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2014-10-20 08:31:44

- Taiho Oncology Initiates Rolling NDA Submission for TAS-102 - PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taiho Oncology, Inc., a subsidiary of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Fast Track designation for TAS-102 (nonproprietary names: trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride), an oral combination anticancer drug under investigation for the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), and...

2014-10-20 08:31:21

Visionary technology leader will architect secure, global solutions to provide insights to Epic's partners about patients' cancer status and therapeutic response via circulating tumor cells SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences announced today the appointment of Michael Giske as chief information officer. Mr. Giske has more than 25 years of defining, designing and implementing secure, global, large-scale technology solutions to deliver innovative and impactful...

2014-10-19 04:20:53

Financing to support clinical studies & development of Check-Cap colon imaging system ISFIYA, Israel, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap, Ltd., developer of the world's first preparation-free, non-invasive, high-resolution imaging system for colorectal cancer screening, today announced the closing of a financing to support clinical development of the Check-Cap imaging system. The financing was led by Fosun Pharma, a leading Chinese healthcare company, joined by existing...

2014-10-18 12:20:54

Treatments at Scripps Proton Therapy Center enable Scott to continue collegiate coaching SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Scott became one of the greatest mile runners in American history by taking a strategic approach to his craft. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350051-scripps-health-steve-scott-reveals-proton-treatments-for-prostate-cancer/ "I surrounded myself with the best...

2014-10-17 23:07:56

GI Supply was proud to support AliveAndKickn’s 3rd Annual AliveAndKickathon event that attracted 300 participants to raise money for colon cancer awareness. Camp Hill, PA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 David Dubin is a two-time colon cancer survivor who has dedicated his time, sweat, and soccer skills to advocate for colorectal cancer awareness through his foundation, AliveAndKickn. He knows that approximately 5% of Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime, and...

2014-10-17 23:00:13

Decisive Health bests 751 entries from around the world at finale event in Austin Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Decisive Health’s Treatment Explorer won the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s inaugural Big C competition’s $25,000 grand prize at a finale event Friday night in front of a crowd of 500 supporters and innovators gathered at Austin Music Hall. Headquartered in San Francisco, the patient-centric tool matches cancer patients’ and survivors’ lifestyles with the best...

2014-10-17 16:24:53

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Southern California announced today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium in Boston, that it is committed to cutting the number of colorectal cancer deaths in half by 2023. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, yet 1 in 3 adults are not adequately screened. Colon cancer, when discovered early, is...

2014-10-17 16:24:46

SAN DIEGO and HILDEN, Germany, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Translational research in cancer and other diseases will benefit from new capabilities being presented at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting - Volume of 250,000-plus DNA samples linked to Ingenuity(R) Knowledge Base greatly exceeds any comparable database - providing superior depth for genomic analysis - Ingenuity(R) Variant...

2014-10-17 08:25:45

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Every month we get at least a dozen calls from family members wondering if their deceased loved one could have had mesothelioma, and if there could be compensation without an actual diagnosis--the answer is no. If a medical doctor suggests mesothelioma is a possibility for a loved one, please call 866-714-6466 immediately for instructions on what to do to protect possible compensation that includes having...

2014-10-17 00:21:14

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that a draft local coverage determination (LCD) for its Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier has been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) describing a coverage and payment policy for use of the Decipher test in men who have undergone radical prostatectomy. An LCD is a decision by Medicare contractors to cover an item or service. Decipher is the only genomic test for prostate...


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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