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2009-08-14 09:22:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Oncology, the largest group of medical professionals in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care, began caring for patients at its new 6,600 square-foot radiation facility in Phoenix last week. Located at 1916 W. Bethany Home Road, Suite 100, the new site will provide cancer patients access to advanced therapies and leading edge technology. The facility marks the second radiation facility opened this year in Phoenix by Arizona Oncology,...

2009-08-10 07:00:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Early Detection incorporating the results of the recent ERSPC trial that assessed the benefit of PSA screening. The NCCN Guidelines contend that PSA screening does save lives when performed intelligently in men at high-risk of developing the disease. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing performs optimally when conducted...

2009-07-22 07:00:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is developing a methodology for the evaluation and application of the Comparative Effectiveness of health care technologies in cancer care. This work will culminate with the NCCN National Policy Summit on Comparative Effectiveness in Cancer Care to be held in December 2009 FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers...

2009-07-17 06:30:15

A drug developed with Pentagon approval offers protection from radiation in the event of a nuclear attack, U.S. and Israeli researchers said. The medication could offer effective protection in the event of nuclear or dirty bomb attacks, an exclusive report published Friday in the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Aharonoth said. The drug developed by Professor Andrei Gudkov may affect the future balance of world powers, the paper said, and will offer cancer sufferers better protection as they undergo...

2009-06-29 15:44:42

 Improved communication among patients and primary care physicians increases the chances those due for colorectal cancer screening will follow their doctors' advice and complete the procedure, a University at Buffalo study has found.The research by principal investigator Thomas Feeley, Ph.D., UB associate professor and a specialist in health communication, also found the more convenient the screening process was, the greater the chance patients would follow through and be tested for...

2009-06-08 07:49:00

NCCN announces open registration for a west coast session of NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology(TM) School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business scheduled for July 9 - 10, 2009 in San Francisco. This new educational offering is designed to give pharmaceutical and biotech professionals the rare opportunity to view the oncology space and its current and future operational issues from the provider and payer perspective. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., June 8...

2009-05-29 23:01:00

A pilot study of a new productivity tool developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) shows potential in measuring the impact of mid-level oncology providers in outpatient oncology settings. Refining productivity metrics for this group can help inform workforce projections given reports of a looming shortage of oncologists. The results will be presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting on May 30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --...

2009-05-22 14:22:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York, are strongly advocating a national discussion about the need to vaccinate both young men and women against HPV 16 to prevent head & neck cancers. The call comes amid growing evidence that certain cancers of the head and neck are strongly linked to HPV 16, a specific strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

NCCN recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolic Disease, which includes both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and is a common condition in people with cancer. Noted updates include the expanded use of graduated compression stockings in prophylaxis and treatment, and a strengthened recommendation for VTE prophylaxis in general. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) announces new...

2009-05-18 08:00:00

NCCN recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers. Important new updates include the recommendation to use bevacizumab as a single agent for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme in CNS cancers, the integration of a patient's Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score into treatment decisions, and an adjusted age range for adjuvant therapy options in patients with low grade gliomas. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.