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2013-11-27 23:04:25

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) – a Stamford, CT-based non-profit devoted exclusively to treating and eradicating cancer with cell and gene therapies – has provided a $500,000 grant to combat glioblastoma, one of the most difficult types of brain cancer to treat. Visit http://www.ACGTFoundation.org. United States and Canada (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) – a Stamford, CT-based non-profit devoted exclusively to treating and eradicating...

2013-11-27 15:48:08

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Women with certain mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast cancer. However, if a woman who comes...

2013-11-23 23:03:40

The Greenville Health System’s Human Performance Laboratory – expected to open in January 2014 – is the first HPL in the nation to be fully embedded into a cancer research and treatment program. Greenville, S.C. (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 The Greenville Health System’s Human Performance Laboratory – expected to open in January 2014 – is the first HPL in the nation to be fully embedded into a cancer research and treatment program. The HPL, which already is working with a...

2013-11-23 23:02:03

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Matt Englander for his determination to embrace life despite his battle with brain cancer. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Matt Englander for his will to live a full life despite his battle with brain cancer. According to a November 13, 2013 article published by ABC News titled...

2013-11-23 23:01:53

A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) Early Edition details a study funded in part by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, which indicates magnetic resonance (MR) imaging may be able to discern which patients will benefit more from anti-angiogenic drugs. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) Early Edition details a study funded in part by the National...

Study Finds Drug-Resistant Melanoma Treatments May Be Enhanced
2013-11-22 09:27:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 8,000 Americans are killed each year by melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer. The presence of mutations in a gene known as the BRAF gene drives approximately 40 percent of advanced melanoma tumors. New medications, called BRAF inhibitors, have shown an ability to rapidly shrink melanoma tumors, however BRAF-mutated tumors often resist early treatment and only partially respond to BRAF inhibitors, which leaves...

Cell Migration Study Provides Insights Into The Movement Of Cancer Cells
2013-11-21 11:24:35

IRB Barcelona Using Drosophila melanogaster, researchers at IRB Barcelona discover that during multiple cell migrations a single cell can act as leader, dragging the others with it. The migration of groups of cells in order to form tissues is common during the development of an organism. Discovering how these multiple movements are achieved is not only crucial to understand the basic principles of development but provides new information and insights for further research into processes...

2013-11-19 23:32:51

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new scientific breakthrough that claims the Christmas Fern plant can shrink brain tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on new breakthrough cancer research linked to the Christmas Fern plant. According to a November 13, 2013 article published by WTNH.com titled, “Fern...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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