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2011-07-25 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation and GRACE are pleased to partner in providing an upcoming one-hour webinar on Wednesday, July 27th at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific, on the subject of prevention and management of skin, nail, and hair-related side effects of common lung cancer treatments. This program will be led by Dr. Mario Lacouture, a dermatologist now running a busy clinic at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who is...

2011-06-21 12:40:57

Dr. Xiang Zhang, whose research focuses on breast cancer metastasis, has been named a McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. Currently a research associate in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Zhang will join the BCM faculty July 5. He will be a McNair Scholar in Breast Cancer. The McNair Scholar program at BCM, supported by the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and managed by the McNair Medical Institute, identifies "rising stars" in...

2011-06-21 10:58:00

Amos Lee Performs During Dinner by Chef Bradford Thompson NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research raised over $21,000 at its 4th Annual Epicurean Dinner on June 15th at the Sony Club. Perched atop the Sony Building in midtown Manhattan, the intimate gathering of sixty guests savored an elegantly crafted dinner by Chef Bradford Thompson and the Club's breath-taking views. 2006 James Beard Award Winner Bradford...

2011-06-13 15:58:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first clinical trial in humans of a new technology: Cornell Dots, brightly glowing nanoparticles that can light up cancer cells in PET-optical imaging. A paper describing this new medical technology, "Multimodal silica nanoparticles are effective cancer-targeted probes in a model of human melanoma," will be published June 13, 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (July 2011). This is a collaboration between Memorial...

2011-06-07 08:00:00

Event Raises Over $275,000 for Cancer and AIDS Research NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce that it raised over $275,000 at its 12th Annual Family Day honoring Big Time Rush on June 5, 2011 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Family Day provided a spectacular day full of fun games, carnival activities and live performances to raise money for cancer and AIDS research. The fundraiser has steadily grown into one of the...

2011-06-04 00:00:31

The Society for Translational Oncology (STO) is honored to award the 2011 Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Prize to Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobágyi, Nellie B. Connally Chair, Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hortobágyi is awarded the prize for his life-long dedication to cancer patients and his pioneering progress in bringing new hope to breast cancer patients. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 02, 2011 The Society for Translational Oncology (STO) is...

2011-04-15 14:30:00

FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today through July 14, Stop & Shop customers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through Stop & Shop's annual Triple Winner Game®. Customers who make a $1 contribution to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and can win free store products, gift cards or cash prizes up to $10,000. Stop & Shop...

2011-02-25 12:53:07

Screening for PSA velocity leads to many unnecessary biopsies and should be removed from screening guidelines Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have found that change in PSA levels over time "” known as PSA velocity "” is a poor predictor of prostate cancer and may lead to many unnecessary biopsies. The new study of more than 5,000 men was published online February 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Andrew Vickers, PhD, Associate Attending...

2011-01-27 00:02:57

The Max Cure Foundation/Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaborative Grant in Pediatric Cancer Research will fund novel research to develop minimally toxic therapies to improve the quality of life for children with cancer, with the ultimate goal of finding cures for pediatric cancers. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 The Max Cure Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund pediatric cancer causes, and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF),...

2011-01-11 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Quinn, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2011 cancer and AIDS research grant recipients. Martell-funded research at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center made national headlines this week when it was announced that health care giant Johnson & Johnson is helping to bring this revolutionary blood test to market. In addition to the continuation of innovative cancer and AIDS research the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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