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2009-04-29 08:00:00

The NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) nears the $20 million mark in total funding and enhances its current model to include funding for therapeutics in development as well as those already FDA-approved. The ORP draws on the expertise of investigators at 21 of the world's leading cancer centers (NCCN Member Institutions) in order to advance therapeutic options for patients with cancer FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)...

2009-04-01 20:44:58

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may alter taste and odor perception, leading to malnutrition in cancer patients, U.S. researchers say. The review of studies, published in the Journal of Supportive Oncology, included ways that help improve taste and odor abnormalities for cancer patients. Among the suggestions are eating less of foods that may have a metallic or bitter taste such as red meat, coffee or tea; eating more high-protein foods; enhancing flavors with seasonings and spices;...

2009-04-01 09:30:13

 Cancer and its therapies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, may directly alter and damage taste and odor perception, possibly leading to patient malnutrition, and in severe cases, significant morbidity, according to a Virginia Tech "“ Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center compilation of various existing studies. Their review appears in the March/April 2009 Journal of Supportive Oncology.One of the purposes of the study, said Andrea Dietrich, professor of civil...

2009-03-30 09:33:00

Texas Chapter Recognizes Pharmaceutical Distribution Center, Specialty Pharmacy and Research Network HOUSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Three US Oncology, Inc. businesses have received a Safety Excellence Perfect Record Award in the Occupational Safety & Health category from the Texas chapter of the National Safety Council: US Oncology Research, OncologyRx Care Advantage(TM), and US Oncology Specialty, LP. This is the third time US Oncology companies have received the Occupational...

2009-03-02 10:00:00

Hollings Cancer Center one of only 64 U.S. Cancer Centers with special status CHARLESTON, S.C., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center has attained National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation, a distinction held by only 63 other cancer centers in the U.S. The Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) is the only institution in South Carolina with this prestigious status. Andrew S. Kraft, MD, Director of the Hollings Cancer Center (HCC),...

2009-02-17 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Impac Software, part of the Elekta Group, today announced its collaboration with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to license NCCN's clinical care content to clinicians utilizing MOSAIQ(R), Impac's oncology electronic medical record (EMR). MOSAIQ will be the first oncology EMR to embed an intelligent search engine that dynamically links to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM). The NCCN Guidelines are used by...

2009-02-10 07:59:00

NCCN names Cold Spring Publishing, LLC, as the new publishing company for JNCCN - The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Cold Spring Publishing is a newly formed medical publishing company led by Jack Gentile, founder of PRR, Inc., and Conor Lynch. Content in JNCCN covers the entire spectrum of cancer care and features updates on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM). FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JNCCN - The Journal of the...

2009-02-05 10:50:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen H. Schneider, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University, a climatologist and cancer survivor who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Community Oncology Conference Feb. 5-7 at the FireSky Hotel in Scottsdale. The conference attracts health care professionals from community settings, where 84% percent of the cancer care...

2009-01-14 07:00:00

NCCN, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), announce The Second Annual Middle East and North Africa NCCN Guidelines Congress scheduled for April 23 - 26, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The program will present the latest developments in treating common cancers and generate discussions around developing regional guidelines. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is pleased to...

2009-01-07 15:38:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. announced the formation of ROSA of South Alabama, LLC, its seventh radiation oncology joint venture. ROSA of South Alabama is a joint venture among Gulf Coast Cancer Center - Gulf Shores, P.C., Monroeville Radiation - Oncology, P.C., and South Alabama Radiation Oncology, P.C., and ASA's subsidiary, Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. ROSA of South Alabama will own and operate four radiation oncology...


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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.'