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2011-04-18 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hope Afloat USA, the first and oldest breast cancer survivor (BCS) competitive dragon boat team in Pennsylvania, today announced that it is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Comprised of breast cancer survivors and coached by a survivor, the Hope Afloat team competes in seasonal dragon boat races across North America from April through November. Based in Philadelphia, Hope Afloat members come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware....

2011-04-12 08:06:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new analysis has found that childhood cancer survivors often suffer from sleep problems and fatigue, which negatively impact their attention and memory. To assess the effects of fatigue and sleep disruption on cognitive function in long-term survivors of childhood cancer, Kevin Krull, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, and his team evaluated a questionnaire filled out by 1,426 individuals from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cognitive...

2011-04-11 15:49:18

A new analysis has found that childhood cancer survivors often suffer from sleep problems and fatigue, which negatively impact their attention and memory. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that addressing sleep hygiene among survivors of childhood cancer may help to improve their cognitive health. Cognitive problems, such as trouble with attention and memory, often arise in survivors of childhood cancer. These...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

DALLAS and THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CURE magazine, the nation's largest magazine for people with cancer, has announced the three finalists for the 2011 Extraordinary Healer Award for oncology nursing. The contest, made possible with financial support from Amgen Oncology and Breakaway from Cancer®, invited patients and their families to submit a 400-1000 word essay describing the compassion, expertise and helpfulness a special oncology nurse...

2011-03-31 00:00:27

Funded by The Dan L. Duncan Family, ConnectToForward initiative delivers nonprofit's mission to over 500 cancer organizations in U.S. Houston (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 CancerForward: The Foundation for Cancer Survivors today announced the creation of ConnectToForward, a fundamental initiative of the Foundation's three-prong mission to connect, educate and share information among cancer survivors through its website, cancerforward.org. ConnectToForward is a national outreach and partnering...

2011-03-14 20:47:27

Adolescents and young adults are neither children nor adults and those affected by cancer require targeted care that crosses the boundaries between pediatric and adult oncology, according to several pioneers in this still-developing field of adolescent and young adult oncology. An illuminating roundtable discussion by these experts will be published in the premier issue of Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2011-03-10 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. There were 3 million cancer survivors in 1971 and 9.8 million in 2001. A cancer survivor is defined as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the...

2011-03-03 08:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to serve cancer patients, Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® initiative announced the launch of its enhanced website that provides cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers a 'one-stop shop' of essential resources spanning cancer prevention, education, patient care, advocacy, and financial support. The website, www.breakawayfromcancer.com, features a powerful new cancer resource navigator...

2011-02-07 09:22:00

DALLAS and THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, CURE magazine is calling on cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the country to submit essays for the 2011 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing. The contest, made possible with financial support from Amgen Oncology and Breakaway from Cancer, invites patients and their families to submit a 400-1000 word essay describing the compassion, expertise and helpfulness a...

2010-12-21 00:01:47

Childhood cancer survivor hopes to use his newfound celebrity status to raise awareness for childhood cancer through Gabe's Chemo Duck Program. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 8-year-old actor and childhood cancer survivor Gabe Sipos celebrated his acting debut by walking the red carpet at last week's Beverly Hills premiere of his upcoming feature film, "Country Strong." The Screen Gems release opens in Los Angeles and Nashville on Wednesday and nationwide on January 7th. Now...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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