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2014-10-14 23:11:32

There are nearly 400,000 teenagers and adults in America who are childhood cancer survivors, according to the “Cancer Facts and Figures 2014” from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Each is unique, their names and faces etched in the hearts of their medical caregivers; their stories providing encouragement to other children journeying through cancer treatment. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Many young survivors are finding continued hope and help through The National...

2014-10-14 23:09:01

Susan G. Komen® Central and Northern Arizona (Komen CAN AZ) announced a strong year at the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® with more than 13,000 participants as well as $1 million raised and counting. Donations for Komen® CAN AZ’s signature fundraising event of the year will continue through Oct. 31, 2014. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Susan G. Komen® Central and Northern Arizona (Komen CAN AZ) announced a strong year at the 22nd...

2014-10-14 23:07:43

Project connects cancer patients with local companies donating services to match their greatest need Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation has been connecting cancer patients with their family and friends for over seven years and this month, in honor of breast cancer awareness and all people affected by cancer, they are connecting patients with businesses that can fulfill their greatest needs. Throughout the month of October cancer patients will be...

2014-10-14 23:01:01

AAHOA's donation to Susan G. Komen® will boost efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) announced today that the organization will donate $5,000 to Susan G. Komen® during its Southeast Texas Regional Conference in Houston, Texas. AAHOA is the voice of owners in the hospitality industry and a supporter of breast cancer research. “Breast cancer knows no demographic boundaries, and we...

2014-10-14 16:25:59

Supports breast cancer research at Karmanos Cancer Institute; promotes breast health awareness DETROIT, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to raising breast health awareness that benefits our community, the Detroit Tigers hit it out of the ballpark. That's exactly what happened Sept. 12 when the Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute teamed up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at Comerica Park. In addition to raising awareness of breast...

2014-10-14 16:24:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society estimates that about 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States during 2014, which is what makes fundraisers like Play for P.I.N.K. recently held in Harrisburg so important. Hosted by The Country Club of Harrisburg, the inaugural event held on Oct. 6 raised nearly $100,000 for cancer research. "For its first year, the results of this local Play for P.I.N.K....

2014-10-14 12:30:20

CINCINNATI, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed a new technique for treating the eye cancer retinoblastoma to improve the odds for preventing eye loss, blindness or death in children with advanced forms of the disease. Treatments for retinoblastoma have progressed dramatically in recent years, one being a procedure called ophthalmic artery infusion chemotherapy. A tiny catheter is inserted into an artery...

2014-10-14 12:29:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer recently awarded the Jim Lafferty Memorial Research Grant in the amount of $45,000 to Peter Carroll, M.D., M.P.H., of UC San Francisco for the purpose of researching new and improved methods for early detection of prostate cancer. The grant is part of the ZERO Cancer Research Fund, charged with supporting innovative, high-reward research that offers the best return on investment for patients and...

2014-10-14 08:30:52

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is cancer that originated in the breast but has spread to other parts of the body, such as liver, lung, bones and brain. MBC is the cause of 40,000 deaths every year in the U.S. NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On National Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Awareness Day, October 13, the MBC Alliance revealed the results of their Landscape Report, Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. The MBC Alliance, representing 29 cancer...

2014-10-13 23:09:25

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is not only incredibly passionate about making certain all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in the United States get the best possible compensation for this rare form of cancer, they are also incredibly focused on making certain individuals who were exposed to asbestos decades ago at a workplace get annual checkups that include an x-ray exam. This week the group wants to encourage individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos at a workplace to ask their...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.