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2010-07-13 14:25:51

A new imaging agent used during standard imaging procedures may help physicians spot bladder cancer in its earlier stages, said a bladder oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine. This is significant because bladder cancer clinicians and researchers say early detection of bladder cancer is key to survival. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved (June 2010) a new imaging agent that can be used during a cystoscopy to help clinicians spot bladder cancer in an earlier stage,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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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