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2014-07-01 08:29:13

ORCA(TM) program includes seven Phase 2 trials in tumor types where patient need is acute, including bladder, lung, pancreas and prostate cancers BOTHELL, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) today announced initiation of the Cedar(TM) clinical trial, an investigator-sponsored, randomized, open-label Phase 2 trial evaluating apatorsen in previously untreated patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer....

2014-06-30 23:22:48

Central Florida Children’s Charity Offers Financial Help and ‘Gadget Grants’ Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 A Central Florida couple knows first-hand what a toll childhood cancer takes on a family – and now they help others who face the same challenge. Mina and Jeremy Chambers established the Be Brave Foundation because they understand the sacrifices parents and siblings make when a child is diagnosed with cancer. The foundation aims to alleviate some of that burden by...

2014-06-30 23:22:45

Oncologists come in many different forms. When a litigator requires an oncology expert witness, there are several questions to ask. Mednick Associatesshares the outline of their search process. Wilton, CT (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Legal cases involving oncology matters are bound to be emotionally straining for both the plaintiff and defendant. Since most people know someone who has battled with cancer, professional opinions on oncology cases can easily stray from objective to subjective. As...

2014-06-30 23:19:22

Goaltending is the theme for Publius’ June homeostatic cannabinoid science roundup: A CS World Cup ~ Goaltending Edition. This match has two goals and one tender: mediating Alzheimer’s cognitive decline and preventing carcinogenesis are the goals; one’s (endo)cannabinoid system the tender. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 June’s cannabinoid science roundup on the Bryan William Brickner Blog highlights two game-changing articles from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed)....

2014-06-30 23:17:51

‘A Different Kind of Heat’ gives insight to those who don’t have cancer, hope to those who do. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Author Allan Palmer takes readers with him on a three-year journey battling cancer in his new memoir, “A Different Kind of Heat” (published by Xlibris AU). In July 2010, Palmer was diagnosed with bowel cancer. It metastasized in Palmer’s liver. Before this diagnosis, he never had a health issue. In “A Different Kind of Heat,” Palmer opens up about his...

2014-06-30 23:07:08

Michael Parisi to lead Board of Trustees of 70-year-old national nonprofit for people coping with cancer New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Parisi as President of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Parisi is currently Managing Partner of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, the health care division...

2014-06-30 23:01:16

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) unveiled today its expanded Travel Grant program, which provides patients in need of financial help for travel expenses to consult with a specialist, or to participate in a clinical trial away from home. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced today the expansion of its ‘Travel Grant’ program for mesothelioma patients. The program, which was created...

2014-06-30 16:26:50

First Large-Scale Analysis of Protective Role of Vitamin D in Elderly NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ. Analysis of pooled data by Paolo Boffetta, MD, Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and Associate Director for Population Sciences of...

2014-06-30 14:44:43

Georgetown University Medical Center For a rare form of cancer called thymoma, researchers have discovered a single gene defining the difference between a fast-growing tumor requiring aggressive treatment and a slow-growing tumor that doesn't require extensive therapy. Thymoma is a cancer derived from the epithelial cells of the thymus, an organ critical to the lymphatic system where T-cells, or so-called "killer cells," mature. Very little is known about the role of the gene mutation...

2014-06-30 12:32:25

First Ever CTCA® Forum to Feature Leading Oncologists from Across the Country in an Interactive Seminar SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America(® )(CTCA), in collaboration with Dannemiller, Inc. and Athena Education Group, LLC, will host a new continuing medical education (CME)* program focused on colorectal cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis as part of its growing CME curriculum known as the CTCA Forum. The program will provide...


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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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