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2014-07-30 23:07:39

The executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, was featured as a speaker during a Verastem, Inc. investor meeting to bring attention to mesothelioma and the need for clinical trials to advance and to increase the number therapeutic options for mesothelioma patients. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On July 10, during the research and development portion of the Verastem, Inc.’s investor meeting, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive...

2014-07-30 23:03:18

Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) recently committed to being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe Run/Walk this fall. Pawtucket, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) recently committed to being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe Run/Walk on October 19th at Slater Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Free to Breathe is a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. Proceeds from this event will help fund lung...

2014-07-30 23:02:33

The Firm is investigating morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to uterine morcellation. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 As the controversy surrounding the use of power morcellators (http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/) in gynecological surgeries continues to grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that another patient has added her voice to those calling for a ban on uterine morcellation....

2014-07-30 12:31:02

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the US Surgeon General issued the most stern warning to date for indoor and outdoor sun tanning or sun burns stating they can lead directly to deadly melanoma skin cancer. In his statement Surgeon, General Boris Lushniak, says that "skin cancer is a major public health problem for all skin types and that too much exposure to indoor and outdoor ultraviolet light is a major cause." At the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic...

2014-07-30 12:27:14

New PSA Inspires Everyone to Come Together in the Spirit of Collaboration and to Advance Cancer Research LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and Genentech, one of the world's leading biotech companies, have joined forces with GRAMMY(®)-winning singer, Oscar(®)-winning actress, and SU2C Ambassador Jennifer Hudson for their latest campaign, entitled: "Two Worlds. One Dream."...

2014-07-30 10:14:40

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Some cancer cells are characterized by both high sugar intake and high mobility; researchers at EPFL show that these 2 phenomena are related Cancer cells are gluttons. We have long known that they monopolize large amounts of sugar. More recently, it became clear that some tumor cells are also characterized by a series of features such as mobility or unlikeliness to join in an ordered set. Researchers are calling this behavior "mesenchymal,"...

2014-07-30 08:32:03

Investment will support scale of global services, development of independent diagnostic tests, and deployment of future companion diagnostic products SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, Inc. ("Epic"), a privately held biotech company that designs and develops novel diagnostics to personalize and advance the treatment and management of cancer, announced today the completion of a $30 million Series C Preferred Stock financing. The financing included new investors...

2014-07-30 08:31:59

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, Inc. ("Epic"), a private biotech company that designs and develops novel diagnostics to personalize and advance the treatment and management of cancer, announced today the appoint of Gregory T. Lucier as chairman of Epic's board of directors. Mr. Lucier was previously chairman and CEO of Life Technologies (formerly Invitrogen). Mr. Lucier joins Epic's board of directors to provide expertise as Epic commercializes its circulating...

skin cancer on the rise
2014-07-30 06:50:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Surgeon General has issued a new warning against skin cancer, claiming that even though the condition is preventable in most cases, it is believed to have affected more Americans than breast, prostate, lung, colon and all other forms of cancer combined over the past three decades. In a statement released by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Surgeon General reported that the rates of melanoma and other forms...

2014-07-29 16:28:18

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Suntanning Association (ASA) - the nation's largest association of professional suntanning facilities - today issued the following statement about the U.S. Acting Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer: The ASA is committed to promoting responsible UV exposure, both indoor and outdoor, for the millions of Americans who enjoy tanning every year. The Acting Surgeon General is trivializing an important...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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