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2011-08-18 06:50:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers have identified five inherited genetic variants that are strongly associated with aggressive, lethal prostate cancer. The discovery could ultimately lead to the development of a simple blood test that could be given upon diagnosis to determine which men should receive aggressive treatments versus a more conservative approach. A substantial number of men with indolent tumors "“ which have a low probability of progressing to clinically significant,...

2011-08-02 00:00:29

Be Bold, Be Bald! asks people to wear a bald cap on October 21 to honor cancer patients. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 If you see people donning bald caps on outdoor billboards, sides of trains and buses, and websites during the next few months, don't be surprised. They are helping to spread the word about Be Bold, Be Bald! and the courageous act they are doing to raise awareness and donations for cancer charities. On October 21, people across the country will be wearing bald caps to...

2011-07-08 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, with the help of advocates across the country, has successfully preserved critical funding for prostate cancer research. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL) offered an amendment on the House floor that was unanimously approved to transfer an additional $16 million to the $64 million originally stated for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). (Logo:...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation's Canary Prostate Team has been awarded two Department of Defense (DOD) grants issued by the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). Totaling $2.25 million, these grants will help fund prostate cancer research led by Peter Carroll, MD, Ziding Feng, PhD, and James Brooks, MD. Dr. Carroll of The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has received the DOD Prostate Cancer Research...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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