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2014-11-29 23:03:04

HCA is just the latest healthcare provider to reassess the use of power morcellators in light of their potential to spread undetected uterine cancers. New York,

2014-11-29 23:02:18

Earlier this month, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) reached $9 million in funded research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 29,

2014-11-28 08:23:56

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

broccoli selenium
2014-11-27 03:00:23

Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers have now demonstrated that selenium – naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli – slows down the immune over-response.

mammogram
2014-11-27 06:37:38

While doctors recommend they be administered annually to catch nascent breast cancer, mammography exams can be uncomfortable and some women even avoid them due to the discomfort.

2014-11-26 23:09:26

The Associates Board of Gateway for Cancer Research is the next generation of aspiring young professionals with a singular goal to raise money to fund innovative cancer therapies and provide more

2014-11-26 23:09:20

Gateway for Cancer Research rallied heroes from the four corners of the world to help people living with cancer feel better, live longer and conquer cancer today! Jarrett Payton served as emcee,

2014-11-26 16:24:48

Findings pave way for new lines of cancer research focused on detection and prevention BOSTON, Nov.

2014-11-26 16:23:05

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.


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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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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