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2014-08-04 08:25:12

Platinum donation to be contributed 100 percent toward R&D of cancer cure TREVOSE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Advertising is honored to announce its support of IGS Energy's participation in the 2014 Pelotonia held from Aug. 8-10. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140801/132730) Pelotonia is an internationally unified bicycling tour with one goal in sight--to eradicate the disease of cancer. With fewer than 60 days until the event, Pelotonia has already...

2014-08-04 08:24:59

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Marie Wilson, best selling author, comedian, and cancer survivor, released her book, "Traveling Daisy: A Generational Cancer Story of Disease and Dysfunction" that looks deep into her life that started in a trailer park and questions, "Did my chaotic life cause my cancer?" It's a #1 Best Seller in Cancer books after just two days on Amazon. The ebook is 99 cents and all proceeds benefit cancer research. Her goal is to help people survive...

2014-08-03 23:01:55

Every dollar raised by the Play4theCure sports-based fundraising program will be dedicated to cancer research projects selected by each participating team. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Play4theCure has entered into a fundraising partnership with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Going forward, NFCR is an official charity of NFHCA, providing robust resources and a recognized brand that enables NFHCA members to...

2014-08-01 23:07:36

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is releasing new information this week on where to find the most current and up-to-date news on treatment options from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute. The Center is also urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys who consistently get the best financial settlements for victims nationwide....

2014-08-01 23:04:51

Dr. Sant Chawla of the Sarcoma Oncology Center in Santa Monica, California spoke recently about the significance of Sarcoma Awareness Month. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Did you know that July was Sarcoma Awareness Month? The goal of Sarcoma Awareness Month is to raise awareness across the country and to educate people on the symptoms of, and treatment options for, sarcoma. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 5,000 Americans are expected to die of the disease in...

2014-08-01 23:04:42

A colonoscopy specialist from La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills responds to a new study linking carbohydrates to colon cancer. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 A new study published in the journal Cell has found that carbohydrates may contribute to the development of colorectal cancer in patients who are already genetically predisposed to the disease. The study was authored by Alberto Martin of the University of Toronto. In it, carbohydrates were found to cause intestinal...

2014-08-01 23:01:11

The Firm is investigating potential morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the upstaging of uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to uterine morcellation. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 As it continues to investigate morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to the use of power morcellators in gynecological surgeries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes...

2014-08-01 23:00:46

Power morcellators, used during hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures may potentially spread various hidden cancers in women’s bodies. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices and drugs reports that Johnson & Johnson announced it would be recalling its Ethicon surgical power morcellator devices used for the removal of fibroid masses. The device...

2014-08-01 16:23:54

Plasma RNA biomarker panel for colorectal cancer screening JERUSALEM, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bio-MarCare Technologies, a leader in the development of plasma RNA biomarkers for colorectal cancer (CRC), is offering for sale its proprietary Colon-MarCarePlex(TM) technology for the pre-cancerous polyps screening in blood. The purchaser will receive all intellectual property (IP) rights, know-how and current business relationships associated with MarCarePlex(TM) technology....

2014-08-01 16:23:43

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new five-year, $7.3 million award from the National Cancer Institute will allow Kaiser Permanente to expand its innovative cancer clinical trials program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The award, part of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, will help Kaiser Permanente focus on "enrolling patients in the NCI National Clinical Trials Network, testing cutting-edge therapies, and comparing existing cancer...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.