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2014-09-08 16:24:37

Aflac Honors Tom & Chris Glavine and CURE Childhood Cancer for Dedication to Curing Children's Cancer ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, today presented its 2014 Duckprints Award to local heroes Tom and Chris Glavine and Kristin Connor, Executive Director of CURE Childhood Cancer. The Duckprints Award is Aflac's way of honoring people who have left their footprint in the fight against childhood cancer. September is...

2014-07-02 08:26:23

KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing innovative biopharmaceutical products for cats, dogs and other companion animals, today announced that it has filed for a product license from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for AT-014, a novel her2/neu-directed cancer immunotherapy licensed exclusively from Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS) for the...

2014-06-09 08:29:12

Data Presented from Company's Pain, Cancer Immunotherapy, and Inappetence Programs KANSAS CITY, Kan., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing innovative biopharmaceutical products for cats, dogs and other companion animals, today announced findings from the company's ongoing safety and clinical programs, which were presented at the 2014 American College of Veterinary...

2014-06-04 23:16:19

Author Chris Lancashire reveals the harrowing and yet greatly remarkable journey of her son. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 No parent should outlive their child. The pain of loss and grief is too much to comprehend when one loses a loved one. However, it is even more painful when it is one’s child who departs from this world. Author Chris Lancashire bares her heart and soul in this moving book that chronicles her son’s courageous fight against bone cancer with her new...

2014-06-04 12:30:29

Two companies exceed their goal in their 5th annual fundraising drive WILTON, Conn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Buffalo® and Petco(TM) raised more than $2.4 million during the month of May, which was their 5th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month. The figure was the highest in the history of their fundraising push, and exceeded the $2 million goal they set out to raise. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit pet cancer research and the families affected by this...

2014-05-29 12:29:19

PRINCETON, N.J., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health Clinical, a leading global clinical research organization (CRO), and Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS), a biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies, announced today that they have entered into a global master services agreement for the clinical development of certain immunotherapy product candidates in Advaxis's proprietary pipeline. inVentiv initially will work with Advaxis to develop clinical study protocols and will...

2014-05-09 16:24:13

When she was three months pregnant, Robin Garren learned she had a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer. She also discovered something she never knew she had -- courage. CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Robin Garren celebrates Mother's Day on May 11, it will be just a month shy of her youngest daughter Sophia's second birthday - and the two-year anniversary of the surgery that saved Garren's life. In 2011, Garren was three months into her pregnancy when she...

2014-05-07 23:15:05

Blue Buffalo® and Petco™ are teaming up this May for their 5th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month in hopes of raising money to benefit pet cancer research and the families affected by this disease. Wilton, CT (May 2014) (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Blue Buffalo® and Petco™ are teaming up this May for their 5th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month in hopes of raising money to benefit pet cancer research and the families affected by this disease. Cancer will affect one out of every four...

2014-04-30 23:09:08

Pet Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) begins May 1. Throughout the month of May the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to help educate dog owners about the cutting-edge research and improved treatment options in the field of canine cancer. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Pet Cancer Awareness Month begins tomorrow, and throughout the month of May the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to help educate dog owners about the...

2014-04-04 23:31:28

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project finds TP53 gene is altered in nearly all osteosarcomas; results help explain how tumors withstand radiation therapy. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project found mutations in the tumor suppressor gene TP53 in 90 percent of osteosarcomas, suggesting the alteration plays a key role early in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'