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2014-01-28 12:23:55

Funds raised through 150 mile cycling event will support breakthrough research, education and patient care. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer launched on Tuesday to raise vital funds for the cancer programs at Penn Medicine. Funds raised will be used immediately to support breakthrough cancer research, education and patient care programs at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center. "We are absolutely thrilled to...

2014-01-22 23:04:38

Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to seek to establish a formal affiliation between Allegheny and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, for clinical collaborations, medical education, and a broad range of cancer research initiatives. Pittsburgh, PA/Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins...

2014-01-02 08:22:48

Pernilla and Dan Ammann Chair Signature Event DETROIT, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the celebration and help save lives by participating in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner, Saturday, April 26, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. This year's Annual Dinner Chairs are Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer for Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, executive vice president and chief financial officer for General Motors Company. (Logo:...

2013-12-19 23:02:05

A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate radiation treatment from the world’s first proton system of its kind. The treatment was administered today at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate...

2013-11-21 23:01:20

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has named Florence and Herbert Irving the inaugural recipients of the Samuel Bard Leadership Award for Commitment to Health Care. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Honors Florence and Herbert Irving with Inaugural Samuel Bard Award Over three decades, the Irvings have transformed cancer care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, giving over $200 million in gifts. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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