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2013-10-14 08:24:29

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- About You LLC is pleased to announce the grand opening of a unique women's boutique tailored specifically to those affected by Breast Cancer. The About You Mastectomy Boutique, a first for the Tampa Bay market, is a state of the art women's boutique featuring one-on-one fittings, distinctive clothing and custom breast forms. The boutique will combine specialty retail with health care and wellness in a non-medical atmosphere and address most...

2013-10-04 04:20:23

STOCKHOLM, October 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmalink AB, a specialty pharma company focused on orphan and niche products, today announces it has raised SEK96 million (EUR11m / US$15m) in a Series C financing round. The round was co-led by two of the Nordic region's largest venture investors: Investinor, which is a new investor in Pharmalink, and Industrifonden, a current investor. Other existing investors also participated. The new funds will be used to:...

2013-10-02 10:41:47

A conservative approach to removing lymph nodes is associated with less harm for breast cancer patients and often yields the same results as more radical procedures, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. In the Oct. 2 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, lead author Dr. Roshni Rao, associate professor of surgery at UT Southwestern, and other investigators from the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center reviewed studies on patient outcomes of women who...

2013-10-02 08:29:24

Expanding Economies and Increased Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Will Drive Strong Procedure Volume Expansion, According to Millennium Research Group TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the expanding economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China will lead to rapid growth in the electrophysiology (EP) mapping and ablation device market. Specifically, economic growth has...

2013-10-02 08:25:38

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Travis Kidner, a surgical oncologist at the Rox Cancer Center who recently survived a Stage I melanoma, has two words of advice: if you started tanning at a young age, "get checked!" This Wednesday October 2nd, Dr Kidner will take his message to the national hit show The Doctors (Los Angeles: KCAL9, 5pm; New York WLNY10, 5pm; for other cities, check Local Listings on thedoctorstv.com). Dr. Drew Ordon is a host of The Doctors...

2013-09-24 23:00:14

Author Patricia K. Morgan offers intimate glimpses into the lives of seven women. Clarion, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Patricia Morgan: “I wrote ‘Mastectomy: From Devastation to Resilience: the Stories of Seven Young Mothers in their Own Words’ (published by AuthorHouse) to share these inspirational stories with as many people as possible. Seven courageous women gave their time, their emotions, and their hearts to tell their uplifting stories. This book is part of their...

2013-09-24 13:32:35

Early-stage breast cancer patients who receive external beam therapy (XRT) are not at higher risk for serious long-term side effects in the chest area, including increase in deaths from cardiac disease and secondary malignancies, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. The study utilized patient information from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. It...

2013-09-23 13:06:32

Guideline provides detailed direction on treatment options for prostate cancer patients The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will highlight the recently published Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline during ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting, September 22-25, 2013, in Atlanta. The guideline focuses on radiation therapy after prostatectomy for patients with and without evidence of prostate cancer recurrence, and is a joint effort between...

2013-09-18 23:22:21

10 Renowned Tattoo Artists to Help 10 Mastectomy Survivors Create Body Art at Innaugural P.Ink Day in NYC Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 P.INK, the post-mastectomy tattoo support platform, today launched an online crowdfunding campaign to finance the tattoos of 10 breast cancer survivors at P.INK Day, an event to be held in New York City in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to fund the tattoos, P.INK has set out to raise $25,000 from the public...

2013-09-16 16:25:13

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators prove that an immune marker predicts transplant success and improves selection of bone marrow donors MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The risk of death following bone marrow transplantation can be reduced about 60 percent using a new technique to identify bone marrow donors who make the most potent cancer-fighting immune cells, according to research from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The findings appear in the...