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2014-08-26 08:31:37

-Stripes Celebrates Tomorrows - $500,000 Fundraising Goal CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stripes® Convenience Stores has announced a new alliance with The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital to help kids with cancer. During Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Stripes will launch its newest in-store fundraising campaign called "Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows" beginning on September 1. The campaign goal of $500,000 will help save...

2014-08-26 08:31:33

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received funding to advance an immunotherapy targeting WNT1-Inducible Signaling Protein-1 (WISP1) for the potential treatment of IPF, which affects more than 100,000 Americans. As this disease progresses, scarring in the lungs increases and patients gradually lose...

2014-08-26 08:31:16

Data from Urinary Cell-free DNA Presented at Next Generation Dx Summit WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) presented data at the Next Generation Dx Summit; Moving Assays to the Clinic with an oral presentation entitled "Targeted Detection and Monitoring of Cell Free Tumor DNA in Urine." In this presentation Trovagene reported the analytical component of its Precision Cancer Monitoring (PCM) platform and results from several studies demonstrating...

2014-08-26 08:31:11

Recognized as Leader for Groundbreaking Work in Cancer Diagnostics REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardant Health, a healthcare company focused on the development and commercialization of oncology diagnostic products, has been recognized today by the World Economic Forum as a 2015 Technology Pioneer. As an innovator in non-invasive, tumor profiling, Guardant Health is one of 24 companies across a wide variety of industries and regions to receive this prestigious...

2014-08-25 23:00:32

HealthForumOnline (HFO) announces recent updates to its online continuing education (CE) course, Response to Medical Illness: A Clinical Perspective on Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth - providing psychologisst, social workers, counselors and allied health professionals with theory- and evidence-based strategies to help patients cope with health-related trauma and promote psychological resilience to acute and/or chronic medical conditions. HFO offers over 95 online nationally-approved (APA,...

2014-08-25 12:26:10

ELKO, Nev., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Douglas Debenham, board certified radiation oncologist, has announced plans to build a new radiation oncology center in Elko, Nevada this year. The new Northeastern Nevada Radiation Oncology Center will be fully operational and treating patients by the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a partnership between RBS Evolution (RBSE), a provider of cancer treatment centers in underserved communities, and Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital,...

2014-08-25 12:26:05

Contract Results from Recent Merger with MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telik, Inc. (OTCQB: TELK), a clinical stage oncology drug development company that merged with MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. on July 8, 2014, announced today it has received a $1.5 million contract for the Phase 2 portion of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The contract is intended to support a major portion of the...

2014-08-25 08:28:14

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC: MCET) has been issued U.S. patent 8,809,290 covering novel drug compositions and platform technologies which redirect the immune system response to protect against highly virulent virus infection and cancer. These novel drug compositions consisting of noncoding doubled stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules and recombinant immunoglobulin-peptide (IgP) molecules demonstrate unique immune stimulating activity,...

2014-08-25 08:27:12

Initial Closing is for $10 Million FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccinogen, Inc., (OTC.QB: VGEN) a cancer immunotherapy development company, announced today that it completed the initial closing of a private placement of $80 million of units and common stock. Vaccinogen received gross proceeds of $10 million in this first closing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139089 Vaccinogen is preparing to start ACTIVE, a confirmatory Phase IIIb pivotal...

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2014-08-23 05:56:29

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Botox is in the news again, and this time it looks like potentially good news for some cancer treatments. Although it still receives mixed reviews as a result of its association with cosmetic procedures and some high-profile failures, the medical world is discovering new ways in which Botox can help treat a wide range of conditions. In a new process which has been described as “cheap, safe and efficient,” researchers have found...


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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