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2011-10-06 09:54:37

Treating women with early stage breast cancer with a combination of chemotherapy and the molecularly targeted drug Herceptin significantly increases survival in patients with a specific genetic mutation that results in very aggressive disease, a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center reported Wednesday. The study also found that a regimen without the drug Adriamycin, an anthracycline commonly used as a mainstay to treat breast cancer but one that, especially when paired...

2011-03-29 12:22:00

LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Film Independent Spirit Award-winner Patty Jenkins (Monster) have been signed to direct the Lifetime Original Movie Project Five, an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives. Aniston, Marta Kauffman (Friends), Paula Wagner (The Last Samurai, Mission: Impossible), Kristin Hahn (The Departed, The Switch), Kevin Chinoy (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape) and...

2010-09-29 08:02:00

10th Anniversary Rock the Ribbon Celebration Honors Breastcancer.org and the Millions of Lives Touched by the Nonprofit Organization ARDMORE, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a grand finale to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Grammy Award-winning singer Harry Connick Jr. will be the featured performer at Philadelphia's famed Academy of Music on Saturday, October 30, 2010 for Rock the Ribbon - the 10th anniversary celebration and benefit concert for Breastcancer.org. (Logo:...

2010-09-21 17:50:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Five time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy, will release his new album, Living Proof on October 26th. His 11th Silvertone/Jive studio release marks an historic first as it brings together the incomparable B.B. King and Guy on the introspective and moving lead single, "Stay Around A Little Longer." The landmark single represents the first time that these two blues titans have ever joined together on a studio release....

2009-10-01 16:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking its fifteenth consecutive year supporting October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lifetime Networks, the top women's entertainment destination and the industry's leading advocate for women, today unveiled its 2009 multi-platform Stop Breast Cancer for Life public affairs campaign, The Power of 15. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080804/NYM114LOGO) Lifetime, which for more than 25 years has led one of the most...

2009-08-20 12:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Television, the number one women's network, has renewed its hit comedic drama Drop Dead Diva for a second season. The announcement was made today by JoAnn Alfano, Executive Vice President, Entertainment, Lifetime Networks. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090608/LA29276) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080804/NYM114LOGO) The Network has ordered 13 new episodes of the freshman series, which stars break-out...

2009-06-09 07:00:00

Provider of breakthrough beauty solutions selects Allurent to enhance e-commerce business CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Allurent, the market leader in powering superior online shopping experiences, today announced that Living Proof, a new company based in Cambridge, MA which invents advanced materials to help solve the toughest beauty problems, has selected Allurent on Demand to bring interactive experiences to its e-commerce site. Allurent on Demand (AoD) is a hosted,...

2008-10-17 08:45:00

By Gary Levin The made-for-TV movie, all but gone from the major networks, is being reinvented on cable. In the mid-1970s, there were six weekly movies on the three broadcast networks, and as late as 1998, ABC, CBS and NBC all aired them on Sunday nights. Now none do: Instead, they offer a combined half-dozen or so titles each year. Yet check the Saturday night lineup (a dead zone for the big guys) and you'll find new films on Lifetime, Sci Fi Channel and Hallmark, the three...

2008-10-13 06:00:18

By Liz Szabo Barbara Bradfield has lived to see dramatic changes in breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in 1989, Bradfield's tumor -- which produced an overabundance of a protein called HER2 -- was considered especially deadly. Today, women with tumors like hers have some of the best survival rates in breast cancer. Experts say the drug that has kept Bradfield healthy for so long, Herceptin, has changed the nature of breast cancer and helped doctors better understand what causes...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'