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2012-04-04 20:20:57

The new model may provide scientists with a better understanding of the disease and help with developing effective interventions Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a very aggressive, often misunderstood type of cancer that is diagnosed more frequently in younger women compared with other types of breast cancer. The five-year survival rate is between 25 and 50 percent–significantly lower than the survival rate for other types of breast cancer. The reason for the poor prognosis is...

2011-10-05 14:31:26

In a new study led by Fox Chase Cancer Center radiation oncologist Natasha Townsend, M.D., researchers have found that Gleason scores determined by pathologists at Fox Chase Cancer Center more accurately predict the risk of recurrence than Gleason scores from referring institutions. She presented the new research at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on Monday, October 3. When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, his tumor is assigned a Gleason score...

2011-04-06 16:00:35

Results may lead to safer chemoprevention Numerous studies show that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce the risk of colon cancer. However, animal studies testing the NSAID naproxen or its derivative, NO-naproxen, have focused primarily on chemically-induced tumor formation. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center find that naproxen and NO-naproxen reduce tumor formation in a strain of mutant mice that spontaneously develop colon tumors. The data also suggest that...

2011-04-05 00:06:37

New findings by Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers link a common variant of the powerful anticancer gene p53 to increased inflammatory responses following DNA damage. The results may help explain why African Americans, who more frequently possess this variant, tend to be more susceptible to certain kinds of inflammation-related diseases and cancers, such as type II diabetes and colorectal cancer. Maureen Murphy, PhD, associate professor at Fox Chase, published the findings in the March issue...

2011-03-21 12:54:00

WEST TRENTON, N.J., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) announced today that five New Jersey municipalities have joined its "Kick Butt" competition that pits them against one another to see which town can reduce smoking amongst its public employees the most. The five towns are Parsippany-Troy Hills, Paterson, Vineland, West Milford and Woodbridge. The MWC also announced the launch of a new website to help participants in the challenge:...

2008-08-07 12:00:13

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Felipe Suarez of SEPTA Public Relations, +1-215-580- 7842 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SEPTA will operate shuttle buses for R8 Fox Chase Line passengers on Sunday, August 10 due to a railroad maintenance project. The shuttle buses will operate for the entire service day on Sunday and replace train service between Fox Chase Station and the Fern Rock Transportation Center in order to allow workers to replace worn curved rail....

2007-10-24 12:00:08

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SEPTA will perform a maintenance project that will alter R8 Fox Chase regional rail service on Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28. Shuttle buses will replace regular R8 train service between Fox Chase and Olney Stations on both days from approximately 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. during the project. Regular train service, however, will operate to and from Lawndale Station. The project involves brush and tree trimming from the signal cables...

2007-01-04 18:00:34

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SEPTA's R8 Chestnut Hill West-Fox Chase regional rail line will operate with new schedules beginning Monday, January 8 to accommodate a railroad maintenance project between North Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill West Stations. The new schedules are designed to allow SEPTA to operate train service on a single-track through the project area. The work will impact off-peak weekday travel from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will also be minor...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.