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2013-09-09 11:33:35

For the first time, a genetic link specific to risk of childhood leukemia has been identified, according to a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, University of Washington, and other institutions. The discovery was reported online today in the journal Nature Genetics. "We're in unchartered territory," said study author Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. "At the very...

2013-08-31 23:01:40

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa is raising awareness and funds during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Hands On is a Recommended Community Provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and also has someone in their massage family who’s daughter is battling Neuroblastoma and therefore finds it befitting to do so. Commack, Long Island, New York (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa recognizes...

2013-08-30 23:00:24

On September 27, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will be the host of its “Knowledge is Hope” regional conference on malignant mesothelioma, taking place at the Harvard Club in New York City. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 On September 27, 2013, on the heels of Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will host its “Knowledge is Hope” regional conference on malignant mesothelioma, taking place at the Harvard Club in New York...

2013-08-08 14:13:44

Findings could help identify patients most likely to benefit from lung-sparing surgery A new study by thoracic surgeons and pathologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows that a specific pattern found in the tumor pathology of some lung cancer patients is a strong predictor of recurrence. Knowing that this feature exists in a tumor's pathology could be an important factor doctors use to guide cancer treatment decisions. According to the study's authors, the findings offer...

2013-07-12 23:31:58

Dr. Arthur Brown, Chief & Medical Director for Employee Health & Wellness Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Medgate User Group Conference. Up to 200 OHS professionals from many leading organizations will gather at this conference to discuss best practices in OHS data management. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Medgate is pleased to announce Dr. Arthur E. Brown as the keynote speaker for its 2013 User Group Conference (UGC). Dr....

2013-06-03 12:37:18

The combination of the immunotherapy drug ipilimumab and the investigational antibody drug nivolumab led to long-lasting tumor shrinkage in more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma, according to results from a Phase I trial simultaneously published online on Sunday, June 2, in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center researchers at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Several patients...

2013-05-30 23:02:21

The Society for Translational Oncology (STO) is pleased to announce that Professor Patrick G. Johnston, M.D., Ph.D, Dean of the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, Queen´s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been named recipient of the 2013 Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Prize. Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 The Society for Translational Oncology (STO) is pleased to announce that Professor Patrick G. Johnston, M.D., Ph.D, Dean of the School of Medicine, Dentistry...


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