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2014-04-08 08:31:39

OICR's catalyst grant enables WaveCheck to open first partner site at MD Anderson Cancer Center in May TORONTO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - People with breast cancer are a step closer to knowing if their tumour is responding to chemotherapy at the start of treatment, thanks to a $100,000 catalyst grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). The funding builds upon MaRS Innovation's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for WaveCheck, which successfully raised over...

2014-04-08 00:22:15

Research efforts will investigate approaches to develop novel immune therapies for HPV-associated cancers SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a research team dedicated to HPV-related cancers during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. The HPV and Anal Cancer...

2014-04-08 00:21:50

Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust Is Contributing to Support Team SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), The Lustgarten Foundation, and the Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a Dream Team dedicated to pancreatic cancer research during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. Elizabeth M....

2014-04-07 16:25:44

Largest-ever gift to the Hutch promises to save lives by broadening the application of immunotherapy to lung, ovarian, pancreatic and colon cancers SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for new cancer cures -- and the patients who stand to benefit from them -- got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single...

2014-04-07 16:24:11

Runners raise funds and awareness for brain tumor patients and clinical research CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adam Crothers is a runner. He started running as a kid and eventually ran his way right into DePaul University, where he competed as a sprinter and jumper. Then about a year ago, Crothers got some news that changed his life. After trying to get relief from what was thought to be a persistent sinus infection, Crothers had a MRI and was diagnosed with a...

2014-04-07 16:10:23

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor DNA circulating in the blood, have required cumbersome and time-consuming steps to customize it to each patient or have not been sufficiently sensitive. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a way to quickly bring...

2014-04-07 08:30:39

In Partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Medifast Congratulates Marlene Williams as Grand Prize Recipient OWINGS MILLS, Md., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs is pleased to announce Marlene Williams of Austin, TX as the winner of the March fly away contest in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of...

2014-04-07 08:30:25

Presentation "DNA Damage Response and Tumor Metastasis" to be Presented April 7, 2014 at ESTRO 33, the Premier European Event in Radiation Oncology BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute today announced that the Institute's translational radiation oncology research program in the Drug Discovery Division has been invited to present at a symposium during the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) 33(rd) annual meeting being held in...

2014-04-06 12:20:19

INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) will present early-stage data from several targeted cancer therapies - including bemaciclib "beh meh sye' klib" (LY2835219), its oral, cell-cycle inhibitor of CDK4/6 - that make up its diverse clinical oncology pipeline during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014 held in San Diego, Calif. from April 5 - 9. "Harnessing Breakthroughs - Targeting Cures" is the theme of this year's...

2014-04-04 23:01:00

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (with related research being presented this weekend at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Conference 2014) details the discovery of a new genetic driver of bladder cancer: silencing of the gene AGL. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (with related research being...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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