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2014-09-12 08:23:43

Results Suggest that Oncotype DX® Colon Cancer Test May Reduce Medical Costs Associated with Stage II Disease While Increasing Patient Well-being REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that PharmacoEconomics published positive results from a health economic analysis suggesting that use of the Oncotype® DX colon cancer test may result in a significant reduction in direct medical costs and improve patient quality of...

2014-09-11 23:11:58

The Mesothelioma Victims Center has created a state specific initiative for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Michigan, because of significant asbestos exposure at industrial, or manufacturing workplaces decades ago. This new initiative is called the Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center, and before a diagnosed victim in the Great Lakes State hire a lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim they are urged to contact the Center at 866-714-6466, in order to ensure they really are...

2014-09-11 23:05:47

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to announce next year’s law school scholarship for survivors or family members affected by blood cancers. San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a national event to bring much needed attention to these disorders. That makes September the perfect time to announce next year’s law school scholarship for survivors or family members affected by blood cancers. The Law...

2014-09-11 08:28:21

Varian's Eclipse(TM) treatment planning software can now be used to plan mARC treatments at sites using Siemens medical linear accelerators SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Siemens Healthcare will showcase a variety of solutions that bring together Siemens' leading diagnostic imaging technologies with Varian's advanced therapeutic systems for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy at...

2014-09-11 08:27:28

-Conference Call and Webcast on September 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET, 5:30 a.m. PT- MENLO PARK, Calif. and LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CANCER RESEARCH UK and Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the charity's development and commercialisation arm, have reached an agreement with Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, to take forward Asterias' novel immunotherapy treatment AST-VAC2 into clinical trials in...

2014-09-10 23:11:49

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is launching a very aggressive initiative in Georgia for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in the Peach Tree State called the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center with the goal being better financial compensation for the victim, and their family, that also includes instant access to the nation's best mesothelioma lawyers. For more information a diagnosed victim in Georgia, or their family members are urged to contact the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims...

2014-09-10 23:05:44

Physicians with 21st Century Oncology, the nation's premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider, have been chosen to showcase their latest research developments at The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 56th annual meeting. San Francisco, Calif (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Several physicians with 21st Century Oncology, the nation's premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider, have been chosen to showcase their...

2014-09-10 23:03:50

The NCCS recently launched its annual “Face-Off Against Cancer” campaign that has raised nearly $80,000 in financial aid for children with cancer in the past three years. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 More than 15,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year and The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is stepping up its battle to make sure children get the treatment they need to courageously face the disease and live victoriously after diagnosis. As part of...

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...


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.'