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2014-09-05 08:20:46

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), a world leader in radiotherapy and X-ray imaging technology, is announcing the publication of its annual corporate social responsibility report, detailing the company's policies and achievements in extending access to cancer care, protecting resources, and helping to save lives. The Varian 2014 Sustainability Report has been produced as part of a wider company effort to continually improve...

2014-09-04 23:09:25

Toxins and carcinogens find their way into homes and into children’s growing bodies - causing devastating effects. Natural Child World Magazine announces the launch of The Beautiful Faces of Hope national prevention campaign. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Cancer claims over 1,500 lives a day – yet most of them could have been prevented. Prolonged exposure to environmental and everyday contaminants have been linked to the development of cancer in children. Surprisingly,...

2014-09-04 16:28:00

Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the FDA approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a new treatment for advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma patients have been waiting anxiously for this day, given the promising data that early studies have shown. In clinical trials, 24 percent of patients taking pembrolizumab had their tumors shrink. Most of these patients...

2014-09-04 16:27:07

Unique Multivalent WT1 Vaccine to be developed across hematological malignancies and solid tumors NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SELLAS Life Sciences Group (SELLAS), a Swiss-based development-stage biopharmaceutical company today announced that it has signed an exclusive global collaboration and license agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) for the development, marketing, and commercialization of MSK's proprietary WT1 cancer vaccine. "This...

2014-09-04 16:26:57

Wine brand kicks off 12th consecutive year of philanthropic fundraising NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FAT bastard wines will once again support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, continuing their dedication to help raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause. During the months of September and October, FAT bastard will donate 25 cents for every bottle of FAT bastard sold in restaurants and retail locations, up to $40,000. The launch of this year's campaign...

2014-09-04 12:26:30

Dr. Drew Pinsky's personal battle with prostate cancer inspires him to join forces with PCF SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) announced that Drew Pinsky, MD has been elected to the Board of Directors. "Drew has valuable experience in internal and addiction medicine," said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and CEO of PCF. "As one of approximately 16 million prostate cancer survivors worldwide, Drew brings personal...

2014-09-04 08:30:46

Pennsylvania physicians say beating it begins with communications HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The simple fact of life for men is that as they age the risk of prostate cancer increases. And, it's one of those things that men cringe about. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show increasing risk as men age from their 50s into their 60s and then 70s. With the exception of skin cancer, the CDC says prostate cancer is the most common...

2014-09-04 08:30:41

International movement hosts 170 awareness events throughout September for GYN Cancer Awareness Month WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe-athon to End Women's Cancers kicked-off today with the announcement of 170 events occurring in 70 countries throughout September to raise awareness of silent, yet deadly below the belt cancers. In its second year, Globe-athon awareness events, screenings and educational seminars will occur worldwide during GYN Cancer Awareness Month to...

2014-09-04 08:30:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking cigarettes or drinking too much alcohol can cause addiction and other serious health issues. The risk of diseases associated with tobacco and alcohol increase for those who drink and smoke. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 443,000 people in the United States die of illnesses caused by tobacco each year. Meanwhile, about 88,000 die from alcohol-related illnesses. Diseases caused by smoking tobacco Smoking...

2014-09-03 23:06:57

Aptel Research and Patient Power have announced key results from the Patient Power Summer 2014 Survey which demonstrate the high level of online engagement of cancer patients and their frequent reliance today on online patient communities as a primary source of credible and up-to-date health information. Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Aptel Research, a respected healthcare market research firm, and Patient Power, a leading producer of online educational content...


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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  • 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.