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2014-10-06 16:26:39

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing nearly 800 new medicines and vaccines for cancer, according to a new report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091027/PHRMALOGO Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly one of every four deaths, according to the American Cancer...

2014-10-06 12:29:40

A portion of PURELL® Spring Bloom Hand Sanitizer sales to be donated to the comprehensive cancer center AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO, the inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, announced today that it will support City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and life-threatening diseases located in Greater Los Angeles, through a special promotion. Between now and June 30, 2015, GOJO will donate 30 cents for every bottle of...

2014-10-06 08:29:24

Enhanced clinically-validated risk assessment test now available for Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic American Women CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phenogen Sciences, Inc. today announced the availability of BREVAGenplus, an easy-to-use predictive risk test for the millions of women at risk of developing sporadic, or non-hereditary, breast cancer. The test is an enhancement of the company's first generation product, BREVAGen(®). BREVAGenplus assesses both...

2014-10-06 08:26:24

Event takes place October 24, 25, 2014 in Nashville, TN NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will be held in Nashville, TN October 24 and October 25, 2014 to raise funds for children's cancer research and treatment at the city's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, announced BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140806/134200 Nationally recognized as a top-level...

2014-10-05 23:00:31

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Breast Cancer Market Report: 2011 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 05, 2014 Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer after lung cancer and the second leading cause of death in women. Globally, more than one million women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Breast cancer is mainly found in women compared to men. Though women of all ages are at risk of developing breast cancer, older woman have...

2014-10-04 23:01:33

A pair of Texas oncologists is encouraging mesothelioma patients to seek out and participate in clinical trials to improve the survival odds for themselves and future patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 04, 2014 Oncologists with the MD Anderson Cancer Center say the future of mesothelioma treatment is in the hands of patients who will agree to take part in clinical trials of new therapies. Surviving Mesothelioma has the full story on its website. Click here to read it now. Radiation...

2014-10-03 23:05:01

Over the last eight years, Play4theCure has grown into a national program, raising over $1.2 million for cancer research. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 Play4theCure, the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s sports fundraising campaign, has partnered with sports apparel manufacturer Harrow Sports to empower athletes and coaches and raise money for cancer research. Harrow Sports has designed a unique Play4theCure t-shirt for the 2014-2015 season and has committed to donate...

2014-10-03 23:03:12

On Saturday, October 4th at noon at Cascade Hills Church gather in the shape of a breast cancer awareness ribbon and have a picture taken from above! Columbus, GA (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paint Columbus Pink® is looking to draw some attention to breast cancer awareness in a big way. What better way than forming a huge human pink breast cancer ribbon? The first human pink ribbon in Columbus and the largest in Georgia! On Saturday,...

2014-10-03 16:24:30

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched a campaign, called "I Am Not Average," to share inspirational stories from patients about the powerful impact advances and innovations in cancer medicines have had on their lives. Dian "CJ" Corneliussen-James was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Nearly eight years later, CJ is still here, thanks in part to innovations in cancer medicines. Although the...

2014-10-03 16:24:22

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that China Oncology Focus Limited, an Affiliate of Lee's Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited (Lee's Pharma), a public biopharmaceutical company listed on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange (0950) with over 20 years of operation in China's pharmaceutical industry, has...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.