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2014-09-17 12:28:06

Collaboration to feature policy briefings on "Cancer Research in the 21st Century"; speakers for inaugural event include Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Ronald DePinho, and moderator Susan Page of USA Today WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Health, Medicine, and Society Program and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) announce a new partnership, which will launch with a series of policy briefings on Cancer Research in the 21(st) Century. The inaugural...

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2014-09-17 03:00:51

Kate Blackburn, American Society of Clinical Oncology A new, large cohort analysis from the prospective Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, indicates that men who had moderate baldness affecting both the front and the crown of their head at age 45 were at a 40% increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer (usually indicates a faster growing tumor resulting in poorer prognosis relative to non-aggressive prostate cancer) later in life, compared to...

2014-09-17 08:30:32

Proprietary genomic-based VPAC1 cancer biomarker to be co-developed worldwide? PARK CITY, Utah, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NuView Life Sciences, Inc. (NuView) announced entry into an exclusive global licensing and collaboration agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) to further develop and commercialize NuView's investigative genomic-based diagnostic biomarker to detect cancers of the breast and prostate. The agreement also includes all other future...

2014-09-17 08:29:43

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc., (NASDAQ: TROV) a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, announced today that Alberto Bardelli, Ph.D., has joined the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Bardelli was among the first to identify mutations in the kinase genes that are associated with colorectal cancer and other malignancies. Currently, he is at the Department of Oncology, Torino Medical School, Institute for Cancer Research in Candiolo, Italy....

2014-09-17 08:29:02

JDBCF's 2014 Pink Carpet Gala - October 18, 2014 - supported by funds raised by store employees and President Jennifer Downey CLEVELAND, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for their annual Pink Carpet Gala, the Board of JD Breast Cancer Foundation (JDBCF) applauds Ambiance, The Store for Lovers, for its continued support and noteworthy generosity. JDBCF is looking forward to partnering with Ambiance again for the 2014 Pink Carpet Gala on Saturday, October 18, 2014....

2014-09-17 08:28:48

IBM Technical Computing & Software Defined Storage Technology Manages Growing Scale and Diversity of Molecular Profiling Data in Cancer Care ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 17 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Caris Life Sciences is using IBM technical computing and storage technology to accelerate the company's molecular profiling services for cancer patients. These services deliver critically important information to help oncologists develop tailored therapeutic plans...

2014-09-17 08:28:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Breast Cancer Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Breast cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells in the breast tissue. It occurs in both males and females; however, male breast cancer is rare. Histologically, breast cancer can be classified into ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, nipple cancer and...

2014-09-17 00:20:34

Article in Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- George Washington University cancer researcher Dr. Patricia Berg, former White House Drug Policy Spokesman and House Aging Committee Director Robert Weiner, and Solutions for Change Senior Policy Analyst Tom Sherman, are asserting that Federal cancer research funding cuts are threatening the nation's mortality rate. The trio wrote an article, "FUND CANCER RESEARCH TO KEEP BREAKTHROUGHS COMING," which...

2014-09-16 23:16:55

Smith & Jones Developed Lung Cancer Screening Campaign for Ellis Medicine Troy, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 More women die from lung cancer than breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined, and lung cancer claims more lives of men than any other cancer. Ellis Medicine hopes to change the conversation surrounding lung cancer with a new community wellness campaign developed by healthcare marketing agency Smith & Jones. This multi-media campaign, which launched last month,...

2014-09-16 23:15:45

Seattle’s own Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB), and Translational Drug Development (TD2) in Scottsdale, would like to jointly announce CRAB’s assumption of responsibility for the PCRT, a world-renowned consortium comprised of a team of pancreatic cancer experts committed to improve treatment outcomes for patients with this deadly cancer. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Seattle’s own Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB), and Translational Drug Development (TD2) in...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'