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2014-07-28 12:28:42

Largest private donation to date puts ambitious campaign over $400 million mark in record time PORTLAND, Ore., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer in its tracks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130463 A donor, who wishes to remain unnamed, pledged the funds as part of OHSU's unprecedented $1 billion campaign to support the Knight...

2014-07-28 12:28:29

More than 1,800 supporters attended the sold-out fundraiser at Fenway Park to support CareOne/HealthBridge employees and researchers in the fight against cancer. BOSTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Daniel E. Straus, Founder and CEO of CareOne, announced that a fundraising campaign - launched by the company in support of long-time employee and cancer patient Dan Grimes -has raised $1.3 million. The campaign culminated in a July 27th event at Fenway Park which featured...

2014-07-28 12:28:11

AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical experts representing Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a multivariate diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers and women's health, will present on ASPiRA LABS, its new CLIA-certified reference laboratory, at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual (AACC) meeting on July 31 at 10 a.m. CST. ASPiRA LABS provides expert diagnostic services, including OVA1® and Longitudinal CA 125 testing, which support...

2014-07-28 10:39:26

Baylor College of Medicine Cancer has long been thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but in recent decades scientists have come to believe that epigenetic changes – which don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read' – also play a role in cancer. In particular DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group (or molecule), is an epigenetic switch that can stably turn off genes, suggesting the potential to cause cancer just as a genetic mutation can. Until now, however,...

2014-07-28 10:35:17

Brigham and Women's Hospital Researchers demonstrate novel approach in cervical cancer prevention A study published online in the International Journal of Cancer earlier this month describes a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These cells...

2014-07-28 10:33:11

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. One pioneering approach, discussed in a review article published this week in WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, uses...

2014-07-28 10:24:49

ACR Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by Gareen et al, published July 25 in Cancer, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false positive or other results of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening exams are far less than claimed by some in the medical community. “Unsubstantiated claims of systemic and harmful patient anxiety should now be put to rest and not...

2014-07-28 08:29:21

Researchers: Automated Measurement of Volumetric Mammographic Density is a Promising Tool for Widespread Breast Cancer Risk Assessment WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prospective study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has validated the performance of VolparaDensity breast imaging software across multiple vendor platforms and has associated volumetrically assessed breast density measurements to breast cancer risk. Published in Cancer...

2014-07-28 00:21:20

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds that few adult survivors of childhood cancer follow a heart-healthy lifestyle that protects against heart disease, diabetes and other health problems MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a...

2014-07-26 23:01:54

The Firm is investigating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcomas and other cancers due to uterine morcellation. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 As morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) continue to be filed in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that more doctors and patients are calling on federal health regulators to ban uterine morcellation. According to a report from The Chicago...


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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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