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The month of January is recognized as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time for those to schedule screenings.
Stand Up To Cancer Recognizes Long-Term Commitment and Generous Support from MasterCard and Announces a New Major Grant from The Lustgarten Foundation CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan.
A new protein-based treatment could help treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients whose cancer cells have developed resistance to contemporary chemotherapy, according to new research published online Monday in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
NFLA and CTCA Team Up to Fight Prostate Cancer MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jan.
Researchers from Penn State have identified an ingredient in green tea known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) that destroys oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells untouched, according to a new report in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.
Approval represents fourth indication for IMBRUVICA in the U.S. HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. ("Janssen") today announced that the U.S.
NFLA and CTCA Team Up to Fight Prostate Cancer PHOENIX, Jan.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Î² Cancri, called Al Tarf ("the end" of the crab's leg). Other stars include Acubens (Î±), and the Aselli (the...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.