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2011-04-28 15:23:00

PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has joined the Journey Forward collaborative to promote cancer survivorship through the use of Survivorship Care Plans. Journey Forward, a collaboration consisting of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center, WellPoint, and Genentech, welcomes the support and participation of ONS in this initiative. "Nurses are key providers of education for patients through their...

2011-03-10 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. There were 3 million cancer survivors in 1971 and 9.8 million in 2001. A cancer survivor is defined as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the...

2011-01-15 00:00:45

Company's online fundraising tools empower race participants to run for a reason and raise money to fight cancer Boston, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011 FirstGiving (http://www.firstgiving.com), the proven leader in providing online peer-to-peer fundraising tools, announced today that it was named the series sponsor of the 2011 Run Against Cancer Events Series (RACES), as well as the preferred online fundraising partner for event participants. The six race series benefits three key...

2010-12-07 10:40:00

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Establishes Artists-in-Residence and SuperSibs! programs to support children affected by cancer and their siblings PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been chosen as a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project award recipient, funding two unique programs called Artists-in-Residence and SuperSibs! within the Cancer Center's Psychosocial Services Program to enhance emotional...

2010-11-02 00:00:38

Features one-of-a-kind wristbands, designed to create visibility, empower victims and ultimately save lives Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 "“ Wristband Connection (http://www.WristbandConnection.com) today announced the launch of its BAND AGAINST BULLYING wristbands and an awareness campaign. The campaign is centered around Wristband Connection's one-of-a-kind wide silicone wristband, seen here at http://www.wristbandconnection.com/band-against-bullying.php. The wristbands were...

2010-10-22 12:02:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering weekly research-based tip sheets regarding breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and survivorship. Today's tip sheet, the fourth and final in the series, is "10 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors" provided by Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., director...

2010-10-21 13:58:00

BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people are wearing bald caps on Friday, October 22 in nationwide cancer fund-raiser Be Bold, Be Bald! Participants are going about their daily activities while honoring cancer patients and raising much-needed funds for research. Most participants have a very personal experience with this dreaded disease and are wearing the bald cap to show their support for a family member, friend or co-worker. Each participant raises money by getting sponsored...

2010-10-20 17:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen announced today the launch of the Breakaway from Cancer® initiative's "Striking the Balance" podcast series. The series presents the best moments from a dynamic, first-of-its-kind roundtable event held with Amgen's four nonprofit Breakaway from Cancer partner organizations at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. The podcast series aims to highlight potential areas for improvement...

2010-10-01 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the GW Cancer Institute (GWCI) were recently awarded $4.25 million by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to establish a National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center. Work on the project will begin on September 30. "Collaboration is critical to effectively address the needs of the more than 11 million cancer survivors in the United States today. Through our partnership, the GW Cancer Institute and the...

2010-09-28 06:05:19

Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine are leading the way in treating and researching childhood cancer at the Texas Children's Cancer Center but the center has also become nationally known for its work in an increasingly important area of pediatric cancer "“ survivorship issues. "At the Texas Children's Cancer Center we recognize that health concerns for childhood cancer patients do not end when their cancer treatment is successfully completed," said Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, associate...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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