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2014-04-08 23:28:32

Kum Ja is now 74 years old, but has endured more hurdles and tragedy than many of us could ever imagine and is now battling her third round of cervical cancer. Her family is running an Indiegogo campaign to help continue her urgent medical treatment - by Cassandra Wolff Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Kum Ja is now 74 years old, but has endured more hurdles and tragedy than many of us could ever imagine. Abandoned as a baby and left with her abusive aunt and uncle, she watched as her...

2014-04-08 23:04:19

Patricia Goldsmith to lead CancerCare, 70-year-old national nonprofit for people coping with cancer New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 CancerCare® (including the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation), the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, announced today the appointment of Patricia J. Goldsmith as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 5, 2014. The announcement comes as the organization...

2014-04-08 23:00:54

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. must pay a total of $9 billion in punitive damages after they were found to have concealed diabetes drug, Actos’, cancer risks. Parker Waichman LLP continues to evaluate cases of bladder cancer in patients who allege serious injuries associated with Actos. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and medical devices, reports...

2014-04-08 23:00:44

Mike Lewis Attorneys is a proud platinum-level sponsor of Cancer Services’ 12th annual auction benefit to be held April 26 at Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem, N.C. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Auto accident law firm Mike Lewis Attorneys of Winston-Salem is honored to sponsor Cancer Services of Forsyth County’s upcoming Wrapped Up In Ribbons 12th annual auction benefit to be held at Forsyth Country Club Saturday April 26, 2014. As a cancer survivor himself, Senior Partner Mike Lewis is...

2014-04-08 23:00:31

Magic Bullet Fund acknowledges receipt of a generous grant from Animal Support, co-founded by, Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi. Nearly 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with cancer every day and because many dog owners do not have the resources to pay for their treatment The Magic Bullet Fund provides financial assistance to families that cannot afford treatment fees. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Animal Support selected this Fund to help pay for life-saving care to dogs with cancer. To date, Magic...

2014-04-08 20:21:32

Hospital Honored with National Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is proud to announce that it has achieved the 2014 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM). CTCA at Midwestern was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital...

2014-04-08 12:32:28

Champions TumorGrafts(TM) Provide Accurate Predictions of Treatments' Efficacy in 81 Percent of Evaluated Patients with Advanced Sarcoma HACKENSACK, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data published in Cancer show the use of personalized patient-derived xenografts, or mouse avatars, accurately predicted treatment efficacy in all evaluated patients with advanced sarcoma. The results support the predictive capabilities of Champions TumorGrafts®, developed by Champions Oncology (OTC:...

2014-04-08 12:31:41

Study results show correlation between mutational status and treatment response, as well as concordance between BRAF V600E mutation assay and tissue biopsy at baseline SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical study results presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting demonstrate the ability of Trovagene's (NASDAQ: TROV) molecular diagnostic platform to detect and monitor BRAF V600E mutations in cancer patients. The results were...

2014-04-08 12:31:26

RICKMANSWORTH, England, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Commission has awarded a 1.3M Euro ($1.8M) grant to an international consortium to evaluate a ground-breaking cancer imaging technology. The imaging technology, termed Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging, has the potential to detect cancer during surgery and help ensure that all of the cancerous tissue is removed. The two-year project entitled CLIO will evaluate the imaging technology in patients undergoing...

2014-04-08 12:26:38

RESTON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- inPractice® Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Clinical Care Options (CCO), today announced the launch of a first-of-its kind education and reference tool dedicated to the needs of all nurses who provide care for patients with cancer. inPractice® Oncology Nursing is a point-of-care tool that combines high-quality nursing-focused content, oncology-specific clinical decision support, patient education, and professional development...


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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