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2014-05-28 08:32:58

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center create ORIEN to accelerate more precise cancer treatments, diagnostics and prevention methods TAMPA, Fla. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of North America's leading cancer centers, Moffitt Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James), today announced what is likely the...

2014-05-19 12:26:17

Thousands to gather in Chicago for nation's largest survivorship celebration CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, June 1, nearly 4,000 people, including more than 700 cancer survivors, will gather in Chicago's Grant Park for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 21(st) Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K. The event will bring cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and...

2014-05-16 08:25:35

BEIJING, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), a leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced it has engaged The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ("MD Anderson") as a consultant for its cancer hospital projects under planning in Shanghai and Beijing. According to the...

2014-05-09 16:24:13

When she was three months pregnant, Robin Garren learned she had a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer. She also discovered something she never knew she had -- courage. CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Robin Garren celebrates Mother's Day on May 11, it will be just a month shy of her youngest daughter Sophia's second birthday - and the two-year anniversary of the surgery that saved Garren's life. In 2011, Garren was three months into her pregnancy when she...

2014-05-07 08:32:02

DETROIT, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors with the Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center are using Google Glass to enhance communication following a patient's surgery. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO Google Glass is a hands-free, eyewear device that facilitates communication and interaction within the wearer's surroundings. The device combines a computerized central processing unit with a...

2014-04-30 08:20:38

GM, GM Foundation, Cadillac, Chevrolet, other Sponsors/Guests Support Cancer Care DETROIT, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner chaired by Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company, raised more than $2.7 million, making this year's event the most successful Annual Dinner in Karmanos' history. Host sponsor for the elegant gala was Cadillac....

2014-04-14 12:20:53

Karmanos Cancer Institute has raised $2.5 million in advance of Annual Dinner DETROIT, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The auction of the first regular retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has helped raise more than $2.5 million for the upcoming Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32(nd) Annual Dinner, which will be held April 26 in Detroit. Donated by Chevrolet, the supercar went for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla. on April 12....

2014-04-11 23:01:21

In an effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Asian-Americans, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers individual, in-language education and culturally sensitive materials for every Asian-American cancer patient. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 In an effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Asian-Americans, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers individual, in-language education and culturally sensitive materials for every Asian-American cancer...

2014-04-11 16:21:53

In the news release, Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Brain Tumors, issued 11-Apr-2014 by Giant Food of Landover, Md. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline was incorrect on the news release. The headline in the news release should be, "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Cancer" rather than "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight...

2014-04-11 12:23:36

Giant Food Committed to Raise $1.6M for Pediatric Cancer Research LANDOVER, Md., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all Giant Food customers: from April 11(th) through July 10(th), shoppers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer care and research at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children's Cancer Foundation, Inc. through Giant Food's annual Triple Winner( )Game. Customers who make a $1 contribution* receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket that could make...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.