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2014-08-07 16:29:51

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the African-American community, the vast network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located around the country are treasured institutions. They are time-honored pathways to education for many African American high school graduates and even today continue to serve as beacons of higher education hope for many young African Americans....

2014-08-06 08:31:53

Grant to Support Research Examining Sleep and its Connection to Cancer OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs announced today a $100,000 grant to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation's leading cancer research funding organizations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120613/NE24271LOGO-b The grant will support clinical...

2014-08-05 12:31:30

9th Annual Race Supports Lung Cancer Research SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strides for Life 9 will return to Southampton, NY at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 10, 2014. The 3-mile fun run/walk around scenic Lake Agawam was the first ever of its kind to support lung cancer research and is a signature event of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF, www.lungfund.org). LCRF funds critical lung cancer research grants at leading cancer research institutions...

2014-08-05 08:33:51

Total Investment Tops $300M in Less Than 12 Months SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juno Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on bringing forward novel immunotherapies for cancer, today announced that it has closed its Series B round with $134M in new investment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140113/DC45426LOGO This latest round includes new investments by ten public mutual funds and healthcare-focused funds. All major prior investors...

2014-08-03 23:01:55

Every dollar raised by the Play4theCure sports-based fundraising program will be dedicated to cancer research projects selected by each participating team. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Play4theCure has entered into a fundraising partnership with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Going forward, NFCR is an official charity of NFHCA, providing robust resources and a recognized brand that enables NFHCA members to...

2014-08-01 04:21:56

Roy S. Herbst M.D., Ph.D. honored at the 15th International Lung Cancer Congress SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) will honor Roy S. Herbst, Ensign Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, with the 2014 Addario Lectureship Award for his continued leadership and expertise in lung cancer treatment and research. Dr. Herbst of Yale Cancer Center will receive the award at the 15(th)...

2014-07-30 23:10:37

OMICS International is delighted to announce the 4th World Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy during August 20th-22nd, 2014 at Chicago, USA with the theme “Enhanced diagnosis, treatment and management of different cancers.” Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Cancer Therapy-2014 will be an unique platform, which will bring together the renowned oncologists, scientists and scholars in pursuit of unraveling the mysteries of cancer under one roof. In the Keynote forum of Cancer...

2014-07-28 13:22:50

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists at Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature today (Sunday). The team at Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary University of London, have found that a molecule, called focal adhesion kinase (FAK), signals the body to repair itself after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, which kill cancer cells by damaging...

2014-07-25 23:03:22

Experts at the American Brain Tumor Association’s annual conference report findings and dispel myths Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Today, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists are still searching for answers. “Right now, we don’t know who, we don’t know when, and we don’t know why people develop brain tumors,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, MNA, president & CEO, American...

2014-07-25 23:03:18

Harvard Neuro-Oncologist presents latest brain tumor research and treatment options at American Brain Tumor Association’s annual conference. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Progress in understanding the molecular genetics of brain tumors has ushered in a new era of promising brain tumor treatments, according to Patrick Wen, MD, professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School, director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. At the American Brain Tumor...


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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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