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2014-07-09 08:28:31

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RT Oncology Services Corporation today announced that Alan Hoops has agreed to join its board of directors. Mr. Hoops has more than 40 years of healthcare experience and is widely recognized as an expert in managed care. He is currently the executive chairman of Health Essentials, LLC, a post?acute and palliative care organization that provides a full range of services for frail and chronically ill patients. Mike Martin, president and chief...

2014-07-08 12:28:32

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Stewart joins a "Who's Who" of the culinary world raising funds and awareness for Cook for the Cure, a partnership between Susan G. Komen® and KitchenAid that has raised more than $9.5 million for the fight against breast cancer. Stewart will host an invitation-only "party with a purpose" to help kick off the program's 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, which encourages home cooks to gather family, friends and colleagues to...

2014-07-08 08:26:58

NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the liner notes of several early Grateful Dead albums, the band posed the eternal questions: "Who are you? Where are you?" Participants at Wall Street Dead aHead Networking Events(TM) are learning the answers to these questions while creating new, valuable relationships based on that very mantra. They believe that networking in an environment that allows like-minded business people to recognize, create and act upon new relationship...

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...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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