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2008-12-12 14:12:00

Daschle's Extensive Health Care Policy and Legislative Background Assures Strong Leadership for Office's Mission to Drive Widespread Health Care Reform WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Oncology, which supports one of the nation's largest cancer treatment and research networks representing approximately 1,200 oncologists nationwide, today praised President-elect Barack Obama's selection of former Senator Tom Daschle to lead his newly established White House Office of Health...

2008-11-12 09:00:45

FLINT, Mich., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing cancer patients with the information they need to actively participate in their healing may become an easier task thanks to a grant from the American Cancer Society to McLaren Health Care's Great Lakes Cancer Institute. The $102,000 grant, administered over three years, aims to make individual patient DVDs and secure Web sites, created by McLaren's Great Lakes Cancer Institute, something that will eventually be available to cancer patients...

2008-11-05 18:00:22

The Northern California Cancer Center, the Stanford Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are co-sponsoring Nov. 8 the second annual Cancer Survivorship Conference "Now what? The new normal of cancer survivorship after treatment." The conference is intended to help cancer survivors and their families, support networks and health care professionals understand and navigate questions and issues that arise after treatment ends, from a patient's physical and psychosocial needs to...

2008-10-08 12:00:37

Texas Children's Cancer Center today launched Passport for Care, an innovative Web-based application that provides childhood cancer survivors and their physicians with immediate access to a survivor's diagnosis and treatment history. Passport for Care provides detailed, individualized health care recommendations based on the most up-to-date national survivorship care guidelines. Passport for Care inventor and Texas Children's Cancer Center director Dr. David Poplack said the Web-based...

2008-09-30 06:00:33

CANCER experts have joined forces with a charity to give sufferers a voice and source for advice. Experts are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to launch a new magazine called C21 - Understanding & Coping with Cancer in the 21st Century. The magazine, which will cover prevention, detection, cure and care, is inviting people to send in their letters and questions. It is also looking for two patient representatives to join its editorial team. To apply, e-mail editor...

2008-09-05 12:00:40

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight is a momentous occasion as the three major television networks, entertainment industry executives, celebrities and prominent leaders in cancer research and patient advocacy join forces to Stand Up to Cancer. This collaboration, featuring a one-hour simulcast from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET on the three networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC -- offers an unprecedented platform to elevate the discussion about cancer and the need to take action. For...

2008-07-28 09:01:46

By Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 28--Mississippi and other Gulf states are participating in a cancer pilot program initiated by one of the lessons of Hurricane Katrina: to be prepared on the personal medical front. Many who lost everything to flood, surge or wind also lost valuable medical information, such as physician phone numbers and prescription names and numbers. In the stress of the aftermath, many could not rely on their memories, compounding the difficulties...

2008-07-25 18:00:57

BOSTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's Survivor Circle Award is looking to recognize a cancer survivor in the Boston area who has dedicated his or her time and energy to help others in the local community. The winner of the Survivor Circle Award will receive $1,000 and be honored at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during ASTRO's 50th Annual Scientific Meeting, an...

2008-07-18 09:01:12

Biovest International, a majority-owned subsidiary of Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, has announced clinically and statistically significant unblinded data from its randomized controlled pivotal Phase III fast-tracked clinical trial of BiovaxID for the treatment of indolent follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an often fatal blood cancer. Biovest reported on two clinically relevant data points - overall median disease-free survival data as measured up to 80 months; and disease-free survival data...

2008-07-10 06:00:49

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, today awarded a USD $100,000 grant to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a 94-year-old, overseas, humanitarian aid organization which works in more than 60 countries worldwide. The grant, which solidifies the fifth year of partnership between Komen for the Cure and JDC, will help sustain the critical work of the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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