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2014-10-27 23:00:55

A report released by the Spanish Ministry of Health finds that mesothelioma is “grossly under-recognized” in Spain. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Researchers in Spain say many workers who contract mesothelioma after on-the-job asbestos exposure are not getting the recognition and compensation to which they are entitled. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Healthcare researchers at Spain’s Ministry of Health and...

2014-10-27 08:29:11

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients on the Gold Coast of Queensland have gained access to treatments on an advanced TrueBeam(TM) radiotherapy and radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Queensland's first TrueBeam device commenced treatments at Genesis CancerCare Queensland's treatment center located at John Flynn Hospital in Tugun last week. The Varian TrueBeam(TM) system, which integrates advanced treatment, imaging and motion...

2014-10-27 04:21:55

- Tosedostat Currently in Phase 2 Development for Patients with AML and MDS - SEATTLE, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to tosedostat through concurrent transactions with Vernalis R&D Limited (Vernalis), the originator of tosedostat, and Chroma Therapeutics Ltd. (Chroma), through which CTI previously held a sublicense with respect to tosedostat in North, Central and South America....

2014-10-25 23:01:49

Japanese doctors say they may have found a way around the toxicity problem of standard drug treatment for mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Mesothelioma researchers are reporting extended survival in a mesothelioma patient who continued to receive pemetrexed (Alimta), after his combination drug therapy became too toxic. Click here to read the full story, just posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. A new case study from Uji Tokushukai Medical Center in Japan...

2014-10-24 08:26:41

ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by KLAS, an independent research firm, Elekta's (EKTA-B.ST) MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System earned the number one ranking in the medical and/or radiology oncology category of KLAS' "Oncology 2014: Integration is Key" report. The survey of 247 customers of various vendors said that "Elekta has improved their MOSAIQ interfaces to take a commanding lead over their competitors." MOSAIQ scored 82.4 out of 100, 93 percent of...

2014-10-23 23:10:13

In CHAMPS Oncology's recent blog post, Have You Had Your Annual Mammogram?, Toni Hare shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's recent blog post, Have You Had Your Annual Mammogram?, Toni Hare shares her thoughts on the topic. Readers may know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month…but do they know breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women? Or that according to the American Cancer Society’s estimates...

2014-10-23 23:02:28

The Firm is investigating potential power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to uterine morcellation. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Concerns over power morcellators (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/defective-medical-devices/morcellator-sarcoma-cancer-lawsuit/) and their potential to spread uterine cancers are now making headlines overseas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the U.K.’s Channel...

2014-10-23 12:30:32

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified a promising new triple-drug combination therapy that exploits DNA repair problem in Ewing sarcoma tumors; clinical trials expected to open soon MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, reported St....

2014-10-23 12:30:04

America's No. 1 Apparel Brand Partners with National Breast Cancer Foundation To Help Raise the Comfort Level Surrounding Mammograms WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Hanes is again partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for early detection and testing for breast cancer. Additionally, Hanes has joined forces with influential bloggers to reignite their successful "Mammogram...

2014-10-23 12:29:06

CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sylvia Rosenberg was 27 when she found a lump in her right breast. A biopsy confirmed she had early stage breast cancer. Her doctor recommended a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and hormone therapy. Sylvia had watched her aunt battle breast cancer, and she was determined to find a better treatment. Her research confirmed that SonoPhoto Dynamic Therapy (SPDT) combined with hyperthermia had a better success rate than conventional...


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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'.