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2005-05-16 07:25:39

Grim outlook for a deadly disease revealed at cancer meeting HealthDay News -- Despite dramatic advances in the fight against many types of cancer, one form of the disease seems to have eluded almost all attempts at treatment. The survival prospects for those with advanced melanoma have not improved over the past three decades, despite scientists' best efforts, according to research presented Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. "There has not...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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