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Wednesday | Business Journal

Four Boston oncologists receive $250,000 grants to pursue cancer research

Four Boston oncologists have each received a $250,000 two-year grant from Alex's Lemonade Stand as part of a $5.25 million donation to doctors and researchers throughout the country.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday Aug 27 | Foster's Daily Democrat

Ninety Nine Restaurants raise over $550,000

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub announced that over $550,000 was raised during their annual Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Fundraiser that took place in New England and New York from events held this summer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Robotic prostate removal tied to surgical changes, costs

The introduction of robotic surgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in the number of surgeons performing prostate removals and in the overall cost, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology, Robots

Business Journal

Northeastern University receives $1.15 million National Institutes of Health grant

Sri Sridhar, right, says the CaNCURE program will give students like biology major Kevin Gozzi, S'16, the chance to study and conduct cancer nanomedicine research under the supervision of of 35 leading scientists at Northeastern and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.


Related Topix: Northeastern University, Medicine, Cancer, Health, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Hospital Administration

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Charlestown Patriot-Bridge

Charlestown Residents to Participate in Jimmy Fund Walk

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Darcy Goldman, Aimee Goudas, Natalie McManus, Elianna Nuzum, Catherine O'Connor, Danielle Valle-Fitzgerald and matthew Wicker, residents from Charlestown will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic Boston MarathonA route in the Boston MarathonA Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai.


Related Topix: Boston, MA, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon, Charlestown, MA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.


Related Topix: Oral Cancer, Health, Curt Schilling, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Jimmy Fund Walk accepting registrations

Set for Sunday, Sept. 21, the one-day fundraising event to fight cancer offers four routes: the 26.2-mile route starting from Hopkinton; the 13.1-mile route from Wellesley High School; the 5-mile route from Boston College; and the 3-mile route from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Science, Industry and Business

Double act: How a single molecule can attract and repel growing brain connections

How can you find the same thing both attractive and repulsive? For growing neurons, the answer is in how they engage with it.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Biology, Science, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, World News, Germany, China

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Jersey City Burger King restaurants join 'A Chance for Kids and Families' fundraiser

Photo of Darla , surrounded by her family. Darla is 5-years-old, and lives with her family lives in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Medical News

Oraya awarded NIH grant to study how gold nanoparticles can enhance Wet AMD treatment

Oraya Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that they have been awarded a $215,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how Oraya Therapy, a low voltage stereotactic radiotherapy , and gold nanoparticles can further enhance the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration .


Related Topix: Macular Degeneration, Health, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Cancer, Hospital Administration, Retinoblastoma

Sun Aug 03, 2014


Study Finds New Genetic Risk Markers in Pancreatic Cancer

A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Pancreatic Cancer, Genetics, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Biology, Science

Sat Aug 02, 2014


A photo taken from a drone of the starting line of the Pan Mass Challenge in Sturbridge

The 35th annual Pan Mass Challenge kicked off on Saturday with more than 5,700 cyclists riding up to 190 miles over the weekend.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

From Sturbridge, cyclists pedal for cancer cure

When the Pan Massachusetts Challenge began in 1980, there were no cell phones, no Internet, and no idea the fundraiser for cancer treatment and cutting-edge research would be knocking on the philanthropic door of a half billion dollars raised after thirty five annual bicycle rides.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Sturbridge, MA, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Genetics, Leicester, MA, Grafton, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sweat and sweets

The 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge gets rolling today, from Sturbridge to Provincetown and dozens of communities along the way, with the same goal it has had from its beginning in 1980 - raising millions of dollars for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Related Topix: Sturbridge, MA, Provincetown, MA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, North Andover, MA, Andover, MA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Business Journal

Donation of $10 million to Brigham and Women's Hospital final wish of patient, visionary

In a gift serving as a testament to the legacy he will leave behind, Albert A. Marcotte has given $10 million to Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Healthcare Industry

Thu Jul 31, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Cancer's growth driven by minority of cells within a tumour

US cancer researchers have unearthed further evidence that a tumour's growth can be fuelled by just a small minority of its cells.


Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Health, Lung Cancer, Skin Cancer


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