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2014-06-23 08:25:12

Partners Golf Classic, Aug. 25; Partners Night, Sept. 20 DETROIT, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 21st Annual Partners events, a signature fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos' exceptional cancer care and cutting-edge research. This year's honorees are Mary Kay and Keith Crain, chairman, Crain Communications, Inc. The Partners Golf Classic will take place Monday, Aug. 25, at...

2014-06-18 23:06:59

$3 Million NIH Grant to Fund Effort to Rescue Tissue That Would be Destroyed Charlottesville, Va. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The University of Virginia Health System has been awarded more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support and expand a critically important program that makes tissue samples available for research on diseases ranging from breast cancer to lung disease. The five-year grant enables UVA to launch a partnership with...

2014-06-18 16:26:06

Companies Honored for Philanthropy and Corporate Efforts to Reduce Employee Cancer Risk ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Cancer Society recognizes several companies for their generous contributions to the Society's fight against cancer, their efforts to reduce employee cancer risk, and the annual CEO of the Year award. These awards are all part of the American Cancer Society Corporate Impact Award Series, presented annually by the Society's Corporate...

2014-06-17 23:09:55

American Brain Tumor Association’s Team Breakthrough Racing; Raising Funds to Advance the Understanding and Treatment of Brain Tumors (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Each day, 500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor. One day two years ago, Holly Remmers’ mother was one of those 500. Her mother was diagnosed with a glioblastoma and lost her battle within a year of diagnosis. After her mother’s brain tumor diagnosis, Remmers didn't know where to turn or what to do, so she started...

2014-06-17 23:03:59

Families gathered for luncheon to recognize Cancer Survivor Day. Guest speaker Carol S. Blecher, RN presented at W Hotel in Hoboken. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 In recognition of Cancer Survivors Day, CarePoint Health hosted the First Annual Cancer Wellness Day and luncheon on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the W Hotel in Hoboken. The event was attended by cancer survivors, their families, community members and medical staff. Guest speaker Carol S. Blecher, Advanced Practice Nurse...

2014-06-17 12:23:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute today announced that Corinne E. Augelli-Szafran, Ph.D., has been named Director of Chemistry. In this role, Dr. Augelli-Szafran is responsible for managing the Institute's chemical research initiatives for the identification of new therapies in oncology, infectious diseases, and neuroscience. Dr. Augelli-Szafran brings more than 25 years of practical and managerial experience in medicinal chemistry...

2014-06-17 08:29:05

Side-By-Side Genomic Analysis of Patients' Tumor and TumorGraft Mouse Avatars Before and After Treatment Also to be Conducted NEW YORK and HACKENSACK, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Champions Oncology (OTC: CSBR), a company engaged in the development of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs, today announced the initiation of a clinical trial evaluating the use of Champions...

2014-06-17 08:28:03

Nearly 500 Pancreatic Cancer Advocates Head to Capitol Hill Today MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 people from across the country are on Capitol Hill today for the eighth annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day urging Congress to stomp on pancreatic cancer by stepping up federal research funding. Advocates from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will call on Congress to provide $5.26 billion for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for FY15 and...

2014-06-16 23:12:49

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Cancer Registry Expenses Benefit the Community, Amber Gregg shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Cancer Registry Expenses Benefit the Community, Amber Gregg shares her thoughts on the topic. Is your hospital ensuring all programs and services provided to benefit the community are tracked and reported appropriately through the IRS Form 990 and Schedule H? Did you...

2014-06-16 23:05:16

In an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer, 180fusion Cares sponsors the third annual ZERO Prostate Cancer run in June. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Award-winning internet marketing company, 180Fusion, will sponsor the ZERO Prostate Cancer run June 21st. ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the goal of ending prostate cancer. As leaders in the fight against prostate cancer, ZERO is dedicated to encouraging action, providing proper...


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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