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2010-10-15 11:48:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 15 /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 a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The series will conclude next Friday, Oct. 22. Today's tip sheet, the...

2010-10-08 14:56:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 8 /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 a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The series will conclude Friday, Oct. 22. Today's tip sheet, the second of...

2010-10-01 13:52:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 1 /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 a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The series launches today with "10 Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention"...

2010-09-28 06:10:30

While great strides have been made in treating and curing some childhood cancers, others still are associated with very low survival rates. Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) physician-researchers at the Texas Children's Cancer Center (www.txccc.org) are trying to determine the underlying reasons why some cancers do not respond to treatment while others do. Research also focuses on determining while some children are more susceptible to cancer and how to improve treatment. "We have seen...

2010-08-19 08:00:00

SEATTLE and IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cymetrix, a leader in providing hospitals and healthcare networks with comprehensive revenue cycle management solutions, announced a collaboration with UW Medicine to provide self-pay accounts receivable management services. Cymetrix's experience with the Epic patient accounting system and its proven ability to increase the collection of self-pay balances was instrumental in UW Medicine's decision to select Cymetrix. Like many hospital...

2010-07-30 12:04:00

SEATTLE, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center board of trustees today announced the selection of Lawrence Corey, M.D., an internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development, as its new president and director. He is expected to begin responsibilities as the Center's new leader on Jan. 1, 2011. The board selected Corey for his leadership and expertise on a number of fronts, including scientific accomplishments and vision, management...

2010-07-12 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- James Slattery, founder and CEO of Millennium Laboratories, has donated $2 million to the University of Washington's Division of Pain Medicine to launch the Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement and Effectiveness (C-PRIME). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/LA33319LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100712/LA33319LOGO) Slattery was motivated to make the personal donation by his admiration for the work...

2010-06-11 13:55:06

Seattle Children's, UW, and Group Health study 8,000 King County children Children in King County, Washington, are more likely to be obese if they live in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. Social Science & Medicine e-published the research this week in advance of printing it. The researchers found obesity most common in...

2010-06-04 07:30:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, and SEATTLE, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health and the University of Washington (UW) today announced an innovative public-private collaboration designed to advance the use of molecular imaging in clinical investigations and trials. Molecular imaging is one of the most promising areas of development in biotechnology, where specialized radiopharmaceuticals, or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) "imaging agents," are injected into the body to detect and trace...

2010-06-01 15:29:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in Asheville and surrounding communities will continue receiving integrated cancer care at Cancer Centers of North Carolina-Asheville (CCNC-A) as a result of a favorable ruling from the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The decision issued today allows CCNC-A to continue providing radiation therapy to patients and confirms the practice followed all appropriate legal and regulatory procedures in the construction of its comprehensive...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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