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2014-10-15 16:30:22

University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Team Funded by LLS for More Than 22 Years Report Today in New England Journal of Medicine that 90 Percent of Patients Achieved Complete Remission WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Funding from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) over the past 22 years helped advance a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that 90 percent of children and adults...

2014-10-15 12:32:05

Program Emphasizes Early Assessment Regardless of Cancer Stage, Prognosis, Age, Race or Gender SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has launched a new fertility preservation program, called OncoPrez(SM), to better serve patients undergoing cancer treatment. Now available at CTCA® hospitals in Chicago, Philadelphia and Tulsa, the OncoPrez program makes open discussions about fertility and family planning an integral...

2014-10-14 23:14:46

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging diagnosed victims in any state to call them first at 866-714-6466 to ensure they are dealing with the nation’s most skilled compensation attorneys, and to get assistance with the center’s new service focused on healthcare costs and how to control them. For more information, any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com...

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...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin