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2014-06-20 23:04:37

Based in Pittsburgh, InventHelp is working to submit this idea, the Breast Cancer Apron, to companies for their consideration and possible feedback. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 "After undergoing a mastectomy to treat breast cancer, I realized that I needed bottles in order to capture the drainage," said an inventor from Sumrall, Miss. "The hospital did not provide me with a device to carry the bottles home, so I had to develop my own solution." She created a...

2014-06-18 23:13:21

Proceeds from June 27 game against Arizona Rattlers will be donated in support of services for breast cancer survivors. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 HERS Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF) today announced that they are teaming up with the San Jose SaberCats arena football team to raise awareness and funds in support of local organizations that serve breast cancer survivors. Proceeds from each ticket sold for the June 27 game against the Arizona Rattlers will benefit HERS Breast Cancer...

2014-06-02 08:31:43

Results indicate that it's possible for breast cancer patients to receive adequate doses of radiation therapy while undergoing patient-controlled tissue expansion as part of the breast reconstruction process PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirXpanders Inc., a company developing novel technology for women who require tissue expansion for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, today reported published results that show that acceptable levels of radiation can be...

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2014-05-22 11:34:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One year ago last week, Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy – but now a new study indicates that surgically removing both breasts may be unnecessary for women who are diagnosed with cancer in a single breast. Published in the journal JAMA Surgery, the new study found that approximately 70 percent of women that have both breasts removed after having a breast cancer...

2014-05-20 23:09:02

Funds will expand commercialization of market-leading early-stage breast cancer treatment. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 ALISO VIEJO, Calif: Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced it has secured a $10 million financing deal with GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services business. The funds will be used to further product development efforts in the breast conservation therapy (BCT) market, as well as expand the commercialization of the company’s SAVI® breast...

2014-05-16 23:01:53

Plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist Oren Z. Lerman has launched a new website, featuring rich educational content and a library of videos. Manhattan, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist Oren Z. Lerman has launched a new practice website at http://www.orenlerman.com. The site, developed in the Lucid™ Content Management System, features a comprehensive library of video clips, exhaustive educational content on the...

2014-05-01 23:07:27

Cianna Medical: Early-stage breast cancer treatment enables more women to opt for partial breast radiation. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced the results of a trial examining the long-term side effects of strut-based brachytherapy for early-stage breast cancer. According to researchers, treatment with SAVI® breast brachytherapy resulted in very low rates of late toxicities, even in patients with minimal space...

2014-05-01 16:33:07

LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IceCure Medical, Inc. announced today the beginning of a landmark, multi-centered clinical trial which will study the effect of percutaneous cryoablation on malignant breast tumors. This announcement comes on the heels of the publication of results from Z1072 cryoablation trial. This trial, sponsored by American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) involved cryoablation of small breast cancer tumors followed by traditional surgical...

2014-04-21 23:10:56

The fifth annual People with Purpose Awards Luncheon on April 24 recognizes the contributions of local nonprofits, business leaders, and doctors in support of breast cancer survivors. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 HERS Breast Cancer Foundation today announced that they are hosting a community awards event on April 24. The fifth annual People with Purpose Awards Luncheon honors people and organizations from the Bay Area whose contributions have supported breast cancer survivors and...

2014-04-15 08:28:33

Highly statistically significant improvement in expansion and total implant times compared to saline PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirXpanders Inc., a company developing novel technology for women who require tissue expansion for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, today reported that interim data from its XPAND study show that the AeroForm(TM) device led to highly statistically significant reduction in the time it takes to expand a woman's breast...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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