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2014-09-18 16:27:55

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 guests decked out in 1920's flair filled The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, September 13 for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's inaugural speakeasy-themed Shine Bright Bash, raising more than $275,000 for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. Guests donned classic Roaring 20's attire while participating in a fun-filled night of dinner, dancing and twenties-themed events, including a flapper...

2014-09-18 12:29:16

Contract Funds 3D Breast Cancer, 3D Brain Cancer Micro-Tumor Development GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KIYATEC announced today that it has been awarded a $1.975 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the course of the two year award, KIYATEC will expand its 3D breast cancer model to address two...

2014-09-18 08:30:24

FDA Removes Clinical Hold on Phase 2 Clinical Trial SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed the clinical hold on patient enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in SWOG's ongoing Phase 1b/2 clinical trial (S1313). The trial is designed to evaluate Halozyme's investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase) in combination with modified FOLFIRINOX...

2014-09-18 08:30:17

U.S. Senators Boxer, Sessions Introduce Bill to Create National Prostate Cancer Council BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) yesterday introduced legislation that would create a National Prostate Cancer Council, a group of federal agencies, patients, and medical experts charged with developing and implementing a national strategic plan to advance prostate cancer diagnostics to improve patient care....

2014-09-18 08:28:26

- Boehringer Ingelheim obtains exclusive global rights for development and commercialization of CureVac's investigational therapeutic cancer vaccine CV9202 INGELHEIM and TUBINGEN, Germany, and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac, leader in mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid)-based drug development, today jointly announce an exclusive global license and development collaboration. The new collaboration focuses on CureVac's CV9202, a novel...

2014-09-18 08:26:01

-- Phase III RAINBOW Trial Data Published in The Lancet Oncology -- INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that results of the global Phase III trial of ramucirumab (CYRAMZA(TM)) in combination with paclitaxel in patients with advanced gastric (stomach) cancer or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma were published in the online version of The Lancet Oncology. In the trial, known as RAINBOW, the addition of ramucirumab to...

2014-09-18 08:20:45

Hyundai Nonprofit Donates a Total of $9M to 36 U.S. Children's Oncology Group Hospitals and Research Institutions during September's National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; Nonprofit Announces $87 million in Research Funding in Support of Childhood Cancer Research and Programs by Year-end /PRNewswire/ -- September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - a time to bring awareness to childhood cancer and recognize the young lives impacted by the disease. While pediatric cancer is...

2014-09-17 23:15:09

In CHAMPS Oncology's blog post, 2016 Changes Impact Collaborative Staging, Brenda Mileto shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's blog post, 2016 Changes Impact Collaborative Staging, Brenda Mileto shares her thoughts on the topic. The New Year always brings change. For instance, beginning January 1, 2016, Collaborative Staging will no longer be required for cancer registry data. Moving forward the focus will be on the...

2014-09-17 23:12:29

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm supports a rule amendment regarding insurance coverage for people who participated in the 9/11 rescue, recovery and cleanup operations. New York , NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Recent data from the World Trade Center Health Program said there are nearly 3,000 cases of cancer among firefighters police officers, contractors and civilians who worked or lived near the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11,...

2014-09-17 23:08:45

Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cited for Exemplary Services DALLAS (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 U.S. News and World Report recently recognized the top hospitals in the country, and three mesothelioma treatment centers made the magazine’s list of best cancer treatment facilities, the mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd reports. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Brigham and Women’s...


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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