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2011-04-29 15:02:22

Proton radiography imaging used prior to and during proton treatments for pediatric cancer patients provides for more accurate treatment delivery and a lower dose of radiation compared to standard diagnostic X-rays and cone beam CT, according to a study presented today at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta. The symposium is co-sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The amount of...

2011-04-20 10:00:00

NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America and its dealers announced today at the New York International Auto Show plans to donate more than $10 million to support childhood cancer research through the 2011 Hyundai Hope on Wheels® program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091001/HYUNDAILOGO) Kicking off with a $150,000 donation to Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Hyundai's nonprofit...

2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2011-04-15 14:30:00

FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today through July 14, Stop & Shop customers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through Stop & Shop's annual Triple Winner Game®. Customers who make a $1 contribution to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and can win free store products, gift cards or cash prizes up to $10,000. Stop & Shop...

2011-03-02 00:00:28

Event scheduled for April 17 in downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 The Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK and "All Star" Carnival benefiting Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) returns to L.A. LIVE on Sunday, April 17, 2011. Presenting Sponsor and Team Owner TOYOTA and Team Manager AEG will lead families and friends in the quest to De"FEET" pediatric cancer. Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera) will perform the National Anthem -- a Phantomly, Fantastic beginning for...

2011-01-27 00:02:57

The Max Cure Foundation/Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaborative Grant in Pediatric Cancer Research will fund novel research to develop minimally toxic therapies to improve the quality of life for children with cancer, with the ultimate goal of finding cures for pediatric cancers. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 The Max Cure Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund pediatric cancer causes, and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF),...

2010-12-11 00:00:57

For only $1, purchase a virtual cup of limited edition "peppermint lemonade" at http://www.lemonadestandforlife.com with contributions being directed to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Rockleigh, NJ (Vocus) December 9, 2010 Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) is teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) during the holiday season to help families gain easier access to medical care and clinical trials at hospitals outside of their hometown. Through Jan. 1, 2011, donations made...

2010-11-01 07:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, three of America's favorite actors will put down their scripts and pick up a spatula for a good cause. TV and film star Joan Cusack, actress Jayma Mays of "Glee" and Peter Facinelli of The Twilight Saga will compete against each other to sell the most cookies in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The Celebrity Cookie Challenge online bake sale is sponsored by The Glad Products Company to support...

2010-09-16 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Blaney, M.D., deputy director of Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service, participated today in the Childhood Cancer Panel Discussion held on behalf of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus. The discussion was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. The event brought together the top minds in the field of pediatric oncology and was hosted by Congressman Joe Sestak and Congressman Michael McCaul....

2010-09-09 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- September marks the return to school for most kids. But for those battling pediatric cancer, this month holds other, greater challenges and significant meaning. In support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the Glad Products Company has once again committed to help Cookies for Kids' Cancer(TM), a non-profit that raises money to support pediatric cancer research. Now through Dec. 31, 2010, Glad® will match bake sale funds raised...


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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