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2014-02-27 04:20:52

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a large contribution of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM), a new Dutch consortium will study the relationship between DNA aberrations and the development of both prostate and colorectal tumours. The project application has been filed by the Erasmus Medical Center, ServiceXS B.V. and the VU University Medical Center and will be coordinated by professor Guido Jenster (Erasmus MC). They have...

2014-02-26 08:29:47

New Alcohol Justice Fact Sheet SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice released a new fact sheet today (available at AlcoholJustice.org) summarizing recent research on alcohol and cancer risk. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110727/DC41105LOGO "We looked at peer-reviewed, scientific reports which closely examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and cancer," stated Alcohol Justice Director of Research Sarah Mart. "As esteemed researchers...

2014-02-25 16:29:00

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jane L. Peterson as President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit educational organization. She will assume this position effective April 14, 2014, taking over from Dr. James W. Aiken, who is retiring after 11 years in the role. The appointment concludes a year-long international search....

2014-02-25 00:21:09

Medal recognizes work studying RNA BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has selected Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., a Professor from the University of California, Berkeley, as the second winner of its Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences. Doudna, a Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, will be presented the Lurie Prize medal and a $100,000 honorarium on May 20 in...

2014-02-19 23:31:12

Colleen’s Dream Foundation has granted $11,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to help fund ovarian cancer research being conducted by Dr. Vance Broach, according to Colleen’s Dream Foundation President Billy Cundiff. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 With the help of ovarian cancer survivor Jill Pall and NFL kicker Ryan Quigley, Colleen’s Dream Foundation has granted $11,000, to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to help fund ovarian cancer research being...

2014-02-19 16:24:15

--New Publication in Science Translational Medicine Confirms Utility of Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) for Cancer Drug Development and Diagnosis-- BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, reported that its proprietary technology was used in a major new study being published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The study, "Detection of...

2014-02-19 08:27:52

The CCSE encourages Cancer research through its support of the Cancer Research Society TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What is the Canadian Center of Science and Education? The CCSE is an online publisher of scholarly articles, allowing the spread of information by publishing thousands of articles every year. These articles range in subjects from Humanities, Biology, and Management Sciences to a wide variety of fields. (Photo:...

2014-02-18 16:26:31

FASTcell(TM) assays will help in the characterization of metastatic cancers through liquid biopsy of whole blood MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International today announced the availability of its FASTcell(TM) technology offered as a testing service for detecting and characterizing rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood samples. The technology can rapidly identify and capture a single tumor cell from hundreds of millions of normal blood cells,...

2014-02-13 08:31:08

Nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research adds TRU-D to infection prevention arsenal BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research, has deployed TRU-D SmartUVC(TM), a 5-foot-5 germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to help protect against infection. TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) is the first and only portable UV disinfection device on the market...

2014-02-12 23:25:49

Data from 2,000 cancer genomes to be jointly analyzed using uniform algorithms. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Annai Systems Inc., a provider of genomic data management solutions, today announced that it has partnered with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) to provide its Annai GNOS™ data management software in support of six data centers around the world that will house a large data set for the Pan Cancer...