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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...

2010-05-19 09:45:00

Drugs should be developed to target gene fusions in prostate cancer, research shows Prostate cancer treatments that target the hormone androgen and its receptor may be going after the wrong source, according to a new study. Researchers have found that when two genes fuse together to cause prostate cancer, it blocks the receptor for the hormone androgen, preventing prostate cells from developing normally. The study, from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, suggests...

2010-05-03 10:50:00

Chesapeake Urology Associates Research Scholar Program Helping Local Docs Succeed WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proceeds from the 2009 Great Prostate Cancer Challenge® in Baltimore (GPCC) will be used to support the American Urological Association Foundation Chesapeake Urology Scholar Fund. ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, in partnership with Chesapeake Urology Associates, PA, has donated $45,000 to the American Urological Association...

2010-04-28 11:16:00

Television personalities Jim Huber and Craig T. Nelson make first stock purchases; Dollar-for-dollar stock match offered through generosity of the Schwartz Family WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer leads the fight to eliminate this most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. By promoting greater awareness of the need for early detection and leveraging public resources for life-saving research and new treatments for those with advanced...

2010-04-20 09:30:00

Early Screening Imperative for African American Males CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With African American males having a prostate cancer incidence rate that's sixty percent higher than that of white males, and a mortality rate that's more than double that of white males, it's vital to the overall health of the African American population to increase awareness of prostate cancer and encourage early screening for the disease. "During Minority Cancer Awareness week we need to...

2010-04-15 08:25:10

An experimental drug is showing promise for the treatment of men with an aggressive form of advanced prostate cancer. A new multicenter study has concluded that the targeted therapy MDV3100 is safe and effective for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), known for its poor prognosis and limited treatment options. The research, led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, appears early online and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet. According to the...

2010-04-13 11:49:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Apr. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evan Denhart the son of the late Hanna Andersson co-founder, Tom Denhart, has established the Prostate Awareness Research Foundation (PAR for Life) in his father's memory. This national foundation is dedicated to eliminating death from prostate cancer - the disease that took Denhart's life in April 2009 after a 14-year battle. "After experiencing first hand the impact of prostate cancer I felt strongly that there existed a need to raise...

2010-03-31 10:26:00

Supporters from across the U.S. will convene Sept. 14-16 to emphasize importance of research funding and access to care WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates in the fight against prostate cancer are encouraged to register now for the 2010 Summit to End Prostate Cancer, the only annual summit on Capitol Hill that specifically focuses on prostate cancer. The two-day Summit is packed with more than 100 meetings with elected officials and discussions with leaders in the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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