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2008-10-03 12:00:05

DALLAS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 30, 2008, President Bush signed a funding measure that earmarked $20 million for the Department of Defense (DoD) Ovarian Cancer Research Program in FY 2009 -- a landmark occasion for members of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and the ovarian cancer community who have been advocating for an increase in funding from the $10 million allocated in recent years. NOCC Massachusetts Chapter President Barbara O'Brien, an ovarian cancer...

2008-09-04 18:00:06

Leading ovarian cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world gathered at the Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium today to hear about cutting-edge developments that may increase the chances of early detection of the disease. Dr. Patricia Kruk, from the University of South Florida, presented her research that could lead to using a non-invasive urine test for detecting ovarian cancer. Kruk said her research found that the amount of Bcl-2 levels was generally negligible in urine...

2008-08-26 15:00:00

During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we remember those whose lives have been affected by this deadly disease, and we underscore our commitment to battling ovarian cancer for the sake of women around the world. Each year, thousands of American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Many will lose their lives to this disease. Because ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, it is vital for women to make regular visits to their doctors for screenings and to...

2008-08-22 12:00:00

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hope Uncorked, exclusive wine tasting events to benefit Fertile Hope: a gala hosted by RMA of Michigan will take place on November 1, 2008 from 7-11 pm at Wyndgate Country Club, Rochester Hills, Michigan. Hope Uncorked is Fertile Hope's signature wine and food tasting event held annually in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. As first-time hosts of this event in the Metro Detroit area, RMA of Michigan hopes to duplicate the support...

2008-08-11 12:01:13

Thirty-two year old Yissel Soto, an officer in the United States Army, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2008 and due to necessary treatment faced the additional heartache of losing her reproductive potential. Sadly, this is a common struggle for the 130,000 people each year in the US, diagnosed with cancer in the prime reproductive years and until recently, have had few fertility preservation options available to them. After learning that the military IVF center was not able...

2008-07-28 06:00:25

By Emma Pomfet; Barry Nelson report What was once science fiction became science fact 30 years ago today when a remarkable baby was born. Emma Pomfet and Barry Nelson report AMID the popping of champagne corks and global praise for the doctors who rewrote infertility history, the world?s very first ?testtube? baby, Louise Brown, will celebrate her 30th birthday today. However, despite huge technological advances and the publication of Government guidelines on state-funded IVF treatment...

2008-07-20 03:00:43

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Jennifer Smith always knew she wanted to have a house full of children someday. But two months ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer threw that plan into serious jeopardy. Smith's cancer was aggressive. She had to start chemotherapy right away. And the cancer-killing drugs could damage her ovaries, drastically reducing her chances of ever becoming pregnant. So the 25-year-old Roeland Park, Kan., woman decided to take a chance on an unproven but promising experimental...

2008-07-08 12:01:16

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cryobank (CCB), a world leader in reproductive tissue banking, and The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), one of the nation's largest advocacy organizations for survivors in their 20s and 30s, announced today their partnership to increase awareness of the fertility preservation options and additional support resources available to survivors in their childbearing years. Their partnership will include a national outreach campaign...

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2008-06-15 15:10:00

WHEN HE HEARD THE DIAGNOSIS -- prostate cancer, surgery needed -- Neal Rosenblum was crushed that the treatment would destroy his ability to have more children. Now a year later, the self-employed Hollywood engineer and inventor lives cancer-free, and he and his wife last week tried for a baby through in-vitro fertilization using his sperm frozen before the surgery left him sterile. Rosenblum, 41, is one of a growing number of young cancer patients freezing sperm and eggs in case surgery,...

2007-04-16 09:00:42

The Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) will host the third annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium where physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and scientists will meet to discuss new concepts, techniques and challenges in the field of reproductive medicine. This forum will collectively bring together medical experts to help advance the field of assisted reproductive technology. The Midwest Reproductive Symposium (MRS) is an educational event that began in 2005 to promote the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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