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Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Wayne Wood, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer. In a retrospective study of about 200 veterans...

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2014-09-18 16:27:45

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RainTree Oncology Services, the nation's leading community oncology alliance, has won Ventana Research's 2014 CIO Leadership Award for OncoExplorer for Pharma. Part of the RainTree Analytics suite of products, OncoExplorer for Pharma is a comprehensive cloud-based analytics portal for oncology research. Insights derived from OncoExplorer will improve cancer treatment by helping researchers to develop clinical and pharmaceutical protocols....

2014-09-18 12:29:16

Contract Funds 3D Breast Cancer, 3D Brain Cancer Micro-Tumor Development GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KIYATEC announced today that it has been awarded a $1.975 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the course of the two year award, KIYATEC will expand its 3D breast cancer model to address two...

2014-09-18 08:30:22

Live Webcast from New York on Friday, September 26th SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that Daniel P. Gold, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time from the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center...

2014-09-18 08:30:17

U.S. Senators Boxer, Sessions Introduce Bill to Create National Prostate Cancer Council BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) yesterday introduced legislation that would create a National Prostate Cancer Council, a group of federal agencies, patients, and medical experts charged with developing and implementing a national strategic plan to advance prostate cancer diagnostics to improve patient care....

2014-09-18 08:20:45

Hyundai Nonprofit Donates a Total of $9M to 36 U.S. Children's Oncology Group Hospitals and Research Institutions during September's National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; Nonprofit Announces $87 million in Research Funding in Support of Childhood Cancer Research and Programs by Year-end /PRNewswire/ -- September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - a time to bring awareness to childhood cancer and recognize the young lives impacted by the disease. While pediatric cancer is...

2014-09-17 23:14:51

When the Mesothelioma Victims Center created a state specific initiative for the state of Ohio they had two simple goals that included all diagnosed victims in the Buckeye State have instant access to the nation's top mesothelioma compensation lawyers, and these individuals, or their family members have nearly instant access to the best mesothelioma treatment centers in the state. Before a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in Ohio retain the services of an attorney to advance a...

2014-09-17 23:08:45

Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cited for Exemplary Services DALLAS (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 U.S. News and World Report recently recognized the top hospitals in the country, and three mesothelioma treatment centers made the magazine’s list of best cancer treatment facilities, the mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd reports. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Brigham and Women’s...

2014-09-17 20:22:21

2014 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® Celebrates Accomplishments DETROIT, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of funds raised in the 2014 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, $896,474 was awarded to three local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. An additional $235,000 went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program....

2014-09-17 20:22:13

Oral presentation at American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting describes Decipher's ability to identify high-risk prostate cancer patients that may benefit from radiation therapy after surgery, improving treatment decision-making SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that data featured in an oral presentation at the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) demonstrates convincing evidence of the...

2014-09-17 16:27:16

SEATTLE, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive Biotechnologies, a clinical stage diagnostics company that leverages Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to profile the adaptive immune system, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Hansen as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). The addition of Brian to the Company's expanding Executive Leadership Team follows recent key hires from leading global healthcare companies, including Dean Schorno (CFO) and Kathleen Determann (General...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'