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2014-09-15 23:11:36

A collaborative study between researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research takes an important step toward answering the question: which altered genes are most to blame for bladder cancer? AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The story of cancer care seems so simple: find the mutated gene that causes cancer and turn it off or fix it. But rarely does a single gene cause cancer....

2014-09-15 23:08:09

The results of a new Italian study suggest that it can take decades for an asbestos ban to have a major impact on the incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Researchers in Italy say the asbestos ban instituted by the country in 1992 has yet to have an observable impact on the number of people developing mesothelioma. Click here to read a new article on the research on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Scientists with the Local Health...

2014-09-15 23:04:47

A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. The analysis, published today in the American Journal of Pathology,...

2014-09-15 23:00:27

In helping fight against childhood cancer, Uniform Advantage (UA) has aligned themselves with I Care I Cure Foundation for the 3rd year in a row contributing over $2,500. To learn more, please visit http://www.uniformadvantage.com/a-day-in-scrubs/ua-gives-back/i-care-i-cure.asp. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 There are over 200 different types of cancer that exists today of which childhood cancer is one of the least funded cancers and makes up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed yearly....

2014-09-15 20:22:10

Data presented at American Society for Radiology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced data from two new studies presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting demonstrate the ability of its Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test capable of predicting aggressiveness of prostate cancer, to influence treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes for...

2014-09-15 16:28:29

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), the national network of five cancer treatment specialty hospitals headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, will receive The Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service from Imerman Angels during its first annual Wings of Hope Gala on September 20th. The award recognizes healthcare providers who demonstrate exceptional medical service and care for their patients and their families. "We...

2014-09-15 16:28:12

Multidisciplinary team composed of six organizations awarded $20,000 for groundbreaking work in mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer SYDNEY, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnGeneIC, Ltd., an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on revolutionizing the treatment of cancer through the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents directly to cancer cells, announced that, together with the Asbestos Disease Research Institute (ADRI), it has received the 2014 Cancer Institute New...

2014-09-15 12:27:03

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Navneet Sharda M.D. and his team at Cancer Care Center Las Vegas have recently announced their continued investment in cutting edge cancer treatments and up to date techniques. With thousands of patients treated at the Center and a national reputation as leaders in the field, this strategy appears to be paying off. In speaking with multiple cancer survivors who have undergone cancer treatment at the Center, it's clear Dr. Sharda is beloved...

2014-09-14 23:00:36

A study led by University of Colorado Cancer Center published today in the journal Nature uses a novel approach to target the activation of a protein that drives some cancers. AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 When active, the protein called Ral can drive tumor growth and metastasis in several human cancers including pancreatic, prostate, lung, colon and bladder. Unfortunately, drugs that block its activity are not available. A study published today in the journal Nature uses a...

2014-09-13 08:20:16

Funds raised in The Capital Region support cancer research and accelerate transformational discoveries at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals. WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ride to Conquer Cancer announced over 1,000 participants helped raise $ 2.6 million for Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals as the first annual Ride commenced in The Capital Region on Saturday. Funds raised support...


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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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