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2014-05-20 12:33:00

As FDA Process Proceeds, Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation Realizes Ultimate Goal ERIE, Pa., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before losing his bout with leukemia in 2009, John Kanzius vowed to find "a better way" to treat cancer. Today, more than four decades after the US declared "war on cancer," we are one step closer to a world where cancer is treated with no side effects. In the coming weeks, a research team led by Drs. Steven Curley, Stuart Corr, and Rita Serda will submit an...

2014-05-05 12:29:18

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edgar Staren, MD, Ph.D., MBA, President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Medicine and Science has been selected to present new research on approaches to the treatment of primary and recurrent breast cancer at the American Society of Breast Surgeons 15(th) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, May, 2, 2014. Dr. Staren presented his abstract titled "Initial Experience with Genomic Profiling of...

2014-05-01 12:32:25

Cancer Survivors, Healthcare Providers, Members of the Beauty Industry and Women Everywhere Encouraged to Reimagine Beauty WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its 25(th )anniversary this year, Look Good Feel Better®, a free public service program dedicated to helping women living with cancer manage the appearance side effects of treatment and improve their self-esteem, is asking women everywhere to Reimagine Beauty and its meaning and importance to women undergoing cancer...

2014-04-21 16:25:17

GOODYEAR, Ariz., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) has earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090612/CTCALOGO About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the...

2014-04-21 12:27:38

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has announced the appointment of Kristin Darby, CPA, MBA, as its Chief Information Officer. In addition to serving as a member of the CTCA leadership team, Darby will be the principal architect of the organization's Information Services (IS) function which includes all clinical and non-clinical hardware and software applications, data infrastructure, warehousing and security,...

2014-04-15 12:30:28

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) today announced the appointment of Devin C. Carty as Chief Talent and Experience Officer. Carty will serve as a key member of the CTCA leadership team, creating and executing an enterprise-wide talent strategy that includes talent acquisition and selection, external talent brand reputation, stakeholder engagement, and leadership development....

2014-04-08 20:21:32

Hospital Honored with National Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is proud to announce that it has achieved the 2014 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM). CTCA at Midwestern was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital...

2014-04-04 12:35:32

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the technique is that we can target selected cells without harming surrounding tissue. There are many ways to kill cells, but this method is contained and remote-controlled", said Professor Erik Renström. The point of the new technique is that it is...

2014-03-21 12:24:18

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) website, www.cancercenter.com, has been awarded Sitecore's "2013 Best Customer/User Experience Award." Sitecore is the global leader in customer experience management software. Cancercenter.com received this recognition after undergoing a year-long redesign that involved not only graphic and content updates, but extensive rework of its navigation. The site's improved usability...

2014-03-17 12:27:38

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Medicine and Science President and CEO, Edgar Staren, MD, PhD, MBA, will present at the American Healthcare College of Executive's Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, March 24 - 27, 2014. Dr. Staren will give a presentation titled "Creating a Patient Centered Environment in Consideration of Today's Healthcare Dynamics."...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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