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2014-09-08 08:31:12

Patients also report significant impact on mood and career WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. aimed to uncover the impact of prostate cancer on patients, their caregivers, and the healthcare professionals (HCPs) that support them. The majority (64 percent) of patients surveyed report that their prostate cancer diagnosis has a moderate to severe impact on their social and emotional wellbeing....

2014-09-08 08:29:38

SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aptose Biosciences Inc. (TSX: APS), a clinical-stage company developing new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target the underlying mechanisms of cancer, today announced that Stephen B. Howell, M.D. will act in the capacity of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Howell joins the Aptose team as a medical consultant to provide expert clinical guidance to the company. "Dr. Howell brings to Aptose deep industry and academic...

2014-09-07 20:20:34

CAD $30 Million Pledged by Canadian Health Charities, Government-Funded Organizations, Corporations and the Public Inaugural SU2C Canada Dream Teams to Begin Research in Summer 2015 Stand Up To Cancer Telecast is Available Online at https://ca.celebrity.yahoo.com/video/stand-cancer-170000054.html http://www.standup2cancer.ca | http://facebook.com/su2c.ca | Instagram: @SU2C_CA | Twitter: @SU2C_CA TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - More than CAD $119 million has been pledged so...

2014-09-07 20:20:13

Entertainment Industry, Corporate and Organizational Donors, Philanthropists, Health Charities, Government Entities, Volunteer Teams and the General Public Come Together to Fight Cancer LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than USD $109 million has been pledged so far in connection with the star-studded September 5 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) "roadblock" fundraising telecasts in the U.S. and Canada, it was announced today. The funds pledged toward the SU2C...

2014-09-06 23:01:12

New Translational Research Ovarian Cancer Dream Team to Tackle Deadliest Gynecologic Cancer Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 A groundbreaking collaboration is underway among many of the nation’s ovarian cancer organizations. In partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, a new Ovarian Cancer Dream Team will kick off this year, dedicated to piloting leading-edge, ovarian cancer research that will help patients and save lives. The Dream Team effort is led by Ovarian Cancer Research Fund,...

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2014-09-06 05:49:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wondered if your bra might cause cancer? Apparently, you are not alone. A group of scientists from the University of Washington recently studied the relationship between bra wearing and increased breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. The findings of the population-based case-control study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found no association. "There have been some concerns that...

2014-09-05 23:05:16

Researchers in Australia say aspirin may temporarily stave off mesothelioma in asbestos-exposed mice, but will not keep the disease from developing. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Scientists at the University of Western Australia have found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and COX-2 inhibitor pain relievers like Celebrex do not appear to prevent mesothelioma, as they had hoped. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the research. Click here to...

2014-09-05 23:03:59

Cross-platform campaign celebrates the collaborative research and innovations in cancer care, and highlights the further efforts needed on the path to finding a cure New York, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Mediaplanet today announces the distribution of the latest edition of “The Fight Against Cancer,” a cross-platform campaign which showcases innovations in cancer research and demands further attention around the topic. The industry has experienced a collaborative surge in research,...

2014-09-05 23:02:24

LiveOps to Take Calls during Fourth Cancer Fundraising Telecast, Helping Process Millions of Dollars Expected in Donations REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 LiveOps, Inc., the global leader in cloud contact center and customer service solutions, today announced that the Company has been chosen as a preferred partner to provide call center services by Greenwood Hall, Inc. for the television broadcast of the fourth annual Stand Up To Cancer telecast on September 5 at 8 p.m....

2014-09-05 20:21:03

Horses with melanoma are the subject of this major clinical study TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphogenesis Inc., the biotechnology firm developing ImmuneFx(TM), a cancer vaccine that has improved the longevity and quality of life for dogs, cats and horses, announces that a formal equine clinical trial for the direct injection form of the vaccine will begin later this month at a large equine facility in Missouri. Pat Lawman, PhD., co-founder and CEO of Morphogenesis...


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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.