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2014-06-24 12:24:58

IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph Health and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will team up at tonight's Angels game to recognize Cancer Survivorship Day and honor those who have survived the disease. The partnership is focused on raising awareness for the fight against cancer, which affects about half of all men and a third of all women in the United States. Two St. Joseph Health cancer survivors will be recognized during the pregame ceremony. Daniel Mabbott,...

2014-06-24 08:30:59

IRVING, Texas, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valley Medical Oncology Consultants (VMOC) and Caris Life Sciences announced today a collaboration to establish a clinical molecular profiling program that enables more personalized treatment for cancer patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. This program will leverage the power of Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM), the industry's leading comprehensive tumor profiling service, to better target therapy options based on a patient's unique...

2014-06-24 08:30:32

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston and Janssen Biotech, Inc. today announced a three-year immuno-oncology lung cancer collaboration with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Through the collaboration, Janssen scientists will work with the research team at Dana-Farber's Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science to determine the clinical setting for certain immuno-oncology agents in Janssen's lung cancer discovery pipeline. "We are...

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...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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