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2013-05-09 23:45:40

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) declares June “Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month” to increase awareness of cancer immunotherapy, a new class of cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system to fight the disease and represents the most immediate hope for curing patients with any type of cancer. The month will feature educational webinars offered free to the public from top experts in cancer immunotherapy, and a Wear White for a Cure Day on June 7. New York, NY (PRWEB)...

2013-04-17 16:25:26

Study shows sharp drop in activity 10 years after diagnosis Breast cancer survivors are among the women who could most benefit from regular physical activity, yet few meet national exercise recommendations during the 10 years after being diagnosed, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior studies and available evidence show a strong association between physical activity and reduced mortality, extended survival and higher quality of life among...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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