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2014-09-10 06:33:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Professor Yuli Huang of The First People's Hospital of Shunde, China, worked with a team of researchers to conduct a meta-analysis of studies concerning prediabetes. Their findings, published in Diabetologia, are based on 16 studies and 891,426 participants from around the world. The literature review revealed that people with prediabetes have a 15 percent higher risk of developing cancer — and that the level of risk differs depending...

2014-09-09 23:14:42

More than 80% of endometrial cancers are endometrioid endometrial carcinoma (EEC). The majority of EEC cases are diagnosed at early stage with low grade pathological changes and good clinical outcomes. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Scientists at the NFCR Center for Cancer Systems Informatics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a genetic marker that will allow physicians to determine whether to pursue early, aggressive treatment for women...

2014-09-09 23:09:11

Registration is now open for the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) 2014 Chabner Colloquium: Collaboration in Cancer Trials. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Registration is now open for the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) 2014 Chabner Colloquium: Collaboration in Cancer Trials. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium is jointly provided by The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and STO, in partnership with The Oncologist, STO's official journal....

2014-09-09 23:05:11

Smokers and Former Smokers Targeted in Effort to Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality; National Groups Recommend Screening for At-Risk Patients Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 West Penn Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is now offering a free screening program to patients at risk of lung cancer in hopes of catching the disease in as many patients as possible at its earliest and most curable stages. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends annual screening for...

2014-09-09 16:25:53

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., has been appointed as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144436 "Dr. DeGennaro has tirelessly dedicated himself for almost a decade of service to the LLS mission and to the patients whom we all serve, and this appointment is in recognition of his vision,...

2014-09-09 16:25:50

DALLAS, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds Breast Cancer Screening (Mammography, MRI & Ultrasound) Market & Forecast - Worldwide 2014 research report to its store. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in both the developed and developing world. Worldwide Breast Cancer Screening Market was in double digit Billion US$ for 2013. United States is the leading market for breast cancer screening globally. China is expected...

2014-09-09 12:29:44

World's First On-Table Adaptive Radiation Therapy Clinical Program Commenced at Siteman Cancer Center CLEVELAND, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company, announced today that the world's first on-table adaptive radiation treatment program using the MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system began at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The MRIdian system provides a...

2014-09-09 08:32:40

Preventive screening initiative assesses risk and lung health of current and former smokers TOMS RIVER, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey CyberKnife at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center joins efforts to raise awareness for hospital partner Community Medical Center's lung cancer screening program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144201 Free lung cancer screening assessments for high-risk individuals will be offered at a special event on Wednesday,...

2014-09-09 08:31:44

Varian will also showcase the company's full range of radiotherapy and radiosurgery solutions, including tools for real-time imaging, tumor tracking, and motion management SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #807 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase technologies developed to support knowledge sharing among oncology professionals at the meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) here next week. The Varian exhibit will highlight software...

2014-09-09 08:31:42

New tool designed to empower users of the ARIA® oncology information system for radiation oncology to analyze data and use metrics to help make more informed decisions SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #807 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), a world leader in cancer treatment technology and informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, will introduce InSightive(TM) Analytics, a new interactive dashboard and data visualization tool for...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'