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2012-03-29 02:35:00

Treating invasive brain tumors with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation has improved clinical outcomes, but few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. The effectiveness of the treatment is limited by the tumor's aggressive invasion of healthy brain tissue, which restricts chemotherapy access to the cancer cells and complicates surgical removal of the tumor. To address this challenge, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have...

2012-03-29 00:19:09

Treatments for childhood cancers are increasingly successful with cure rates approaching 80%, but success often comes with a downside for the surviving men: the cancer treatments they received as boys can leave them sterile as adults. Now, a research team led by Ralph Brinster of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has completed a 14-year experiment that gives hope for a technique that could restore their fertility.  Brinster is the Richard King Mellon...

2012-03-26 23:02:32

New technology in Merced, CA will help patients fighting cancer. The El Portal Comprehensive Cancer Center (EPCCC) has launched and made available to patients one of the new revolutionary, top of the line treatments–High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy. This treatment is now included to the EPCCC line of services; improving cancer treatment options to new and existing patients in the Merced and surrounding areas. With this technology, treatments can be decreased from six weeks to as few...

2012-03-26 14:35:47

A new study has found that very few young women with cancer take steps to preserve their fertility while undergoing cancer therapy. Also, certain groups of young women are more likely to do so than others. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to provide counseling on fertility preservation in reproductive-aged women diagnosed with cancer. More than 120,000 women under 50 years of age are...

2012-03-07 10:57:18

The number of cancer survivors in the United States has tripled since 1971 and yet gains in survival have come at the price of second malignancies and cardiovascular disease, according to a long-awaited report by a national scientific committee chaired by Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute is publishing a detailed summary online March 6, 2012, and will publish the summary in hard copy on March 13. The...

2012-02-21 09:20:00

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member helps cancer research, cancer treatment and cancer care with reggae arrangement of song from Underground Railroad. Proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Ben E King's longstanding support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is furthered with his update to Now Let Me Fly which 'references the biblical story of Ezekiel's Wheels. The song talks mostly of a promised land. This song might have...

2012-02-03 20:00:00

Project HOPE Training Medical Social Workers in China To Help Alleviate the Emotional Pain of Childhood Cancer Millwood, VA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 On World Cancer Day, global NGO Project HOPE says a growing corps of medical social workers in China is helping families deal with traumatic stress caused by the rising trend of childhood cancer in China.     Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and the World Health Organization estimates that 84 million people...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.