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2014-07-07 23:02:25

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed by the two organizations that establishes a five-year formal collaboration between Allegheny and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for research, medical education and clinical services. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Officials at Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has...

2014-07-07 12:28:59

Engineered Cells Known As CTL019 Are the First Therapy of Their Kind to Obtain Designation PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A University of Pennsylvania-developed personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The investigational therapy, known as CTL019, is the first personalized cellular therapy for the...

2014-07-07 08:25:14

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D., President and Interim CEO of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, to the Company's Board. The Institute is a non-profit research organization that is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow, with major research programs in cancer,...

2014-07-02 23:11:49

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Over the years, the American College of Surgeons has had an unwavering focus on quality improvement programs that enhance patient care. From the implementation of the...

2014-07-02 23:01:24

Money raised from the ride from New York City to Mount Washington (N.H.) will benefit LIVESTRONG Foundation and people affected by cancer. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Last summer, Rob Holden, Ian Laurie and Matt Winstone rented a Boris bike (bike share) in London, drove it 700 miles to the base of Mount Ventoux in Southern France, rode it to the peak and returned it to its dock within 24 hours to avoid the late fee. The trip raised more than $40,000 for the UK’s Macmillan Cancer...

2014-07-01 23:05:50

American Brain Tumor Association’s Annual Conference puts a spotlight on integrated care. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Integrative medicine — a combination of both alternative medicine and conventional treatments — may improve quality of life for brain tumor patients. At the American Brain Tumor Association’s annual patient and family conference July 25-26 in Chicago, experts will discuss the use of integrative medicine and how patients and caregivers can talk with their...

2014-07-01 16:30:34

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute will host the fifth annual Origins of Cancer symposium, Friday, July 11, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76339 The one-day symposium, held in partnership with the Foundation for Advanced Cancer Studies, Inc. (FACS), brings together medical and scientific experts from around the world to discuss the origins of cancer. This year's theme, Beyond the Tumor Cell, highlights inflammation and immune...

2014-06-30 23:22:48

Central Florida Children’s Charity Offers Financial Help and ‘Gadget Grants’ Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 A Central Florida couple knows first-hand what a toll childhood cancer takes on a family – and now they help others who face the same challenge. Mina and Jeremy Chambers established the Be Brave Foundation because they understand the sacrifices parents and siblings make when a child is diagnosed with cancer. The foundation aims to alleviate some of that burden by...

2014-06-30 23:10:00

Entinostat is being investigated in patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in trial E2112. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group and Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today enrollment of the first patient in E2112, a randomized phase III clinical trial of Syndax’s histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, entinostat, for the treatment of patients with advanced breast...

2014-06-30 23:07:08

Michael Parisi to lead Board of Trustees of 70-year-old national nonprofit for people coping with cancer New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Parisi as President of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Parisi is currently Managing Partner of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, the health care division...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.