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2014-08-28 12:29:07

Free Educational Session for prostate cancer patients, their spouses and advocates. DETROIT, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), will present the fourth annual Prostate Cancer Symposium, Latest Treatment Advancements: What you learn here could save your life, Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History...

2014-08-28 12:27:19

Former NFL Star Chris Draft Honored for Passion and Commitment WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces former NFL linebacker Chris Draft as the August LUNGevity Hero for his active effort in raising awareness of lung cancer and campaigning for critical funds for research. After his wife's battle with the disease and her passing just one month after their wedding, Draft has become an influential figure in the lung cancer community. In 2010, Draft's...

2014-08-28 08:28:19

Run with the DDF Dream Team in Chicago on September 7 CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is excited to have a team in this year's Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, September 7, 2014, beginning at 7 a.m. in Jackson Park. The "Dream Team" runners receive a DDF race shirt which helps the organization raise awareness about gastric cancer. Runners also raise funds from friends and family to support their extraordinary efforts of...

tomatoes fight prostate cancer
2014-08-28 04:42:17

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Men looking to reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer could benefit by consuming at least 10 servings of tomatoes per week, according to new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Doing so can decrease the risk of contracting the disease by 18 percent, Vanessa Er of the University of Bristol’s School of Social and Community Medicine and her colleagues claim in...

2014-08-27 23:10:14

Doctors in Italy have linked an electrolyte imbalance with shorter survival times in people on chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 A new study at an Italian university finds that patients who develop a condition called hyponatraemia, or low blood sodium levels, during chemotherapy are less likely to respond to the treatment. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a comprehensive article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Oncologists at...

2014-08-27 23:03:39

The Firm is evaluating morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma and other uterine cancers, allegedly due to uterine morcellation. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Power morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) continue to be filed in U.S. courts on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of dangerous cancers due to uterine morcellation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to...

cancer dna fingerprints
2014-08-27 03:00:35

Shawna Williams, Johns Hopkins Medicine Chemical alterations to genes appear key to tumor development Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team of researchers. In a study of a broad variety of cancers, published online in Genome Medicine on Aug. 26, the investigators say they have found widespread and distinctive changes to chemical marks known as methyl groups attached to DNA....

2014-08-27 08:27:52

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Raise $300,000 during September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed. More than 1.1 million Americans are living with, or in remission from, these diseases. Certain forms of these diseases are the most common types of cancer in children and adolescents younger than 20 years. Almost 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with these cancers this year. There are few,...

2014-08-27 08:27:38

KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seraphine Mukandutiye, 50, is a Rwandan woman with a beautiful and glowing smile. But beneath her soft heart and warm smile, lies a deadly monster waiting to strike. She is battling a cervical cancer. The preventable cancer results from a genital infection caused by a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Hundreds of Rwandan women are suffering from the silent killer, others have died. The cancer is one of the major killers among...

2014-08-27 08:27:25

ORLANDO, Fla, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech Inc. (OTCQB: TNIB), ("we" or the "Company") a biotechnology company pioneering the manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases in emerging nations, today announced it had received payment and will make its first shipments of Lodonal(®) to the Republic of Panama and The Republic of Malawi in conjunction with our marketing partner, The Brewer Group, Inc. Commenting on the initial shipments, Noreen...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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