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2014-07-28 12:28:11

AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical experts representing Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a multivariate diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers and women's health, will present on ASPiRA LABS, its new CLIA-certified reference laboratory, at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual (AACC) meeting on July 31 at 10 a.m. CST. ASPiRA LABS provides expert diagnostic services, including OVA1® and Longitudinal CA 125 testing, which support...

2014-05-14 23:01:58

Broadway Star and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s National Spokesperson, and Survivor, Valisia LeKae, Will Attend the Northern VA Chapter’s 12th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer® 5K and TEAL Mile, on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Fairfax Corner Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Grammy and Tony Award Nominee, Valisia LeKae, was starring in the Broadway role of a lifetime, playing Diana Ross in “Motown the Musical.” Then Valisia was diagnosed with ovarian...

2014-05-02 23:00:18

A 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment program aired for the first time yesterday, May 1, on the iconic Toshiba Vision LED signboards in the heart of Times Square, New York City. The PSA will continue to broadcast every six minutes, 24-hours per day through May 15th. David Fishman, MD, Director and Founder of the Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program, Valisia LeKae, Broadway actress and ovarian cancer survivor and...

2014-04-28 08:31:08

-Specializes in Leading-Edge Biomarker Diagnostics for Gynecologic Cancers- AUSTIN, Texas, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion today launched ASPiRA LABS, which will specialize in applying the latest biomarker-based technologies to address critical needs in the management of gynecologic cancers. ASPiRA LABs will provide expert diagnostic processing and results using a state-of-the-art biomarker-based diagnostic algorithm to inform clinical decision making and advance...

2014-03-27 16:25:04

HOUSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation awarded its first research gift of $125,000 to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Funds will support MD Anderson Cancer Center's Ovarian Moon Shots program, evaluating genetic markers to identify the most effective therapeutic approaches for women with ovarian cancer. A portion of the gift will also be used to help fund innovative research on early detection of...

2014-02-07 23:20:53

Grammy and Tony Award Nominee, Valisia LeKae, will appear as the Keynote Speaker at the NOCC's 15th Annual Conference, March 6-8, 2014, at the M Resort Spa & Casino, in Las Vegas. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Grammy and Tony Award Nominee, Valisia LeKae, was starring in the Broadway role of a lifetime, playing Diana Ross in "Motown The Musical." Then Valisia was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Now, one of Broadway's brightest lights has joined forces with the...

2014-02-04 23:29:50

NIH Research Shows Women Who Use Talcum Powder on a Weekly Basis May Have an Increased Risk of Developing the Disease BATON ROUGE, LA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Simien & Simien is investigating claims for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder. Women that use talcum powder on a weekly basis on their perineum may have a 33 percent increased risk of developing invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, according to a National Institutes of Health abstract of a...

2013-12-21 23:02:53

With 9 days left in its fundraising campaign, Kicking For The Dream has reached its fundraising goal of $30,000 to help fight ovarian cancer, according to Kicking For The Dream founder NFL kicker Billy Cundiff Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 After surpassing its original fundraising goal of raising $20,000, Kicking For The Dream has now reached its extended fundraising goal of $30,000 according to Kicking For The Dream Founder NFL Kicker Billy Cundiff. Cundiff says he is overwhelmed...

2013-09-30 23:19:35

Encouraging findings in the detection of ovarian cancer come just in time for Reproductive Cancer Awareness Month of September 2013. Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 September is recognized by many organizations such as the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/myacs) as the Reproductive Cancer Awareness month in an effort to educate and inform the public. With the awareness month covering both ovarian and prostate cancers, it’s the perfect time of year for patients...

2013-09-25 23:04:09

Cancer Support Community and partnering organizations create Cancer Insurance Checklist to empower thousands touched by cancer as Affordable Care Act implementation continues. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The Cancer Support Community and a group of 18 partnering cancer and patient advocacy organizations launched today the Cancer Insurance Checklist, a new resource to help people with cancer, a history of cancer, or at risk for cancer choose insurance plans in the new...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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