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2013-07-31 23:03:03

Now fully recovered, Logan Birchfield, a junior kicker/punter at Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton TN, is working towards accomplishing his next goal in hopes of becoming a Division 1 College recruit and scholarship recipient. (Source: Shell Media LLC) Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The parents of 17-year-old Logan Birchfield received a long awaited phone call this week from Urologist Dr. David W. Jones stating that after 2 years of post procedure follow-ups and testing,...

2013-05-27 23:05:03

The national nonprofit has just published an article on veterans who have gotten a rare cancer called soft-tissue sarcoma because of exposure to Agent Orange. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 Sarcoma Alliance board member Warren Bailey survived the Vietnam War, but he may not survive the cancer caused by his service. Like thousands of U.S. soldiers and millions of Vietnamese citizens, he was exposed to Agent Orange, said Bailey, who enlisted in the Army in 1963 and served in Vietnam...

2012-08-03 23:00:50

Campaign launched to help find answers for single mother Danita Tate and keep her from battling alone. Desert Hot Springs, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 Despite being told by her health care provider that nothing more can be done for her, Danita Tate of Desert Hot Springs is not content to lie on her couch waiting to die. Tate´s family recently shared her story through television station KESQ. Motivated by that story, Media Demographics is now launching a media and social networking...

2011-05-19 07:10:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced data from its Phase II study with cixutumumab in five subtypes of sarcoma, a cancer that develops from connective tissues in the body. Study results demonstrated that 57 percent of patients with a soft tissue sarcoma known as adipocytic sarcoma (a rare tumor that develops from fat cells) experienced stable disease. Results from the Phase II study will be presented on Monday, June 6 at 4:15 p.m. CDT...

2010-04-29 12:52:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)'s Eighth Annual Fundraising Gala on Monday, April 26, raised more than $925,000, an all-time record for the non-profit group dedicated to increasing research that will find new and better therapies for patients with sarcoma, a rare connective tissue cancer. Funding from the Gala directly supports grants for sarcoma researchers and assists with education and advocacy initiatives on behalf of sarcoma...

2009-11-11 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Claudia Cohen Research Foundation in association with the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) announced today that it will award an annual $50,000 prize to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to research improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer. The awardees will have made important contributions that improve gynecologic cancer patient care, including early detection. The award will be made to the individual...

2008-07-08 09:01:11

ImClone Systems has announced that a Phase II clinical trial of IMC-A12, the company's fully human, IgG1 anti-insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor monoclonal antibody, in adolescents and adult patients with several types of soft tissue sarcoma has opened for patient enrollment. This multinational Phase II study will evaluate the efficacy of IMC-A12 in adult and adolescent patients with several types of previously treated, advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, which were selected...

2008-06-05 03:00:07

By Edwards, Michael A Beatty, John S; Shah, Malay B; Bittner, James G IV To the Editor: Non-epithelial mesenchymal tumors, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and smooth muscle tumors (SMTs), are rare and may occur in any part of the alimentary tract.1 GISTs originate from the interstitial cell of Cajal, an intestinal pacemaker cell, and represent 1 per cent to 3 per cent of all gastrointestinal malignant tumors. Approximately 5 per cent of GISTs occur in the colon and rectum...

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2008-03-25 11:05:00

After 63-year-old Brooke Zepp was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a rare life-threatening form of cancer in her abdomen, her doctors faced the daunting challenge of removing a total of six organs in order to take out the tumor, which was wrapped around her aorta and the base of two other arteries.Miami transplant doctor Dr. Tomoaki Kato performed Zepp's surgery, which required him to remove her stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver and small intestines during a 15-hour operation at the University...