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2014-07-30 12:27:14

New PSA Inspires Everyone to Come Together in the Spirit of Collaboration and to Advance Cancer Research LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and Genentech, one of the world's leading biotech companies, have joined forces with GRAMMY(®)-winning singer, Oscar(®)-winning actress, and SU2C Ambassador Jennifer Hudson for their latest campaign, entitled: "Two Worlds. One Dream."...

2014-07-28 23:01:02

Nonprofit Celebrates Seventh Anniversary and Closes on 26-Acre Camp Location Scottsdale, Ariz (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Camp Soaring Eagle today announced it has closed on a new camp property in Cornville, AZ. The nonprofit organization, founded in July 2007, provides seriously ill children with the opportunity to attend medically supervised camps at no cost to the campers and families. The organization offers a variety of programs to Arizona families and children ages 6-15 with chronic and...

2014-07-25 23:03:33

Sue Ward to Join the ABTA from American Cancer Society Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) announced today that Sue Ward, most recently Talent Development Trainer of Distinguished Events, and Corporate and Special Events Manager - Partnerships and Experience for the American Cancer Society, will be joining the ABTA in the newly created position of Director, National Volunteer Programs. Ward will oversee the roll out of a nationwide brain tumor...

2014-07-25 23:03:31

Brain tumor community’s passion for increased awareness underscores need to reach more people locally with education and support. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) today unveiled branding of its new volunteer network “ABTA CommYOUnity™” during its annual patient and family conference in Chicago. “This is a pivotal time for the brain tumor community as we – the first and now only national organization providing patient and caregiver support...

2014-07-25 23:03:29

First comprehensive brain tumor volunteer network all about ‘YOU’. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 “You have a brain tumor.” These five words change the lives of more than 500 people and their loved ones across the U.S. every day. According to the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), a brain tumor diagnosis is typically met with confusion and uncertainty as families struggle to process the diagnosis, learn a new and difficult vocabulary, and make critical decisions about a...

2014-07-25 23:03:27

Brian Olson Discusses Diagnosis, Importance of Patient Resources and Support Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 There are 700,000 people in the U.S. living with a brain tumor, and 500 diagnosed each day. Though when someone hears the words, “you have a brain tumor,” they often feel alone, confused and are unsure of the next step and where to turn. The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is helping people figure out that next step by providing and pursuing the answers patients so...

2014-07-25 23:03:22

Experts at the American Brain Tumor Association’s annual conference report findings and dispel myths Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Today, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists are still searching for answers. “Right now, we don’t know who, we don’t know when, and we don’t know why people develop brain tumors,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, MNA, president & CEO, American...

2014-07-25 23:03:18

Harvard Neuro-Oncologist presents latest brain tumor research and treatment options at American Brain Tumor Association’s annual conference. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Progress in understanding the molecular genetics of brain tumors has ushered in a new era of promising brain tumor treatments, according to Patrick Wen, MD, professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School, director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. At the American Brain Tumor...

2014-07-25 23:01:44

Researchers at the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group say comprehensive informed consent is likely the key to preventing undue anxiety over lung screenings. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the results of which are published today in Cancer, found evidence that men and women between the ages of 55 and 74 who had an abnormal finding on a lung cancer screening test did not experience more anxiety or reduced quality...

2014-07-25 12:25:13

Joel Helmke Joins as Corporate Vice President of Oncology Services from MD Anderson MARIETTA, Ga., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WellStar Health System is leading the way for cancer care in metro Atlanta. Joel Helmke joins WellStar as corporate vice president of oncology services. He previously held a leadership position at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. At WellStar, Helmke will utilize the System's state-of-the-art technology, innovative physicians...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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