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2011-01-20 14:29:00

DETROIT, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center and Kroger are teaming up to promote prostate cancer awareness and early detection with free prostate cancer screening tests from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Kroger store at 8920 Eight Mile Road in Ferndale. The event also includes free giveaways and prizes. One in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 217,000 men were diagnosed...

2010-12-21 23:31:12

Older men with high-risk prostate cancer frequently are offered fewer "“ and less effective "“ choices of treatment than younger men, potentially resulting in earlier deaths, according to a new UCSF study. The scientists found that men above age 75 with high-risk prostate cancer often are under-treated through hormone therapy or watchful waiting alone in lieu of more aggressive treatments such as surgery and radiation therapies. Instead, say the researchers, old age should not be...

2010-12-03 19:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2010 - KIRN 670AM RADIOIRAN has been serving the Iranian-American/Persian population of Los Angeles for more than a decade. During the past year, John Paley, VP and General Manager of KIRN, organized a series of interactive informational broadcasts about breast and esophageal cancer. Teams of medical experts in these fields thoroughly reviewed signs, treatment, myths and realities about this implacable disease. Listener phone and e-mail response to these programs was...

2010-12-03 11:48:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is a serious health concern in Georgia. According to the American Cancer Society, the state of Georgia ranks 11(th) in number of estimated deaths per capita from the disease. In an effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and ensure more men commit to be informed and screened, several companies and media organizations have joined the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition in launching a pledge campaign. (Photo:...

2010-12-02 10:57:00

Provides Most Up-to-Date Information and Education About Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment and Advocacy WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting involved in the fight to end prostate cancer has never been easier! This week, ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer launched its new website featuring a more user-friendly layout and one-stop-shop for anyone interested in prostate cancer education, advocacy, testing and treatments. "As our organization and our cause...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) will hear presentations about the effectiveness and safety of dutasteride in reduction of the risk for prostate cancer in men at greater than average risk of such a diagnosis - and then decide whether to recommend approval of dutasteride for this new indication. Speaking on behalf of the entire Prostate Cancer Roundtable,...

2010-11-16 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow is a landmark day for men with advanced prostate cancer and the millions of families and loved ones who are profoundly affected. Provenge, a new prostate cancer treatment option, will be considered by the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). MEDCAC was established to provide independent guidance and advice to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). MEDCAC is supposed to supplement CMS'...

2010-11-02 10:18:00

STERLING, Ill., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, Wahl, a leading manufacturer of grooming products, traveled coast to coast to educate guys on facial hair maintenance and provide free facial hair trims on the Let It Grow Tour. Along the way, for every trim performed $1 was donated to Movember and its beneficiary sponsors, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. To continue supporting Movember, Wahl will donate an additional $10 to the cause for every Special Edition Wahl...

2010-11-02 00:00:36

Pacific Shaving Company to give away prizes and plant trees in support of Movember and prostate cancer awareness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 In support of Movember, the moustache-friendly fundraiser for cancers that affect men, Pacific Shaving Company will give a newly "Ëœstached participant one of its complete gift packs containing all-natural and eco-friendly products for a supremely smooth and comfortable shave. To be eligible for the prize, Movember supports...

2010-10-21 13:58:00

BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people are wearing bald caps on Friday, October 22 in nationwide cancer fund-raiser Be Bold, Be Bald! Participants are going about their daily activities while honoring cancer patients and raising much-needed funds for research. Most participants have a very personal experience with this dreaded disease and are wearing the bald cap to show their support for a family member, friend or co-worker. Each participant raises money by getting sponsored...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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