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2013-11-25 15:15:08

Glioblastoma is one of the most ominous brain tumors. Despite aggressive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy the outcome of this disease is almost always fatal. A UZH research team has now achieved success with a novel form of treatment that involves encouraging the body’s own immune system to recognise and eliminate cancer cells in the brain. Animal experiments show that it is relatively easy to treat cancer in the early stages. However, it is far more difficult to successfully treat...

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 23:01:53

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...

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...

2013-11-15 23:24:24

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new protein that kills tumor stem cells. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new protein that may become a vital factor in future brain cancer treatments. According to an October 18th, 2013 article published by the Deccan Chronicle titled “Scientist finds new protein to...

2013-11-13 13:23:44

Phase III trial examines pathological complete response rate Giving trastuzumab and anthracyclines at the same time is effective at treating HER-2-positive breast cancer, but there is concern that this combination can be associated with an increased risk of cardiac toxicity. New research from Aman Buzdar M.D., professor and vice president of clinical research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and colleagues in the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, shows these...

2013-11-08 23:04:39

A new study just published online in The Oncologist shows that outpatients receiving chemotherapy are at high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) and of major bleeding complications, especially those with pancreas, stomach and lung cancer. The authors therefore conclude that thromboprophylaxis, or blood thinning treatments, should be considered for such patients, after carefully assessing the risks and benefits of treatment. Durham, NC (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 A large-scale...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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