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2014-09-11 16:28:10

New Facility Expands Penn Medicine's Footprint in University City, Paves Way for Year of Milestone Expansions for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dedication of Penn Medicine University City on September 12 will mark the grand opening of Penn Medicine's newest outpatient facility, which showcases a new model for patient experience and engagement. The facility was developed with a $38 million investment from Penn Medicine,...

2014-09-11 16:28:04

New Facility Poised to Accelerate the Research and Development of Personalized Cellular Cancer Therapies PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania today reached an important milestone in its alliance with Novartis as it unveiled plans for the construction of a first-of-its-kind Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT) on the Penn Medicine campus in Philadelphia. The CACT will become the epicenter for research using Chimeric Antigen...

2014-08-26 12:28:08

-- The $2 million Gift provides significant support to build a new paradigm in outpatient care for children -- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $2 million gift from Leonard B. Kahn, a retired farmer and cattleman and longtime resident of Randolph Township, New Jersey. The gift will support the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility currently under...

2014-07-07 12:28:59

Engineered Cells Known As CTL019 Are the First Therapy of Their Kind to Obtain Designation PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A University of Pennsylvania-developed personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The investigational therapy, known as CTL019, is the first personalized cellular therapy for the...

2014-06-04 08:30:08

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients' own T cells is the recipient of the 2014 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science, awarded by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School. Carl June, M.D. of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive the $100,000 prize in...

2014-06-03 04:21:05

-- $50,000 Donation Supports Specialized Programming -- PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $50,000 gift from seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift, which will be used to create specialized programming for teens with cancer treated at CHOP's Cancer Center. The first initiative will be to establish a high-tech music therapy cart for teens to create and produce their own music while they go through cancer...

2014-04-02 23:04:21

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's unique new Young Adult Hip Preservation Program is designed to preserve, adjust or restore natural hip function and allow adolescents and young adults to resume their busy lifestyles. PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched a new Young Adult Hip Preservation Program, a unique program specifically for young adults with complex hip disorders. Unlike most programs at CHOP — which are...

2014-03-14 16:22:34

Large-Scale Sculpture Celebrates Hope for Patients and Families Carrying BRCA Mutations PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA formally unveiled "Homologous Hope," a new sculpture suspended from the glass atrium in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The large-scale piece was created especially for the Basser Research Center for BRCA by the New York-based internationally renowned artist Mara G....

2014-01-28 12:23:55

Funds raised through 150 mile cycling event will support breakthrough research, education and patient care. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer launched on Tuesday to raise vital funds for the cancer programs at Penn Medicine. Funds raised will be used immediately to support breakthrough cancer research, education and patient care programs at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center. "We are absolutely thrilled to...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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