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2010-08-16 11:17:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., the makers of FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection), is in the race to end prostate cancer as an official sponsor of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge / Dash for Dad, the premier prostate cancer race series in the United States, led by ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer. FIRMAGON® is a hormone antagonist therapy for advanced prostate cancer. "ZERO's Dash for Dad exemplifies...

2010-08-03 05:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Columbia University have published the dramatic effects of a natural 33-ingredient compound against prostate cancer cell lines. The impressive results are found in the most recent publication of Integrative Cancer Therapies. Lead researcher Dr. Aaron Katz says the findings, "demonstrate that this specific mixture is able to stop abnormal cell growth and induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in both hormone sensitive and hormone...

2010-07-29 08:54:13

Men who develop prostate cancer, especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that spread throughout the body, tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease, suggests new research from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The finding, published in the July British Journal of Urology International, could help scientists gain a better grasp on what causes prostate cancer and its spread....

2010-07-19 07:00:00

Unite their voices for more research and outreach WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In 2010 it is estimated that over 217,000 men will develop prostate cancer and over 32,000 will lose their lives to the disease. The significance of these statistics is multiplied when you consider the thousands of families impacted by the burden of disease and loss of their loved ones. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100604/DC16079LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-12 13:25:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., the makers of FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection), will sponsor Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure charity, in an effort to "strike-out prostate cancer" with awareness, education, effective management and prevention support at the organization's Minor League Baseball initiative across the country. FIRMAGON® is a hormone antagonist therapy for advanced prostate cancer. "We are honored to...

2010-07-02 09:39:00

ZERO Demands ACS Apology to All American Families About Prostate Cancer Testing as New Proof Emerges on the Effectiveness of the PSA Test WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new study showing the PSA test reduces the prostate cancer death rate by 44 percent, ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer demands an apology for all at risk of the disease from the American Cancer Society, which has long discounted the importance of prostate cancer testing. "It's time to 'Man...

2010-06-30 13:00:00

BOSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Small Army for a Cause, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising money to fight cancer in bold new ways, today announced the date for their second annual Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising effort -- a day when participants are sponsored to wear a bald cap to raise money for cancer charities. On October 22, 2010, anyone across the U.S. who wants to show their support and raise much-needed funds can "Be Bold, Be Bald." Whether participants wear a bald cap...

2010-06-17 06:00:00

Women Against Prostate Cancer captures women's stories to inspire and educate WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a father, husband, son, friend and family member is diagnosed with prostate cancer, in many cases there will be a wife, daughter or mother there to support him. This Father's Day, we are taking a look at the stories of the women standing by their men. Women play a crucial role in providing the emotional, physical and mental support a loved one needs when he is...

2010-06-16 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widespread budget crises now being addressed by legislatures across the country could have a potentially disastrous effect on State-based health initiatives across America. In Illinois, as a critical example, the legislature is finalizing its budget for FY 2011, and a key program threatened is the state's long-running Prostate and Testicular Cancer Program. This program could be cut in its entirety as early as July this year. Since 2000, the...

2010-06-03 12:38:00

DALLAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 192,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone. With the goal of bringing an end to this terrible disease, Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Depend brand today launched the second year of "The Depend Campaign to End Prostate Cancer." The four-month campaign, which kicks off this June in celebration of Men's Health Month and culminates in September with...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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