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2011-04-26 11:25:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Premier healthcare alliance, a network of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care, has awarded Sensus Healthcare, Inc., the leading provider of FDA-approved Superficial Radiotherapy committed to providing a viable treatment option for millions of skin cancer sufferers, a group purchasing agreement for the SRT-100(TM). Sensus was awarded a sole...

2011-04-06 16:12:11

Noted TGen-Scottsdale Healthcare oncologist discusses vismodegib study at AACR A new drug is effective in preventing new basal cell carcinomas in patients with an inherited predisposition to the disease. These patients with basal cell nevus syndrome develop large numbers of basal cells, which can become locally invasive or metastatic, according to a discussion presented by renowned oncologist Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research...

2011-04-03 15:49:29

A new hedgehog pathway inhibitor demonstrated efficacy in preventing and treating basal cell cancer among patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, a rare inheritable disease, according to Phase II data presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6. In 1996, Ervin Epstein Jr., M.D., senior scientist at Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, and colleagues identified the site of the mutation that causes basal cell nevus syndrome: the PTCH gene, which encodes a...

2011-04-03 15:41:54

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting continues to be a showcase for the most cutting edge science in cancer, and this year's meeting, held here April 2-6, will include an increased focus on clinical trials that will impact patient care. Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., physician-in-chief and distinguished professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and chief scientific officer at Scottsdale Healthcare and U.S....

2011-02-27 00:01:40

Tans are caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning lamps, and if you've had one, you've sustained skin cell damage. Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) February 25, 2011 With Spring Break approaching, The Less Cancer Campaign wishes to remind sun worshippers of some of the dangers of tanning. The Skin Cancer Foundation tells us that a tan, whether you get it on the beach, in a bed, or through incidental exposure, is bad news any way you acquire it. Tans are caused by harmful...

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2011-01-26 06:22:51

Experts report in the British Journal of Dermatology that sap from the common garden weed petty spurge appears to treat non-melanoma skin cancers. However, they tell patients not to "try it at home" since the treatment is still in an experimental state. Their study involved 36 patients with non-melanoma skin cancer lesions. Non-melanoma lesions are very common and account for a third of all cancers detected in the U.K. They include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma...

2010-12-08 02:00:35

The sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate, researchers report. The finding shows another way cancer pirates normal body functions as it points toward better treatment for the million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed in the United States annually, said Dr. Wendy Bollag, corresponding author of the study in Oncogene. Bollag is a cell physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs...

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2010-12-02 12:11:43

Reduction Greater than Achieved through Sunscreen A widely used arthritis drug reduces the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers "“ the most common cancers in humans "“ according to a study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib (brand name Celebrex), which is currently approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and acute pain in adults, led to a 62 percent reduction in non-melanoma skin cancers,...

2010-11-30 21:58:02

New research shows the NSAID Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers from developing in patients who have pre-cancerous actinic keratoses lesions and are at high risk for having the disease. The researchers, led by University of Alabama at Birmingham senior scientist and the study's lead author, Craig Elmets, M.D., co-leader of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center 's Chemoprevention Program, evaluated the efficacy and safety of celecoxib as a chemo-preventive agent for actinic...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

OC Skin Institute, a medical and cosmetic dermatology group in Orange County, is now offering the advanced Mohs surgery technique to remove skin cancer. The procedure is used to remove squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers using a safe, micrographic technique with minimal scarring. All Mohs surgeries at OC Skin Institute are performed by Board Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director Dr. Tony Nakhla. He launched OC Skin Institute in January 2010 with the goal of creating the most...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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