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2010-06-02 14:30:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., Co-Chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, internationally recognized for his work in urologic oncology, will be among physicians from the Cancer Center presenting research abstracts at the American Urological Association's 2010 Annual Meeting. The American Urological Association (AUA) is committed to fostering the highest standards of urologic care by...

2010-05-26 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hackensack University Medical Center has deployed Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) NeoFax® Online to provide physicians, nurses, and pharmacy staff in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with electronic, evidence-based drug information. NeoFax Online delivers neonatal reference information, enables clinicians to check on potential drug interactions, delivers, and provides dosing calculations that account for infants' ever-changing...

2010-05-19 09:09:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A Phase I clinical trial of SNS-032, one of the first in a new class of drugs that inhibit cyclin-dependent kinases, demonstrated the drug's safety and potential clinical action against advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Cyclin-dependent kinases are enzymatic proteins that are integrally involved in cellular metabolism, renewal and signaling, and are thought to play key roles in the growth of cancers. The drug did not demonstrate any...

2010-05-17 09:27:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that it is one of two cancer centers in the tri-state area currently implanting a wireless radiation sensor, known as DVS(®) (Dose Verification System). John Theurer Cancer Center radiation oncologists can now receive data immediately post- treatment on the precise amount of radiation being delivered to tumors and surrounding tissue for prostate...

2010-04-26 15:00:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) - a group of serious blood cancers - are nearly five times more common in seniors than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. The study also showed for the first time that MDS patients are at much higher risk for heart attack, diabetes and other serious complications than other seniors, and that their health care...

2010-04-21 16:10:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced today a special event for head and neck cancer survivors and their loved ones hosted by the radiation oncology division. The Third Annual Head & Neck Cancer Forum: Unmasked is a celebration to build a strong support network and provide information for head and neck cancer survivors. Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary...

2010-04-15 17:35:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will host a hematological malignancies conference for physicians and patients on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. The event, entitled "Current and Innovative Modalities in the Management of Hematological Malignancies", is part of John Theurer Cancer Center's commitment to provide both healthcare professionals as well as patients with an update on the newest advances in the...

2010-04-05 17:13:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will bring together top neuro-oncologists from around the country for a symposium to address new treatment updates and review management of complex cases across a broad array of neuro-oncology specialties. The Sixth Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Update of New Guidelines in Neuro-Oncology will take place on Friday, April 9. The program will feature neuro-oncology experts from...

2010-03-02 08:30:00

ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS '10 -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey's largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services, has selected RSA® Adaptive Authentication to help prevent unauthorized access to sensitive patient data while providing convenience to its users and meet strategic organizational goals including regulatory compliance. "Since physicians will be able to...

2010-01-26 09:00:00

CAMDEN, N.J. and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A statewide Physician Workforce Policy Task Force, convened since 2007 by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH) today called for the establishment of a new state "Center for Medical and Health Workforce Planning;" the infusion of new state and federal support; and, a revision of existing programs over the next decade in order to forestall "an unprecedented shortfall" in the number of physicians available to treat...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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