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2011-06-24 11:09:00

SEATTLE, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Shanghai CDC) and the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), headquartered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, jointly will establish the Shanghai Breast Health Resource Center as BHGI's first "learning laboratory" in China. The project is a result of the two organizations formalizing their ongoing relationship by signing a collaboration agreement. It marks the first such...

2011-05-23 13:02:53

Although chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells, it can also have a strong toxic effect on normal cells such as bone marrow and blood cells, often limiting the ability to use and manage the chemotherapy treatment. Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reported at today's annual meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy in Seattle that one possible approach to reduce this toxic effect on bone marrow cells is to modify the cells with a gene that makes them...

2011-05-03 13:06:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th annual Evergreen Healthcare Foundation Gala brought more than 700 Eastside community leaders, leading physicians and friends of the hospital together at King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, April 30 to raise $1.16 million to kick off a capital campaign that will fund a comprehensive cancer care center and revolutionary cancer-detecting imaging technology. The "Evening in Paris" gala transported guests to the City of Light for a...

2011-03-04 11:13:00

SEATTLE, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the fact that colon cancer screening saves lives, the majority of U.S. adults age 50 and over who are eligible for such screening fail to take advantage of it. Consider the numbers: In 2000, only 16.3 million of 80 million eligible adults (about 20 percent) received colon cancer screening such as the fecal occult blood test (the most popular choice), sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. While each form of colon cancer screening has its advantages...

2011-01-31 07:21:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment institutions, today announced the posting of clinical outcomes data to its website as a tool to assist newly-diagnosed patients in deciding where to seek cancer care. This initiative follows on a survey Fox Chase commissioned in the fall of 2010, in which non-diagnosed adults ranked success rates as the factor that would be the most important in choosing a...

2011-01-26 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ten years. Thousands of lives saved." Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is using this tagline to help celebrate its official 10th anniversary. It was in January 2001 that SCCA - the patient care arm of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's - opened its new outpatient building and headquarters on Lake Union. The result today is the Pacific Northwest's only federally designated comprehensive cancer center. During the...

2011-01-12 18:15:08

The use of preoperative Breast MRI detects otherwise occult cancer with a relatively high degree of accuracy when applied to a diverse population of patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. The study was performed at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle, WA. The review initiated with 592 patients who were recently diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent staging with...

2010-12-08 10:00:00

REDMOND, Wash. and SEATTLE, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the successful results of a two-year technology pilot program, UW Medicine will expand its use of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS), a data aggregation platform, to support multiple clinical and research initiatives across the health organization. UW Medicine has purchased a perpetual license to use Amalga UIS to improve clinical care, quality and human subjects-approved research by providing clinical and...

2010-11-30 16:05:00

DENVER, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- P/SL has expanded its Blood Cancer Program with the creation of the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) and the expansion of the Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (RMBMTP). HealthONE and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center have acquired the free standing Cancer Care at Thornton (formerly known as the Cancer Care Center of Thornton) led by Medical Director, Kevin Schewe, MD, FACRO. As a commitment to providing the highest...

2010-10-22 12:02:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering weekly research-based tip sheets regarding breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and survivorship. Today's tip sheet, the fourth and final in the series, is "10 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors" provided by Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., director...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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