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2014-06-19 23:17:53

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is calling attention to a recent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as wake up call for individuals who worked in the manufacturing sector between 1969 and 2000, because it indicates asbestos was present in what the Center considers to be a clean workplace. As the Mesothelioma Compensation Center would like to explain with one call to 866-714-6466, the “clean” work group mentioned in this study was still vulnerable to asbestos...

2014-06-19 23:17:42

MedActive is excited to sponsor the American Cancer Society's 17th Annual 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' In Balboa Park, San Diego on October 19th, 2014. Odessa, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 MedActive is gearing up for the American Cancer Society's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walk in Balboa Park. As a flagship sponsor, the company is excited to work closely with the American Cancer Society and volunteers to raise awareness about breast cancer....

2014-06-19 23:16:25

The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) is pleased to announce the success of 2 cancer nursing education programs in Latin America. Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 ISNCC welcomed over 50 cancer nursing leaders from Latin America at the ISNCC Oral Therapy Educational Workshop, held May 10, 2014 at Hilton Bogota Hotel, Colombia. The goal of the workshop was to educate selected cancer nursing leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Panama on toxicity...

2014-06-19 23:10:34

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Imaging Biomarkers Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/imaging-biomarkers-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Biomarkers also known as biological markers are characteristics that are measured in order to assess and predict biological condition of the body and thus help...

2014-06-19 23:05:31

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Cancer/Tumor Profiling Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cancer-tumor-profiling.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Cancer is a fatal disease characterized by uncontrolled cell division. It is primarily caused by environmental factors that mutate the gene encoding for cell...

2014-06-19 16:26:33

SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive Biotechnologies, a clinical stage diagnostics company that leverages Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to profile the adaptive immune system, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Schorno, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer and the newest member of the Company's expanding Executive Leadership Team. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120103/SF28632LOGO "The addition of a true pioneer in oncology diagnostics is highly...

2014-06-19 10:01:50

Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed and tested a vaccine that triggered the growth of immune cell nodules within pancreatic tumors, essentially reprogramming these intractable cancers and potentially making them vulnerable to immune-based therapies. In their study described in the June 18 issue of Cancer Immunology Research, the Johns Hopkins team tested the vaccine in 39 people with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC), the...

2014-06-19 09:35:10

The JAMA Network Journals In a study that included more than 56,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease, use of a popular class of medications known as tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists was not associated with an increased risk of cancer over a median follow-up of 3.7 years, although an increased risk of malignancy in the long term, or with increasing number of doses, cannot be excluded, according to a study in the June 18 issue of JAMA. Tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)...

2014-06-19 09:27:24

BMJ-British Medical Journal Low vitamin D linked to high risk of death from all causes including cancer and cardiovascular disease The main source of vitamin D is its production in skin thanks to the sun. Women are more prone to low vitamin D than men - and due to differing weather conditions, concentrations vary in populations across the world. Vitamin D deficiency is especially common among the elderly who often have less sun exposure, but it is unclear what effect the production...

2014-06-19 09:24:56

BMJ-British Medical Journal An accompanying editorial says this study largely confirms what is already known - that the benefits of breast screening "are modest at best" – and calls for women to be given balanced information including the screening harms of overdiagnosis, psychological stress, and high healthcare costs. Randomized trials from the 1970s and 80s suggested that mammography screening prevents deaths from breast cancer. But the methods used by some of these studies have...


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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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