Latest David Poplack Stories

2010-11-02 16:57:00

Expansion and growth of pediatric translational research programs at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Pediatric Research (CPR) at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was recently awarded an additional 5-year, $9.5-million Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). This competitive award will...

2010-09-28 06:10:30

While great strides have been made in treating and curing some childhood cancers, others still are associated with very low survival rates. Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) physician-researchers at the Texas Children's Cancer Center (www.txccc.org) are trying to determine the underlying reasons why some cancers do not respond to treatment while others do. Research also focuses on determining while some children are more susceptible to cancer and how to improve treatment. "We have seen...

2010-09-16 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Blaney, M.D., deputy director of Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service, participated today in the Childhood Cancer Panel Discussion held on behalf of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus. The discussion was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. The event brought together the top minds in the field of pediatric oncology and was hosted by Congressman Joe Sestak and Congressman Michael McCaul....

2010-08-17 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald W. (Will) Parsons, M.D., a physician at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, has been honored with a 2010 Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award. Dr. Parsons, who works in collaboration with Dr. Richard Gibbs at Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center, specializes in the genomic analysis of brain tumors. With this award, Parsons will focus on advancing his research in the development...

2009-07-30 06:45:00

RALEIGH, N.C., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is pleased to announce its recent Angel Grant recipients, which include: Dr. Steven Brem of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Julie Blatt of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Dr. Jeffrey Taub of the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Dr. Eric Beyer of the University of Chicago. Steven S. Brem, M.D., is the Director of Neurosurgery and the Division Chief of the Neuro-Oncology...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'