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2014-06-04 20:22:06

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Research, and Gateway for Cancer Research Award More Than $1.2 Million in Grants MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTF-CCR) and Gateway for Cancer Research have joined forces to fight one of the deadliest and hardest-to-treat cancers. The strategic collaboration has provided $1 million to facilitate...

2014-06-03 12:39:35

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) in Hackensack, New Jersey, announce today the formation of the Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program. The Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program will accelerate discovery and implementation of a new immunotherapy approach, which combines the full potential of two potent strategies currently...

2014-06-03 12:27:34

Institute of Cancer Research Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals. Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRCA2 defect, occurring in around 2 per cent of the population, in research published in Nature Genetics today (Sunday). The defect in BRCA2 - best known for its role in breast cancer - increases the risk of...

2014-06-01 08:20:41

NEW YORK, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind website devoted to cancer immunotherapy, also called immuno-oncology, designed specifically for cancer patients and their caregivers, TheAnswerToCancer.org. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140530/92827 "As major advances in cancer immunotherapy begin to alter the landscape of cancer treatment, patients facing a cancer diagnosis need to be aware of...

2014-05-30 16:23:24

TAMPA, Fla., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Michael J.P. Lawman and Patricia D. Lawman, founders of the Tampa-based biotech firm Morphogenesis Inc., announce the publication of "Cancer Vaccines: Methods and Protocols," the most definitive work to date in the promising field of cancer vaccines. As co-editors, the Lawmans worked for two-and-a-half years with leading cancer researchers, physicians, educators and subject matter experts from around the world to gather, catalogue and...

2014-05-29 08:30:55

Company Reported Positive Preliminary Responses in Phase I/II Trial Patients; Feuerstein Falsely Claims There Is No Positive Trial Information BETHESDA, Md., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, refuted the latest blatantly false and misleading statements made by Adam Feuerstein, in an article on Tuesday, May 27....

2014-05-28 16:26:55

Educational and Awareness Raising Events Scheduled throughout the Month of June NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is pleased to host its second annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month in June, aimed at increasing awareness of cancer immunotherapy, also known as immuno-oncology, a class of cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system to fight the disease. Immunotherapy was named Science magazine's 2013 Breakthrough of the Year, and is anticipated once...

2014-05-28 08:32:58

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center create ORIEN to accelerate more precise cancer treatments, diagnostics and prevention methods TAMPA, Fla. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of North America's leading cancer centers, Moffitt Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James), today announced what is likely the...

2014-05-27 08:29:47

Fully automated system effectively isolates and retrieves circulating tumour cells for timely, tailored treatment of cancer CHICAGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearbridge BioMedics will launch its ClearCell(® )FX System at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014 Annual Meeting. This is Clearbridge BioMedics' next-generation device that is able to isolate and capture circulating tumour cells (CTCs)[1] from a blood sample. This is crucial for both research...

2014-05-23 23:09:53

Community Shredding Events Will Take Place at Participating Locations across the Country to Help Raise Cancer Awareness (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 PROSHRED has teamed up with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) to create the 1st Annual “Shred Cancer” Nationwide Shredding Event! Participating PROSHRED locations across the country will be running shredding events on June 1st 2014, as the day falls on National Cancer Survivors Day. PROSHRED’s on-site shredding trucks will be...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'