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Endometriosis
2014-04-05 07:00:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects more than 176 million women and girls worldwide, according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Despite being one of the most common gynecological disorders, there is no definitive consensus on the cause of endometriosis. To add insult to injury, some women who have endometriosis are also predisposed to ovarian cancer. A new study from the University of Pittsburgh...

2014-04-04 23:39:39

In recognition of April as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Grandview Dental Care is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings as a service to the Columbus, Ohio community. More than 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancers this year alone, and oral cancers kill one person every hour of every day. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Grandview Dental Care is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 and Monday, April 28....

2014-04-04 23:38:06

While most people think they don’t need colonoscopy screenings, Western Washington Medical Group explains dangers of underestimating susceptibility to colorectal cancer. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 “Think of this,” says a new article released by Western Washington Medical Group, “Nearly all of the 150,000 cases of colorectal cancer that are developed each year could have been prevented or detected in early stages if people had had their recommended screenings.”...

2014-04-04 23:36:01

Japanese cancer researchers say a simple blood test could help pinpoint the people at highest risk for mesothelioma in a large group of at-risk workers. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 New research suggests a blood test could offer a simple way to monitor for early signs of mesothelioma in workers who have been exposed to asbestos. Click here to read details of the new report, which have just been posted by Surviving Mesothelioma. Noting that asbestos-exposed workers are at highest...

2014-04-04 23:31:52

Event in Glendale Arizona Illustrates the Integration of Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Environmental Science Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell shared his remarkable story of valor and determination while touching on the unique relationship companion animals have played in his recovery from injuries sustained in combat while speaking to friends of the National Veterinary Cancer Registry on the campus of Midwestern...

2014-04-04 23:27:07

Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting new approaches to treating cancer. Dr. Carl June will discuss his findings May 14 as featured speaker at UC San Diego. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 A world leader in immunotherapy, Carl June, will discuss the emergence of a new form of targeted immunotherapy to treat cancer, Wednesday, May 14, 5:30 pm to 7 pm., at UC San Diego. June, professor of immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his pioneering work and also the barriers and...

2014-04-04 23:22:41

Researchers in Italy say their review of studies on the link between selenium and malignancies like bladder cancer turned up too little evidence to support supplementation. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Italian scientists say patients fighting bladder cancer and other types of cancer are not likely to get any benefit from the metalloid nutritional supplement, selenium. The new meta-analysis has just been posted on the Cancer Monthly website and can be read by clicking here....

2014-04-04 23:01:00

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (with related research being presented this weekend at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Conference 2014) details the discovery of a new genetic driver of bladder cancer: silencing of the gene AGL. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (with related research being...

2014-04-04 23:00:40

Animal Support, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, are proud to support the Magic Bullet Fund’s mission, to provide financial assistance to owners of dogs with cancer who cannot afford medical treatment fees. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Dogs get cancer just like humans. In fact, 8-10,000 dogs are diagnosed with cancer every day. To help combat this sad statistic, Animal Support and co-founders Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are new supporters of the Magic Bullet Fund, a...

2014-04-04 12:35:32

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the technique is that we can target selected cells without harming surrounding tissue. There are many ways to kill cells, but this method is contained and remote-controlled", said Professor Erik Renström. The point of the new technique is that it is...


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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