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2011-06-15 09:07:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Herman Lowe, who has been battling terminal brain cancer, Glioblastoma, for over two years, has written a free online book, "Brain Cancer: Beating the Odds" about his journey and what he has done to try to help others with this deadly disease.

2011-06-09 23:33:23

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have uncovered a new role for a key cancer protein, a finding that could pave the way for more-effective radiation treatment of a variety of tumors.

2011-06-09 08:04:00

AMSTERDAM and IRVINE, California, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, a commercial-stage molecular cancer diagnostics company, announces today that it has entered into a research collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world's leading cancer centers and whose research program is considered one of the most productive in the world aimed solely at cancer, and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment...

2011-06-06 12:56:15

A duo of drugs, each targeting a prime survival strategy of tumors, can be safely administered and are potentially more effective than either drug alone for advanced, inoperable melanomas.

2011-06-06 07:59:23

Scientists have identified an overactive network of genes that drive certain cancer cells enriched in triple-negative breast tumors.

2011-06-01 23:01:18

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified an overactive network of growth-spurring genes that drive stem-like breast cancer cells enriched in triple-negative breast tumors, a typically aggressive cancer that is highly resistant to current therapies.

2011-06-01 00:06:40

One of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the U.S.

2011-05-31 08:21:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, has awarded $200,000 in grants to the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the United States, and home to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. "Physician-scientists within the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children's Hospital of...

2011-05-17 09:00:00

First in Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology BOSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital Boston ranks first in more specialties than any other children's hospital in the nation according to the 2011-12 edition of Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.

2011-05-09 15:53:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with life-threatening illnesses receive hospital-based palliative care services for an average of more than a year, far longer than adults who require similar end-of-life support, according to a new study from the Pediatric Palliative Care Research Network and PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The majority of children were treated for genetic, congenital, neuromuscular, breathing and stomach illnesses, much...


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cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
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