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2014-09-30 23:01:15

On September 26th, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) and its volunteers received media coverage to shed light on this deadly cancer. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 On September 26th, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) and its volunteers obtained media coverage of mesothelioma, its treatment, and the dire need of research. Several media outlets reported on this...

2014-09-30 20:23:00

In the news release, Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit, issued 30-Sep-2014 by Albert Einstein College of Medicine over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that data was missing from the fifth paragraph. It should now read: "Of the 2,458 deaths identified between 1999-2010, 1,446 were from medications. The culprit drugs were not specified in most of the cases (approximately 74 percent). However, among those with an identified...

2014-09-30 16:28:48

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TODAY show host Hoda Kotb received a great boost in her efforts to support pediatric cancer research from Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financing to healthcare professionals. BHG made a $25,000 donation to Hoda's fundraising drive to show its support for children who are fighting cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100301/NY62435LOGO BHG's president of HR and executive recruitment, Michelle Crawford, started...

2014-09-30 16:27:57

Hospital Awarded Accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) ZION, Ill., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA(®)) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has been recognized by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product...

2014-09-30 12:30:55

DENVER, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to their CEO, Rob Bohacs - "the world of cancer clinical trials is going through a complete transformation with highly targeted biomarker clinical trials and the work of the current clinical trial management process isn't configured to accommodate these types of 'next generation' clinical trials, which will ultimately drive the prescription cancer drugs of tomorrow." The company has been recognized by the National Cancer Institute as...

2014-09-30 12:30:49

TCS to Support Avon Walk for Breast Cancer NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Company Store, famous for top quality, US-crafted bedding essentials and home décor, is extending comfort by partnering with the Avon Foundation for Women and the 12th season of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer through the Comfort Crusade. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149301 During the Comfort Crusade, The Company Store will donate $5 to the Avon Walk for Breast...

2014-09-30 12:30:30

The Brand Will Support Awareness through a Multi-Channel Campaign Beginning September 29th COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's specialty size apparel retailer, has announced that they will partner with the American Cancer Society to support Breast Cancer Awareness through a synergistic campaign during the month of October. Throughout the campaign, Lane Bryant clients will be encouraged to make a difference in the fight against the...

2014-09-30 12:29:37

Ventana is committed to accelerating the discovery and development of new cancer diagnostic tests that help determine the best course of therapy for each individual patient. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the oncology tissue diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership....

2014-09-30 08:31:34

30 percent incur more than $10,000 of debt battling the disease CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority (62%) of America's middle-income cancer survivors say they were not financially prepared for cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study released by the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions (IWS). The study - Insights from Survivors: Managing the Personal, Emotional and Financial Impact of Cancer - surveyed 400 Americans who were 25 to 65 at...

2014-09-30 08:31:31

CF102 has shown to induce healthy liver cell proliferation resulting in improved liver status PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to the Company which covers its drug candidate, CF102, in the treatment 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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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