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2014-09-10 12:27:54

ViewRay's MRIdian System Directly Tracks Tumor Motion Continuously During Treatment CLEVELAND, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system from ViewRay(TM), a privately held medical device company, is now being used to treat patients at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, Wisconsin, the second clinical group in the world to treat patients with MRI-guided radiation therapy. With yesterday's treatment, the center also became the first...

2014-09-10 12:24:59

Thousands to Walk to Raise Funds for Blood Cancer Research SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Northern California Chapter will be kicking off its 2014 Light The Night(®) Walk campaign with the San Francisco Walk on September 23, 2014 at 5 p.m. PT at AT&T Park. The Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign from LLS, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer...

2014-09-10 12:24:45

Behind The Bench, The National Basketball Wives Association and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team up for Cancer Cures WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 11-year-old Kyle Markes passed away of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on December 24, 2013, just days before he was set to be his idol Kevin Durant's special guest at an Oklahoma Thunder game on Christmas Day. Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Almost 150,000...

2014-09-10 08:31:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering a completely revamped report of must do's for a recently diagnosed victim of mesothelioma that includes instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, specific research for the best possible treatment options, and a list of essentials such as establishing a will, power of attorney, etc. For more information, diagnosed victims of mesothelioma are urged to contact the...

2014-09-09 23:14:42

More than 80% of endometrial cancers are endometrioid endometrial carcinoma (EEC). The majority of EEC cases are diagnosed at early stage with low grade pathological changes and good clinical outcomes. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Scientists at the NFCR Center for Cancer Systems Informatics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a genetic marker that will allow physicians to determine whether to pursue early, aggressive treatment for women...

2014-09-09 23:14:26

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging the family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma lawyers, who consistently get the best compensation results, as well as a customized checklist that details everything from treatment options, to a will, power of attorney, and every other issue that must be addressed by the victim's family. No other group in the United States offers a...

2014-09-09 23:14:17

San Diego-based Sugar Free Sox partners with Susan G. Komen San Diego in the fight against breast cancer with rollout of new line of retro athletic compression socks. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K arrives in Balboa Park on November 2nd, and San Diego-based Sugar Free Sox is partnering with Susan G. Komen San Diego as an official, local sponsor for this year’s Race for the Cure event. The sponsorship is part of the rollout of the...

2014-09-09 23:13:30

The Mesothelioma Victims Center has begun a new initiative called the Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center that is focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Ohio get the best possible compensation for this rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. For more information, a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in the Buckeye State or their family members are urged to contact the Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466....

2014-09-09 23:09:11

Registration is now open for the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) 2014 Chabner Colloquium: Collaboration in Cancer Trials. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Registration is now open for the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) 2014 Chabner Colloquium: Collaboration in Cancer Trials. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium is jointly provided by The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and STO, in partnership with The Oncologist, STO's official journal....

2014-09-09 23:05:11

Smokers and Former Smokers Targeted in Effort to Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality; National Groups Recommend Screening for At-Risk Patients Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 West Penn Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is now offering a free screening program to patients at risk of lung cancer in hopes of catching the disease in as many patients as possible at its earliest and most curable stages. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends annual screening for...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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