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2014-06-17 11:02:54

Ohio State University Giving low doses of a particular targeted agent with a cancer-killing virus might improve the effectiveness of the virus as a treatment for cancer, according to a study led by researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Viruses that are designed to kill cancer cells – oncolytic viruses – have shown promise in clinical trials for the...

2014-06-17 08:29:05

Side-By-Side Genomic Analysis of Patients' Tumor and TumorGraft Mouse Avatars Before and After Treatment Also to be Conducted NEW YORK and HACKENSACK, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Champions Oncology (OTC: CSBR), a company engaged in the development of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs, today announced the initiation of a clinical trial evaluating the use of Champions...

2014-06-17 08:28:31

Companies expect to commence first-in-human studies of Trx-1 in ovarian cancer in 1H15 BOSTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian oncology drug development company Novogen Limited [ASX:NRT; NASDAQ:NVGN] and CanTx Inc., its joint venture with Yale University, today announced the success of proof-of-concept pre-clinical studies confirming the potency of experimental drug, Trx-1, in the treatment of primary ovarian cancer when delivered into the peritoneal cavity. Based on the...

2014-06-17 08:28:03

Nearly 500 Pancreatic Cancer Advocates Head to Capitol Hill Today MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 people from across the country are on Capitol Hill today for the eighth annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day urging Congress to stomp on pancreatic cancer by stepping up federal research funding. Advocates from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will call on Congress to provide $5.26 billion for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for FY15 and...

2014-06-17 08:26:09

DUARTE, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer patients at City of Hope were surprised with an intimate performance by Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter Gavin DeGraw as charity organization Musicians On Call launched a new program specifically for the Los Angeles-area cancer research and treatment center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118782 The program ­- officially called The Musicians On Call Jason Pollack Bedside Performance Program at...

2014-06-16 23:12:58

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center tackles a side to mesothelioma never previously discussed by sharing a recent ACS article titled, “Nearing the End of Life.” The group is urging family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma to read the article and then call them at 866-714-6466 not only for instant access to the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys, but as importantly for information on how a family should deal with this rare, and lethal form of cancer....

2014-06-16 23:12:49

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Cancer Registry Expenses Benefit the Community, Amber Gregg shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Cancer Registry Expenses Benefit the Community, Amber Gregg shares her thoughts on the topic. Is your hospital ensuring all programs and services provided to benefit the community are tracked and reported appropriately through the IRS Form 990 and Schedule H? Did you...

2014-06-16 23:07:52

Tanning and sun exposure increases risk, but early detection is almost 100% effective. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 We all enjoy having fun in the great outdoors. Whether someone is hiking, swimming horseback riding, or just having a picnic, the lure of a sunny day is hard to resist. Doctors have been telling people for years to wear sunscreen when they go outdoors, but the honest truth is that few people listen. The reason for this concern is of the lurking danger of melanoma, which is the most...

2014-06-16 23:05:16

In an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer, 180fusion Cares sponsors the third annual ZERO Prostate Cancer run in June. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Award-winning internet marketing company, 180Fusion, will sponsor the ZERO Prostate Cancer run June 21st. ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the goal of ending prostate cancer. As leaders in the fight against prostate cancer, ZERO is dedicated to encouraging action, providing proper...

2014-06-16 23:01:53

Leaders will share best methods for addressing survivors’ needs. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 The LIVESTRONG Foundation is hosting its Survivorship Centers of Excellence Network as they present the LIVESTRONG Essential Elements of Survivorship Care to some of the leading providers of cancer care programs from throughout the U.S. in advance of this week’s 7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference in Atlanta. Directors from the seven LIVESTRONG Survivorship Centers of...


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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.