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2012-03-29 02:25:43

CALGARY, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that abstracts of preclinical research on reovirus (REOLYSIN(®)) are available on the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) website at www.aacr.org. The research is scheduled to be presented at the 2012 AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, which takes place from March 31 to April 4, 2012. "We are delighted to see that the research community has been...

2012-03-26 02:25:32

QUÉBEC CITY, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced poster presentations on two of its anticancer compounds, perifosine and AEZS-136, at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research ("AACR") meeting to be held March 31 - April 4, 2012, at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Sunday, April 1, 2012 / 1pm- 5pm (Central) Abstract #871: "Dual inhibition of PI3K and Erk1/2 shows...

2012-03-23 06:21:58

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and its James Ewing Foundation recognized the efforts of Stand Up to Cancer's co-founder Lisa C. Paulsen toward eradicating cancer by presenting her the SSO's 2012 James Ewing Layman's Award at the Society's Annual Cancer Symposium in Orlando, Florida on March 23rd. The James Ewing Layman's Award is presented annually and is intended to thank and honor non-physicians for their work in support of public...

2012-03-20 14:21:04

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital physician is the recipient of the 2012 Pediatric Oncology Award MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., a renowned leader in the research and treatment of childhood leukemia, is the recipient of the 2012 Pediatric Oncology Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The honor recognizes Pui's many contributions to better understanding the blood cancer's biology and treatment as well as his...

2012-03-15 22:09:21

Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal widely dispersed in the environment and found in many farm fertilizers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Cadmium occurs at low concentrations naturally, but scientists are concerned because contamination of farmland mainly due to atmospheric deposition and use of fertilizers leads to higher uptake in plants. "Because of a high...

2012-03-14 09:12:00

Recipient of the Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) will receive Research!America's 2012 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award for its pioneering role in advancing food allergy research, which has led to a significant increase in federal research funding and created safer environments for individuals with food allergies. The award will be presented...

2012-02-03 19:00:39

Soy isoflavone supplements did not decrease breast cancer cell proliferation in a randomized clinical trial, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Lead researcher Seema A. Khan, M.D., professor of surgery at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, said the results of this study are consistent with the findings of previous studies that were designed to test cancer...

2012-02-03 14:00:00

Stand Up To Cancer & Union for International Cancer Control collaborate to urge participants from around the world to pledge better health choices at http://WorldCancerDay.SU2C.org Geneva, Switzerland / New York (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) announced a long-term alliance today, with a multi-platform collaborative campaign in support of World Cancer Day on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Issuing a global call to...

2012-01-18 15:03:36

Most research on glioblastoma development, a complicated tumor of the brain with a poor prognosis, has focused on the gene transcription level, but scientists suggest that post-transcriptional regulation could be equally or even more important. In a recent report in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, scientists led by Luiz O. F. Penalva, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of cellular and structural biology at the University of...

2012-01-11 10:09:11

Smoking may be associated with the development of molecular features of cancer in the large airway epithelium. In the small airway epithelium, molecular cancerization is associated with development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to recent data. "We are striving to find the earliest molecular changes that are induced by environmental stressors – in this case, smoking," said Renat Shaykhiev, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of genetic medicine at Weill Cornell...