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Editorial: WSU scientific research gets in gear with Accelerator partnership - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 PST
The minting of Washington State University research took a huge step forward Tuesday with the announcement of a new partnership with Seattle-based Accelerator Corp. The agreement puts the university in the company of the prestigious Institute for Systems Biology and four other Seattle research centers and, also as of Tuesday, New York City-based ... (more)
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Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Chicken salad many ways
Adapted from "The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Park Avenue Potluck: Recipes From New York's Savviest Hostesses," by Florence Fabricant .
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The Washington Post
IBM Adds Johnson & Johnson CEO, Retired Shell Chief to Board
International Business Machines Corp. named Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky and retired Royal Dutch Shell Plc CEO Peter Voser to its board, adding expertise in two global industries.
KLAL-FM Little Rock
Michael Douglas Reveals He Lost 40 Pounds During His Cancer Treatment
In 2010, Michael Douglas was devastated to learn that he had stage-four cancer. Speaking to a group of doctors at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies' 5th World Congress in New York City on Sunday, he spoke about his grueling experience with the disease and how it affected him.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Cryptogenic Subtype Predicts Reduced Survival Among Cancer Patients...
From the Department of Neurology and Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute , Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY ; and Department of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, ... (more)
Can Doctors Teach the Body to Cure Cancer?
For generations the three pillars of cancer treatment have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Was a 'Mess' After Husband Michael Douglas' Cancer Diagnosis
Catherine Zeta-Jones conceded recently that she was a "mess" after her husband, Michael Douglas , was diagnosed with stage-four throat cancer in 2010.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
KESQ-TV Palm Desert
Fundraiser set for Saturday for 5-year-old Indio girl battling cancer
Desirae Cechin -- who goes by Desi -- was diagnosed in April with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Costly hepatitis C cure is dilemma for doctors
Early this year, liver specialist Ken Flora and his colleagues sent letters to 1,300 patients announcing exciting news: Powerful new drugs to cure the lethal hepatitis C virus were finally available.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Robot bladder surgery fails to deliver fewer complications
Using robotic techniques to remove a cancerous bladder doesn't reduce the risk of complications compared with conventional "open" surgery, according to a new comparison of 118 patients conducted by surgeons at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Nepal PM back from cancer treatment, promises statute in time
Upon his return Tuesday night, Koirala assured his countrymen that he would spare no effort to deliver a new constitution by Jan 22 next year, a deadline set by Nepal's parties after the election of the second Constituent Assembly in November last year.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The American Thyroid Association Recognizes Research Grant...
The American Thyroid Association is proud to announce a newly awarded research grant in collaboration with Bite Me Cancer and the valuable continuing partnership with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. .
Alternative sunitinib treatment schedules for mRCC may be worth the switch
Some patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who are switched from a traditional sunitinib treatment schedule to an alternative schedule fare better on survival measures and suffer fewer adverse events, a Japanese study has found.
ASH honors Scott Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D., with 2014 William Dameshek Prize
The American Society of Hematology will present the 2014 William Dameshek Prize to Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for his exceptional work in leukemia research and cancer stem cell biology.
Medical News Today
Hidden information behind imaging tests for cancer may unlock new approaches to radiation therapy
Information hidden in imaging tests could help doctors more accurately choose the radiation therapy dose needed to kill tumors, suggests a study of more than 300 cancer patients being presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
PM Koirala arriving home today
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is arriving home today , following his month long medical treatment of his lung cancer in New York, USA.
Ignyta Announces Initiation of STARTRK-1 Global Phase I/II Clinical Trial of RXDX-101
This clinical trial is called STARTRK-1, which stands for A/B/C, and is a Phase I/IIa, multicenter, single-arm, open-label clinical trial of continuous daily dosing of oral RXDX-101 in adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic cancer confirmed to be positive for relevant molecular alterations.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
PRADA: pipeline for RNA sequencing data analysis
For that purpose, we have developed PRADA , a flexible, modular and highly scalable software platform that provides many different types of information available by multifaceted analysis starting from raw paired-end RNA-seq data: gene expression levels, quality metrics, detection of unsupervised and supervised fusion transcripts, detection of ... (more)
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Find out the best hospitals ranked for 2014
Is the hospital in your area any good? You can find out by looking at the U.S. News & World Reports annual rankings for 2014 released this week.
Guanabana: the cancer killer big pharma doesn't want you to know about
Guanabana is known by a variety of names -- including soursop, cherimoya, custard apple, Brazilian paw paw and graviola.