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2014-07-18 23:04:42

NFCR supported scientist Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., and his team at the MD Anderson Cancer Center have engineered a novel treatment for killing fungal infections that are often lethal to cancer patients with weakened immune systems. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 NFCR supported scientist Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., and his team at the MD Anderson Cancer Center have engineered a novel treatment for killing fungal infections that are often lethal to cancer patients with weakened...

2014-07-18 16:23:07

MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Selected as Hot Topic for Largest Annual Gathering of Medical Physicists CLEVELAND, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company, will be featuring its MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system in booth 639 at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which will be held July 20-24 in Austin, TX. The MRIdian system - the world's first and only MRI-guided radiation...

2014-07-18 16:22:04

GRAMMY Award Winning Artist NE-YO Headlines July 27th Fundraiser hosted by Daniel E. Straus to Launch $1 Million Campaign Supporting CareOne Employees and Their Family Members In Their Battle Against Cancer BOSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GRAMMY Award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter NE-YO will bring the hits to Fenway Park on July 27(th) for a benefit to kick-off a $1 million fundraising campaign launched by HealthBridge and CareOne Management to support...

2014-07-18 12:24:50

OmniSeq Target(TM) testing to guide treatment decisions for patients with lung cancer and other solid tumors BUFFALO, N.Y., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has granted Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) approval to begin genomic testing of cancer patients using its OmniSeq Target(TM) advanced molecular diagnostic laboratory test. The test, approved through the DOH's Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP), is part of a...

2014-07-18 11:19:12

Cell Press Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study published by Cell Press July 17th in the journal Cell shows that gut microbes metabolize carbohydrates in the diet, causing intestinal cells to proliferate and form tumors in mice that are genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer. Treatment with antibiotics or a low-carbohydrate diet significantly reduced tumors in these mice, suggesting that these...

2014-07-17 23:10:07

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, along with personalized research for possible treatment options including chemotherapy. However, as the Compensation Center would like to explain, treatments options such as chemotherapy must occur simultaneously with mesothelioma legal experts who are focused on...

2014-07-17 23:10:05

Few people have been spared seeing the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on themselves or someone they love. Radiation and chemotherapy can take a devastating toll on the body, and Louisville dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur doesn’t want anyone to overlook the effects it has on their or their loved one’s mouth. New Albany, IN (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Few people have been spared seeing the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on themselves or someone they love. Radiation and...

2014-07-17 23:06:43

Athletes for Hope Participating in Various Camps this Year Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 At the mid-point of summer 2014, Camp Kesem, which provides support for children through and beyond a parent’s cancer, and is funded with support from the LIVESTRONG Foundation, is set to serve 4,000 kids at 54 chapters in 27 states. The camps follow a unique model in that they are organized and operated by student leaders at colleges and universities around the country. Children participate...

2014-07-17 23:02:03

The Firm is evaluating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers, allegedly caused by the surgical tool used in laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal surgeries. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 A nationwide plea to ban power morcellator (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) surgery has taken hold in the U.S., with more than 12,700 signatures now included on a petition inspired by a woman whose...

2014-07-17 20:23:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you guilty of skimping on your sunscreen? Many Americans don't take skin cancer seriously, but according to the American Academy of Dermatology, one person dies every hour from melanoma. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO When found in its earliest stages, melanoma in highly treatable, but just because it's easily taken care of the first time doesn't mean it can't come back -- even decades later. A cautionary tale:...


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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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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