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2010-01-28 14:29:00

DALLAS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providing blood and marrow transplantation for older patients; using a broader range of donors than ever before and participating in innovative clinical trials are just a few of the advances made by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas. Physicians with the program recently performed the program's 4,000th transplant. Passing this milestone places the program among the top 10 centers in the...

2009-12-07 13:34:00

- Will Lead Children's Oncology Group -- Collaborative Organization in Pediatric Cancer - PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, has been selected to lead the Children's Oncology Group (COG) in its efforts to find cures for children with cancer. An internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer drug development, Dr. Adamson will assume his...

2009-11-24 15:51:00

DALLAS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center has become a full member of one of the largest cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States. Funded by research grants from the National Cancer Institute, Southwest Oncology Group conducts clinical trials to prevent and treat cancer in adults, and to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. "Joining this prestigious group will allow us to offer additional, important clinical...

2009-06-18 10:54:01

A grant from the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative will allow Dr. Pulivarthi Rao, associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and his team of researchers to explore the role of the gene CDC5L in the development of osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children. Rao received the $50,000 one-year grant for his research proposal, "Molecular basis of genomic instability in osteosarcoma." "Osteosarcoma is often present with complex chromosomal rearrangements, deletions...

2009-05-18 15:52:30

Teenagers who are diagnosed with cancer face issues that younger patients do not, but fortunately programs have emerged at the Texas Children's Cancer Center (www.txccc.org) and others across the country geared just for them.The Texas Children's Cancer Center launched its adolescent program about four years ago, when staff realized that teens' emotional needs were not being met in the same way as the younger patients."It is critically important to their success not only with their cancer...

2008-10-08 12:00:37

Texas Children's Cancer Center today launched Passport for Care, an innovative Web-based application that provides childhood cancer survivors and their physicians with immediate access to a survivor's diagnosis and treatment history. Passport for Care provides detailed, individualized health care recommendations based on the most up-to-date national survivorship care guidelines. Passport for Care inventor and Texas Children's Cancer Center director Dr. David Poplack said the Web-based...

2008-09-08 12:00:41

Neogenix Oncology, Inc. (Neogenix) announced today that Philip M. Arlen, MD, was elected to the Board of Directors at its August 2008 meeting. The company also announced that Dr. Arlen had accepted the company's offer to become President and Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Philip M. Arlen is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist with extensive clinical experience in Medical Oncology as well as cancer research in the field of Tumor Immunology. Prior to joining Neogenix,...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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