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2014-01-30 12:28:43

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with advanced hepatocellular (or liver) cancer have high mortality rates, with existing drugs demonstrating only a small, but significant survival advantage. By combining a zebrafish model of liver cancer with data from human tumors, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hope to identify potential genes of interest that can be targeted for new treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common...

2014-01-29 23:29:03

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, congratulates VABC Ambassador David Menasche on the launch of his book, The Priority List, which is a memoir about his cross-country journey to visit past students despite an ongoing battle with brain cancer. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, congratulates VABC Ambassador David Menasche on the launch...

2014-01-29 08:29:12

Studies address technical sensitivity, specificity, pharmacodynamics, heterogeneity and patient selection relevant to prostate cancer patient management SAN DIEGO and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, in collaboration with the company's academic and pharmaceutical partners including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Institute of Cancer Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, University of Michigan, and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, will present six novel...

2014-01-28 23:31:05

In response to a January 20, 2014 article published by Futurity.org, Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses a new backdoor approach to treating glioblastoma and what it could mean for the brain cancer community. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, responds to a January 20, 2014 article that discusses a new ‘backdoor’ approach to treat glioblastoma – the most common and fatal form of brain...

2014-01-28 12:29:12

Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer resistance to inhibitor drugs NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer...

Disrupted Sleep Patterns May Accelerate Tumor Growth
2014-01-28 06:29:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of American researchers has revealed that a disrupted sleep pattern can accelerate the progression of cancer. According to the team’s report published in the journal Cancer Research, fragmented sleep disrupts a cancer-fighting metabolic pathway – a disruption that could be mitigated through drug therapy. "It's not the tumor, it's the immune system," said study director Dr. David Gozal, chairman of...

2014-01-24 13:27:45

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have developed a mathematical model to predict how a patient's tumor is likely to behave and which of several possible treatments is most likely to be effective. Reporting in the journal Cell Reports, researchers combined several types of data from pre- and post-treatment biopsies of breast tumors to obtain a molecular picture of how the cancer evolved as a result of chemotherapy. "Better understanding of tumor evolution is key to improving the...

2014-01-18 23:04:08

In response to an article published by Medical Daily, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses how breast cancer cells, even after remission, have the ability to become brain cancer cells. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses breast cancer cells and their ability to travel to the brain and become brain cancer cells through...

2014-01-16 23:25:47

The Chris Elliott Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit, held their grand opening on January 3rd. The center welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and family members seeking one-on-one help to their center and services. Redmond, WA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 The Chris Elliott Fund (CEF) announced the grand opening of their Patient Support Services Center, a space devoted to serving brain cancer and brain tumor patients, their families and caregivers. The open house and ribbon cutting was on...

2014-01-16 14:22:49

University of Leicester researchers deploy 'precision medicine' to successfully target advanced form of leukaemia with skin cancer drug A team of scientists from the University of Leicester has demonstrated a novel treatment for Hairy Cell Leukaemia (HCL), a rare type of blood cancer, using a drug administered to combat skin cancer. The research, which is published today (Thursday 16 January) in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicates Vemurafenib, a BRAF inhibitor that has been...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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