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2014-07-07 09:48:40

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Alas, the thankless pseudogene. Dysfunctional, unloved and seemingly of little use, these poor-cousin relatives of genes have lost their protein-coding abilities. They contain material not essential for an organism's survival and are the "last stop" for removal of genomic waste. Not any more. The pseudogene's day may have arrived thanks to scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Han Liang, Ph.D.,...

2014-07-06 23:02:18

A team of doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi consisting of Dr. Suresh Singhvi (Senior Consultant Hepatic & Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplant) and Dr. Sujay Shad (Senior Cardiac Surgeon) performed a rare surgery on a Nigerian patient, who had cancer of the liver that had spread to the heart. The patient reported to the hospital for a follow-up 15 months after the surgery and has recovered completely. New Delhi, India (PRWEB) July 06, 2014 Dr. Lubabatuyakuba Musa, a...

2014-07-04 23:02:25

Deaths from mesothelioma and other rare cancers now account for more than half of the cancer deaths in the UK, even though they make up less than half of those diagnosed. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 A new report from a British organization that represents rare cancer charities says cancers like mesothelioma now account for 54% of cancer deaths in the UK – a new high for the country. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new report on their website. Click here to...

2014-07-03 23:00:45

Mount Sinai Dermatologists Identified Many with Sun-damaged Skin over Ten Days NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Dermatologists from the Mount Sinai Health System performed 713 skin cancer screenings at the Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), identifying nine possible melanomas, 190 precancerous lesions, 80 atypical moles and 89 potential non-melanoma skin cancers. This is nearly twice the number of screenings performed at last year’s Festival. These potential diagnoses must be confirmed with...

2014-07-03 12:23:38

TGEN Lung cancer patients could especially benefit from new ‘QTA’ technique Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE. Genetic changes increasingly are recognized as driving cancer development. But obtaining evidence of these changes usually requires a biopsy, which can be problematic for...

2014-07-02 23:11:49

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Over the years, the American College of Surgeons has had an unwavering focus on quality improvement programs that enhance patient care. From the implementation of the...

2014-07-02 12:26:38

Yale University Breast cancer screening costs for Medicare patients skyrocketed between 2001 and 2009, but the increase did not lead to earlier detection of new breast cancer cases, according to a study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the July 1 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. While the number of screening mammograms performed among Medicare patients remained stable during the same time period, the study focused on the adoption of newer imaging...

2014-07-02 10:59:23

Cornell University Every living cell's surface has a protein-embedded membrane that's covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating. A new study by a Cornell University researcher found this coating is especially thick and pronounced on cancer cells and is a crucial determinant of the cell's survival. Consisting of long, sugar-decorated molecules called glycoproteins, the coating causes physical changes in the cell membrane that make the cell better able to thrive –...

2014-07-02 10:16:43

APS A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer—the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the U.S.—can be devastating. Due in part to aggressive cell replication and tumor growth, pancreatic cancer progresses quickly and has a low five-year survival rate (less than 5 percent). GRP78, a protein that protects cells from dying, is more abundant in cancer cells and tissue than in normal organs and is thought to play a role in helping pancreatic cancer cells survive and thrive. Researchers at...

2014-07-02 08:25:21

Genovese Announces 2014 Car Rally Chairmanship TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will take place in Muskoka, Ontario on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in support of pediatric cancer research, treatment and care at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), announced Chairman Bobby Genovese. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140702/123995 Now in its second year, the highly successful Boat Rally event is almost nearly SOLD OUT....


Latest Cancer Reference Libraries

British Journal of Cancer
2012-05-28 10:11:32

The British Journal of Cancer (BJC) is a professional medical journal published biweekly by the Nature Publishing Group (a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.) on behalf of Cancer Research UK. It provides a forum for clinicians and scientists to communicate original research findings that have relevance to understanding the etiology of cancer and to improving patient treatment and survival. Papers are published both in print and online. The journal publishes full research papers and...

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2011-02-17 16:45:25

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV), first discovered in January 2008, is one of seven human tumor viruses. It is suspected to cause most of Merkel cell carcinoma which is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. Around 80% of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors are found to be infected with MCV. It is found in respiratory secretions suggesting that it may be transmitted by a respiratory route. Usually the tumors with MCV viruses go through at least two mutations that render the virus...

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Cancer Constellation -- The constellation Cancer, the crab, is known in astronomy and astrology as one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. Cancer is small and dim, and does not resemble a crab. It lies between Gemini to the west and Leo to the east, Lynx to the north and Canis Minor and Hydra to the south. Notable features The brightest star in Cancer is β Cancri, called Al Tarf ("the end" of the crab's leg). Other stars include Acubens (α), and the Aselli (the...

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