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2012-09-20 11:34:26

Films that feature characters with cancer have become a familiar sight for movie-goers in recent years, but they rarely portray the patient's chances of survival accurately, Italian researchers will report at the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna, Austria. After carefully studying 82 movies that center on a person with cancer, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Gran Torino to Diary of a Country Priest and beyond, Dr Luciano De Fiore from Sapienza...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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