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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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