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2010-05-07 09:41:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, today launched its new Payer Quality Services offering, available to physicians who have joined the United Network of US Oncology through its new Targeted Physician Services relationship. Payer Quality Services assists oncologists in effectively collaborating with payers through pay-for-performance initiatives that recognize and reward high-quality, evidence-based cancer care....

2010-05-04 09:14:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that F.A. "Fran" Dramis has joined the board of directors of US Oncology, Inc., and its parent company, US Oncology Holdings, Inc. "We have made the commitment that technology is integral to our future success of leveraging our clinical content, improving the patient experience and achieving productivity gains in the evolving healthcare system," says Bruce...

2010-04-29 07:00:00

ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients who have completed treatment would be better served if oncology treatment centers were equipped to offer them comprehensive, pro-active follow-up care, according to experts who presented at a survivorship forum, sponsored by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) here yesterday. "Earlier detection and better treatment methods mean that two of every three adult cancer survivors are living five years after treatment," said Steven...

2010-04-22 09:10:00

LORAIN, Ohio, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sneakers, sleeping bags and cancer education? It must be the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, an 18- to 24-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and services. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/relay-for-life/43644/ Relay For Life will be held at Brookside's Sevits Stadium, 1824 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, OH...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc. ("US Oncology" or "the Company"), reported revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2009 of 5.1 percent to $886.0 million from $842.7 million in the same period in 2008. Adjusted EBITDA increased by 10.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 to $61.1 million from $55.2 million in the same period in 2008 (see definition of Adjusted EBITDA in "Discussion of Non-GAAP Information" in this release). For the 2009 fiscal year, the...

2010-02-24 10:13:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the premier cancer care services organization supporting the nation's largest cancer treatment and research network dedicated to advancing the quality and cost-effectiveness of cancer care in America, announced today that it has acquired Dallas-based CURE Media Group and Seattle-based NexCura. These two companies serve as an important piece of the overall strategy for US Oncology to expand the availability of integrated and...

2010-02-22 08:05:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncure Medical Corp. ("Oncure"), a national network of world-class cancer treatment centers, today announced the appointment of Duane Choate as President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Choate, previously Oncure's Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, joined the company in 2007 and succeeds David Chernow. Robert J. Weltman, a Director of Oncure's parent corporation said, "Duane has the right experience and leadership qualities to continue...

2010-02-17 09:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CURE Media Group, publisher of the award-winning CURE magazine, is pleased to announce that it has joined US Oncology, Inc., the nation's premier community oncology services company working with more than 1,300 physicians and more than 10,000 clinicians and cancer experts to advance cancer care in America. CURE, the largest magazine in the country for people with cancer, is the nation's trusted source for cancer patient education and will continue its...

2010-02-16 08:50:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), which include Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa), EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa) and PROCRIT® (Epoetin alfa). The FDA has determined that a REMS is...

2010-02-01 07:20:00

BEIJING, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The opening ceremony of "Health and Me - China Women's Reproductive Health Project," which is solely sponsored by 38Fule Inc., was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Jan. 21, 2010. Qingyi Huang, the General Director of the Chinese Women's Development Fund; Zhen Yan, Vice-chairman of the Chinese Women's Federation; and Yang Lan, the Health Care Ambassador, participated in the ceremony. Xiaofeng Yuan, the Chairman of 38Fule, was...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'