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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 3, 2015 NEWS BRIEFS (FROM/TALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) J Compiled by:~ ~io Z. Buttafuoco THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: A STRONG NEW WEAPON TO SUBDUE TUMORS. At a recent convention of the American Society of Clinical Oncology held in Chicago, a new frontier has opened in the fight against tumors. According to experts, astonishing results have occurred using the immune system, particularly against melanoma. Statements given by Michele Maio, Chairman of the Department of Medical Oncology and Immunotherapy at the University Hospital of Siena (Italy), a new road taken has been in immune-therapy, which focuses on the immune system to keep the tumor under full control. A very impor- tant corollary is that we now begin to rely on really solid basis, and can attest that the immune therapy is effective against forms of metastasis, as well as preventing future manifestations of new tumors following surgery. Making use of the immune system certainly opens up unprec- edented therapeutic potential in the treatment of tumors by themselves, or in combination with new drugs to fight or eliminate virtually all forms of tumors. Thus the organ- ism itself can provide the necessary weapons by amplify- ing immune therapies in the fight against tumors. The exciting fact is that the immune-therapy has literally ex- ploded in massive new research worldwide in this field. One particular study presented at the convention cen- 'tered on a personalized immune-therapy called "T Cell Therapy," that elicits a lasting remission of skin illness in many patients. There are studies, also presented at the convention, that are focused on forms of lung cancer, resulting in exciting new outcomes by reducing the tumor mass by 80% in patients treated. The same outcome has been achieved in the treatment of mesothelioma-pleurisy, a tumor fostered by asbestos. A NEW DRONE BY EUROPEJLN TECHNOLOGY. At the last air show held recently in Paris, a new generation of drone was introduced. Built by three European corporations -- Alena, Italy; Airbus, France; and Dassault, Germany -- the new drones may be fully operational by the year 2020. The drone is being produced for the future needs of the Air Forces of the countries that are part of the European community. * Sunscreen Dispensers (Continued from Page 16) accessible in Boston. We are grateful to have this platform to educate the public on the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer prevention." In 2014 the Surgeon Gen- eral issued a Call to Action to governments, health care officials, groups, families and individuals across the nation to address skin can- cer as a major public health concern. According to the Call to Action, as many as 90 percent of melanomas are likely to have been caused by UV exposure, which is highly preventable through proper sun safety measures and avoidance of cosmetic UV exposure, like tanning beds. Melanoma rates are increasing faster than nearly all other cancers. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSE'N'S PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. A363-D1, FY16-18 TERM ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING SERVICES, BOSTON, BEDFORD, AND WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETI'S The Authority is seeking qualified multidiscipline consulting firm or team, with an emphasis on engineering, with proven experience to provide professional services including planning, design, and construction related services including resident inspection on an on-cell, as needed basis. These services are expected to be provided at any Massport owned or operated aviation and maritime facilities including Boston-Legan international Airport, L.G. Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, Conley Terminal, Cruiseport Boston, and South Boston waterfront properties. The Consultant must be able to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide such services in a timely and effective manner. The projects may range from small and simple to relatively large and complex. The Authority expects to select three (3) consultants. However, the Authority reserves the right to select a different number if it is deemed in its best interest to do so. Each consultant shall be issued a contract in an amount not to exceed One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000). The services shall be authorized on a work order basis. A Supplemental Information Package will be available, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, on the Capital Bid Opportunities webpage of Massport h~p'.//www.massporLcom/doing-business/_ layouts/CapitalProgramsldefaulLaspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice, and on COMMBUYS ( in the listings for this project. If you have problems finding it, please contact Susan Brace at Capital Programs The Supplemental Information Package will provide detailed information about Scope Of Work, Selection Criteria and Submission Requirements. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massport's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authority's standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at The Consultant shall specify in its cover letter that it has the ability to obtain requisite insurance coverage. This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleimen, PE, CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Massachusetts Port Au~ority, Logan Of fee Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submission which is not received in a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as non-responsive. Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral communication between the Proposer and the Authority will not be, or deemed to have been, proprietary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose such information to persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority except as may be required by M.G.L.c.66. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECU1WE DIRECTOR Run date: 7/3/2015 Patriots Announce 2015 Training Camp Dates (Photo by On Monday, the New England Patriots pub- licized dates for the opening week of train- ing camp, which will once again be held on the fields adjacent to Gillette Stadium. Camp will kick-off when veterans report on Wedne.sday, July 29th followed by the first practices, which will be open to the general public on July 30~. The team has designated open practices through August 2"d, however additional dates and official times will be forthcoming. The Patriots will hold a spe- cial joint squad practice with the New Or- leans Saints at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The teams will later meet in a preseason matchup in New Orleans. The joint practices will be held on Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20. The Patriots will_ kick-off their pre-season on Thursday, August 13th, at Gillette Sta- dium versus the Green Bay Packers. Last season, the Packers gave the Patriots one of their toughest tests on their road to a championship, coming away with a 26-21 win at historic Lambeau Field. The two teams nearly met again in Super Bowl XLIX; however the Packers failed to hold off a late Seahawk comeback in the NFC Championship game. Important Training Camp/Pre-Season dates (courtesy of Patriots.corn) Practices from July 29th to August 2"d are expected to be in the morning. Times are to be determined. Wednesday, July 29=h -- Patriots veter- ans report to training camp. Thursday, July 30=h -- Time TBD -- Patriots 2015 Training Camp presented by Optum officially opens with first public practice. Friday, July 31"t -- Time TBD -- Patriots 2015 Training Camp practice presented by Optum Saturday, August Ist- Time TBD-- Patriots 2015 Training Camp practice pre- sented by Optum Sunday, August 2nd- Time TBD -- Patri- ots 2015 Training Camp practice presented by Optum Practice dates and times for the week of August 3~ and beyond still to be determined (check for daily updates). Wednesday, August 5th- 5-'00 pm -- Patriots 2015 Hall of Fame Induction of Hous- ton Antwine and Willie McGinest 7:00 pm -- PatriOts in-stadium practice for Season Ticket holders and Foxborough resi- dents (Gillette Stadium) Thursday, August 13th- 7:30 pm -- New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th- Patriots at New Orleans Saints training camp for joint practices. Saturday, August 22"d- 7:30 pm -- New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints Friday, August 28th- 7:30 pm -- New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers Thursday, September 3"d- 7:30 p.m. -- New England Patriots vs. N.Y. Giants For more information on training camp visit http: / / trainingcamp or contact the Patriots training camp hotline (508) 549-0001. * Thoughts by Ban (Continued from Page 5) dilemma for President McKinley who was not deaf to the criticisms of anti-im- perialists in his own coun- try, though his assassina- tion really ended any sort of development in this field. Meanwhile, back home McKinley's was having a hard time finding a support base, at least on two funda- mental issues. The first was his support for tariff reform which would overthrow the Wilson- Gorman Tariff Act of 1894 and would increase tariff on wool, sugar, and other items. This did stir many European nations (notably France) who depended on importing such items to America for their economy. Along with this, McKinley embraced the Gold Standard Act of 1900 as gold became a viable resource following gold strikes in the Yukon, Australia, and British India. Although this met with some resistance, McKinley was able to pass this through the Senate with relative ease thanks to a flourishing economy; largely a result of his terrific foreign policy. As far as race relations, McKinley greatest sin was that of inaction, though his ideology seemed to be in the right place. He often spoke out against lynching and vio- lence toward Black Ameri- cans, but did little to pros- ecute those responsible for that violence and while he did appoint a number of Blacks in his cabinet, the number pales in comparison to those recruited by his suc- cessor and Vice President after the election of 1900, Teddy Roosevelt. Tellingly; his support by the Black com- munity had diminished sig- nificantly by his second term. For his patient planning of war and embracement of new technology when faced with the first large-scale for- eign war the United States fought, William McKinley deserves a higher place in the hierarchy of our nation's presidency and worthy of bet- ter remembrance. His do- mestic policy was spotty and in that regard he was with- out question superseded by Roosevelt. But McKinley's foreign policy was among the best of any president and his military guidance made the combat missions in Manila and Cuba among our most successful. The assassin's bullet (by an anarchist who had nothing personal against McKinley but, rather, with the govern- ment as a whole) cut short what was shaping into one of our country's greatest legacies. But, at least, the legacy was carried on by his Vice President who became one of the finest leaders in our history. Dan can be reached at with any comments. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. 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