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Center Calling Shot To Put An End To Cancer
2012-09-21 18:57:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy made the call to put an American on the moon before the end of the decade, Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center is making the call to significantly reduce the number of deaths from cancers by the end of the decade. The center is launching its "Moon Shots Program" as a way to rally up researchers, and put an end to cancer. "Inspired by America´s drive generations ago to put a man...

2012-08-16 00:42:15

The presence of multiple ovarian cancer genomes in an individual patient and the absence or downregulation of the gene LRP1B are associated with the development of chemoresistance in women with the high-grade serous cancer subtype of ovarian cancer whose disease recurs after primary treatment. These study results are published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. David Bowtell, Ph.D., head of the Cancer Genomics and Genetic Program at the Peter...

2012-07-02 21:38:31

Increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee you drink could lower your risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma," said Jiali Han, Ph.D., associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in...

2012-06-19 22:09:06

High levels of ultraviolet radiation at an individual's birth location, sun-sensitive skin type and a history of skin cancer each decreased risk for pancreatic cancer, according to study results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges conference, held here June 18-21. Rachel Neale, Ph.D., principal investigator at Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Queensland, Australia, presented the results of a population-based,...

2012-06-19 22:07:38

Combining a new targeted therapy with standard chemotherapy may help defeat pancreatic cancer, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges conference, held here June 18-21. "We believe that GDC-0449 has the potential to change the approach to treating pancreatic cancer," said Edward J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., a medical oncologist at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich....

2012-06-19 22:06:23

Researchers at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center have not only identified a protein that allows pancreatic cancer cells to resist therapy but also developed a way to block it, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges conference, held here June 18-21. "Cancer of the pancreas is notoriously difficult to treat because it usually presents at late stages due to minimal or nonspecific symptoms in the...

2012-06-19 14:07:28

Researchers have identified a potential new pathway in prostate cancer cells by which cancer-driving gene products can be generated, according to a study published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Our work shows that cancers have many more tricks than we thought to generate potential cancer-driving genes or gene products," said Hui Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and a recipient of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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