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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...

2008-08-26 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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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