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2013-02-28 12:25:21

DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 90 physicians affiliated with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center have been named to the Best Doctors in America ® List for 2013. The list is assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, and is audited and certified by Gallup®, with results taken from an exhaustive polling of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States. (Logo:...

2013-02-28 08:26:24

Highlights MELBOURNE, Fla. and WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has implemented its healthcare business intelligence dashboard to help improve clinical outcomes, patient safety and documentation processes at City of Hope , a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of Chicago-based University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). Harris'...

2013-02-25 16:26:01

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Editor's Note: The following article is part of the monthly Lifelines education and awareness print series that the National Cancer Institute provides to African American news and information outlets (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111018/DC89117LOGO) Seeking medical care often feels like entering a maze. The best path forward is not always clear, and the future is uncertain. All...

2013-02-22 12:22:55

- This Unique Collaboration is Highlighted by Support from Hoops for St. Jude Ambassadors Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, David Lee, Kevin Love, Lionel Hollins and George Karl - NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and ESPN are teaming up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the fight against pediatric cancer by raising awareness and funds to support lifesaving work for...

2013-02-19 12:31:17

CLEVELAND, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, Ohio, has received two significant gifts totaling $14.5 million in support of the health system's $1.5 billion Discover the Difference Campaign. Kathleen Coleman has donated $7.5 million to the UH Seidman Cancer Center and Barbara Peterson Ruhlman has made a gift of $6 million to UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, which will be matched by a $1 million gift from the Rainbow Babies & Children's...

2013-02-18 08:23:08

DETROIT, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has announced the successful completion of the $3 million Herrick Cancer Research Challenge, with an approximately $5.7 million total impact, exceeding challenge goals. The total impact includes grant dollars contributed by the Herrick Foundation and challenge funds given by donors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The Herrick Foundation made an initial...

2013-02-13 12:27:16

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentigen Corporation, a biotechnology company specializing in the development and manufacture of lentiviral gene delivery products, announced today that that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to P140K methylguanine methyltransferase (MGMT) transduced human CD34 cells (product name: LG631-CD34) for bone marrow protection in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. Orphan drug designation qualifies...

2013-02-04 12:23:48

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been named one of the best cancer care hospitals in the country by Parents magazine. The results, based on the magazine's survey of more than 60 children's hospitals, appear in the March 2013 issue. "Being recognized is always a great honor, especially since our focus on some of the toughest pediatric cancers often makes comparisons difficult," said Dr. William E. Evans, St. Jude...

2013-02-04 08:25:26

Kim and Mark Reuss to Chair Karmanos Cancer Institute's 31st Annual Dinner April 20 DETROIT, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation donated $400,000 for the second straight year to support cancer research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. This generous gift, which will help recruit highly specialized cancer researchers, celebrates Karmanos' 31st Annual Dinner and brings the combined contribution from the GM Foundation and General Motors to...

2013-01-31 16:26:04

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that a strategic biotechnology project in Western New York, initially funded through the Regional Economic Development Councils, is expanding successfully, leveraging additional private investments for further growth and strengthening the regional economy. The Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM), an extension of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), has leveraged $18.5 million in additional investments from an...