diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and he felt compelled to take steps toward raising hope and broad awareness of this lesser-known...

2014-07-09 12:26:52

The Entertainment Community Teams with Broadcasters for Major Fundraising Telecast Friday, September 5, 2014 Funds Raised to Finance New Canadian Dream Teams for Cancer Research, and Awareness and Education in Canada Stand Up To Cancer Canada's Distinctive Research Model Designed to Bring Research Innovations to Patients Sooner Public Will Have Opportunity to Support Through the September 5th Telecast and Beyond SU2C Canada Pursuing Collaborations with Canadian Health...

2014-05-28 04:24:16

Canadians need to protect themselves more from dangerous ultraviolet rays TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Melanoma skin cancer is one of the fastest rising of all cancers in Canada; Canadians need to do more to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a special report on skin cancer. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. Skin...

2014-05-01 08:36:24

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - "You have cancer." To an estimated 500* Canadians a day, their family, friends and caregivers, these three words change lives. To help Canadians manage through a cancer diagnosis, Eli Lilly Canada is launching Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada, an art competition that honours the physical and emotional journeys Canadians face when dealing with cancer. "A cancer diagnosis can be just as emotional as it is physical," says Dr. Joan Bottorff from the...

2014-04-09 08:29:38

New initiatives driving better health outcomes by helping to shape lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 100 organizations across Canada are uniting as partners in a series of projects designed to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic disease. In phase two of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative, a total of $15.3 million is being invested in eight projects to address issues...

2014-02-06 08:28:18

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in Québec now have access to a therapy that can be used prior to chemotherapy. Effective February 3, 2014, the province has added ZYTIGA(®) (abiraterone acetate) to the public drug formulary for the treatment of mCRPC in men who are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic after failure of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).(1) "ZYTIGA(® )provides men and health care professionals with a...

2014-02-03 12:29:04

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, one of the largest research platforms in the world has succeeded in engaging Canadians across the country and reached its goal of enrolling close to 300,000 participants in Canada. That is about 1-in-55 Canadians between the 35 and 69 years old, voluntarily engaging in a project that will help researchers understand the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. "The federal government is proud of its...


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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