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2014-05-07 23:08:52

Xtalks presents an informative webinar that will discuss the use of image analysis technology to characterize the tumor microenvironment. There will be two live broadcasts on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 1pm EDT (N. America), and Monday, June 2, 2014, at 2pm BST (GMT +1) (Europe). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 There is a significant need for innovative prognostic and predictive biomarkers of recurrence, response to therapy, and survival for patients with cancer. Increasing evidence...

2014-05-07 10:04:54

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center demonstrate high-value investment of public funds has substantial economic return Economic findings were released today on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), estrogen plus progestin (E+P) trial. The WHI is one of the largest National Institutes of Health-funded studies ever conducted on women. Housed at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, it is a 15-year, multimillion-dollar study established in 1991, involving...

2014-05-06 23:02:41

Brain tumor patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the country met with congressional leaders to discuss the issues facing the community. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today held its fourth annual “Head to the Hill” advocacy day in Washington, D.C. The event drew nearly 150 brain tumor advocates from 32 different states and the District of Columbia to...

2014-05-06 16:33:11

Hope Summit and New Scientific Grant Applications Kick Off Lung Cancer Hope Month WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's leading lung cancer nonprofit, commemorates May, Lung Cancer Hope Month, as a time to celebrate the hope and promise of science in the ongoing quest for a world where no one dies from lung cancer. LUNGevity Foundation President and CEO Andrea Stern Ferris noted the remarkable progress in lung cancer treatments, growth of lung...

2014-05-05 23:01:21

Award Encourages Young Investigators to Take Risks in Search of a Cure Cold Spring Harbor, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is honoring Lloyd Trotman, Associate Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Trotman will receive one of six prizes for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, which seeks to fuel innovative scientific discoveries in the search for a cure for cancer. A member of the CSHL faculty since 2007, Trotman has focused on...

2014-05-05 08:29:46

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase Ib clinical study of its investigational mitochondrial inhibitor drug candidate ME-344 in combination with Hycamtin(®) (topotecan) in patients with solid tumors, including small cell lung and ovarian cancers. The open-label study is expected to enroll up to 64...

2014-05-05 08:29:42

$2.437 Million, Two-Year Grant Fuels the Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research to Understand and Fight Pediatric Leukemia and Neuroblastoma by Sequencing Genes of 'Outlier' Tumors NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) and The Sohn Conference Foundation announced today the launch of The Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research, a multi-institutional effort with the goal of fighting two devastating childhood cancers:...

2014-05-04 20:21:32

Alliance of Australian and U.S. researchers and children's cancer advocates focused on developing drugs as potential treatments for neuroblastoma, the most common solid form of childhood cancer SYDNEY and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers and children's cancer advocates in Australia and the U.S. have formed a unique research and development alliance to facilitate development of treatments for children fighting neuroblastoma, the most common and fatal form of...

2014-05-02 23:08:31

May is brain tumor awareness month; the leading cause of cancer-related death in children is, unfortunately, one of the least-funded areas of cancer research. Jack's Angels Foundation supports pediatric brain tumor research for DIPG, the most lethal brain tumor, with its 2nd Annual "Art for Jack" event, May 20, 2014 in Acton, CA. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month; the leading cause of cancer-related death in children remains one of...

2014-05-01 23:02:45

Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA), the design firm for The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Play Park was recognized with an Honor award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA), the design firm for The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Play Park was recognized with an Honor award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Baltimore based landscape architecture, urban...


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.'