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2014-09-10 16:25:08

Stage set to determine if drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors will extend the lives of patients with the high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; pediatric clinical trial scheduled to open by early 2015 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one-quarter of young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and may benefit from drugs widely used to treat other types of...

2014-04-07 12:22:52

The Hyundai Hope On Wheels COG Biorepository will help Project:EveryChild study every type of pediatric cancer that occurs in the U.S. FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America's pediatric cancer nonprofit organization, Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, yesterday announced a $2 million research grant award to fund the Children's Oncology Group's (COG) Project:EveryChild. This marks Hyundai's latest move in supporting the scientific community's efforts to...

2011-06-10 13:24:02

Receiving radiation therapy immediately after a radical prostatectomy is a cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer patients when compared with waiting and acting on elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a new study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital. What's more, a separate, but related study, found that urologists were less likely than radiation oncologists to recommend adjuvant radiation therapy or to believe it improves overall...

2010-06-21 06:00:00

For 10th Year, CureSearch's 'Reach the Day' Event Brings Hundreds to Washington WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today and tomorrow hundreds of families of children with cancer are visiting Capitol Hill to ask Congress one question: Where is the research money that was authorized by the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008? For the last 10 years, the CureSearch for Children's Cancer community has come to Washington seeking more federal funding for...

2009-06-22 09:36:00

- In a First, Immunotherapy Works Against Neuroblastoma - PHILADELPHIA, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multicenter research team has announced encouraging results for an experimental therapy using elements of the body's immune system to improve cure rates for children with neuroblastoma, a challenging cancer of the nervous system. John M. Maris, M.D., chief of Oncology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored the phase 3 clinical trial, which was led by Alice Yu, M.D.,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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