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2014-10-30 12:29:56

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improved surgical outcomes for ovarian cancer, expanded potential impact for new drugs, and a novel family outreach program to head off cancers fueled by known genetic risk mutations are among the early innovations of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Moon Shots Program. First-of-a-kind combination clinical trials; advanced molecular analysis to guide treatment and screening; and a focused program to gather, store, access...

2014-10-30 12:28:38

Caution That Reduced Investment in Cancer Innovation Is Harming Patients WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even before the next Congress is formally elected, a national group of healthcare stakeholders called the Cancer Innovation Coalition (CIC) took the unusual step of going to Capitol Hill to call for early legislative and regulatory action in 2015 that will reinvigorate cancer innovation in the U.S. The reason, according to a panel of leading cancer...

2014-10-30 08:37:10

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is urging the public to join their efforts to Wage Hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and with the help of a growing base of supporters, greater awareness and fast tracking its comprehensive approach to fighting pancreatic cancer, the organization is focused on its goal to double pancreatic survival by 2020. The Pancreatic Cancer...

2014-10-29 23:14:03

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to a recent EPA announcement about a contaminated subdivision that was formerly located on a US Army base as a good reason for Veterans who were exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Armed Forces to call 866-714-6466, if they have now developed a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma. There can be extremely significant compensation settlements for these types of individuals, and as the Center would like to explain, it is of the...

2014-10-29 23:11:56

Dr. Sant Chawla, a renowned Los Angeles physician, board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, has launched a newly redesigned website devoted to sarcoma information and treatment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Dr. Sant Chawla, an internationally renowned and respected sarcoma oncologist and director of the Sarcoma Oncology Center in Santa Monica, CA, has recently launched a new and improved website, http://www.sarcomaoncology.com. The site is one of the most...

2014-10-29 23:11:49

Sargas Pharmaceutical Adherence and Compliance (SPAC) International launches I Phone and Android applications for cancer patients and caregivers to exchange their health information via the cloud applications and portals developed for their physicians and pharmacies. SPAC is offering a special promotion for California medical oncologists through their state society membership of ANCO and MOASC said Git Patel CEO of Sargas. Bakersfield, California (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 The nation’s...

2014-10-29 23:02:29

The Firm is evaluating potential morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcomas and other cancers due to the use of a power morcellator in hysterectomies and fibroid removal procedures. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 The controversy over power morcellators (http://www.morcellatorlawsuit2015.com) continues to grow, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the death of Brenda Leuzzi, a 44-year-old mother of two who had been working to...

2014-10-29 16:28:28

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), today announced researchers at OICR, University Health Network (UHN) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have identified a specific gene called PRKD1 that is mutated in the vast majority of patients with a specific type of oral salivary gland cancer. The new finding gives doctors a new target for a type of cancer that was previously...

2014-10-29 08:34:22

This Year Marks the 20th Anniversary of LLS's Prestigious Translational Research Program WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is awarding $15.6 million in academic grants to 26 scientists who have proposed innovative laboratory research that shows promise in leading to new treatments for blood cancer patients. The funds are being awarded through LLS's Translational Research Program (TRP), which aims to accelerate...

2014-10-29 08:33:52

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday Night Football host and NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard, R&B Star Brian McKnight, Music Legend Stephen Stills, NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed, PGA pro Duffy Waldorf, Actor Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger; Justified) along with over 150 other stars from TV, sports, music, film and medicine will hit the links to support cancer research and change the future of cancer at Tower...


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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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