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2014-07-08 12:28:54

Lee National Denim Day® has raised millions for breast cancer programs and research, and three ambassadors will help lead this year's campaign MERRIAM, Kan., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three courageous breast cancer survivors are Lee Jeans' 2014 Lee National Denim Day ambassadors, leading a campaign to raise millions of dollars to fight breast cancer. The three women will join Lee on Friday, October 3, to urge millions of people nationwide to put on their jeans and...

2014-07-08 12:28:32

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Stewart joins a "Who's Who" of the culinary world raising funds and awareness for Cook for the Cure, a partnership between Susan G. Komen® and KitchenAid that has raised more than $9.5 million for the fight against breast cancer. Stewart will host an invitation-only "party with a purpose" to help kick off the program's 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, which encourages home cooks to gather family, friends and colleagues to...

2014-07-07 23:05:15

Researchers say some patients on the popular mesothelioma drug, pemetrexed, may be able to avoid the risks and discomfort of lung fluid evacuation. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 A new Danish study suggests that the practice of draining off lung fluid to avoid pemetrexed (Alimta) toxicity may not be necessary for all patients. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new study for mesothelioma patients and their families. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the...

2014-07-03 23:07:25

The Mesothelioma Victims Center will be open on the Fourth of July holiday weekend to ensure diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family members have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, as well as to answer any questions they might have. For more information any diagnosed victim, or their family members, can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at...

2014-07-03 23:01:46

The Firm is evaluating hysterectomy cancer lawsuits on behalf of women who experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma or other cancers, allegedly due to the use of a power morcellator in laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 A petition to ban a surgical device named in several morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) is nearing 11,000 signatures, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a posting on...

2014-07-03 12:23:38

TGEN Lung cancer patients could especially benefit from new ‘QTA’ technique Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE. Genetic changes increasingly are recognized as driving cancer development. But obtaining evidence of these changes usually requires a biopsy, which can be problematic for...

2014-07-03 04:21:15

Indoor tanning is becoming increasingly popular with teens and young adults. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Staten Island pediatrician, discusses a recent study suggesting that indoor tanning may increase the risk of early skin cancer. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel or GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "Tanning bed use in youth may increase risk of early skin cancer" published by Medical News Today on...

2014-07-02 23:11:49

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Over the years, the American College of Surgeons has had an unwavering focus on quality improvement programs that enhance patient care. From the implementation of the...

2014-07-02 23:01:24

Money raised from the ride from New York City to Mount Washington (N.H.) will benefit LIVESTRONG Foundation and people affected by cancer. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Last summer, Rob Holden, Ian Laurie and Matt Winstone rented a Boris bike (bike share) in London, drove it 700 miles to the base of Mount Ventoux in Southern France, rode it to the peak and returned it to its dock within 24 hours to avoid the late fee. The trip raised more than $40,000 for the UK’s Macmillan Cancer...

2014-07-02 16:24:28

In this phase two study, 50 percent of glioblastoma patients lived for two years, an encouraging result for one of the most deadly cancers that often kills patients within one year of diagnosis CHICAGO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor in addition to standard of care lived longer compared to those who received standard of care alone,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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