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2014-03-31 09:54:57

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are developing a new predictive tool that could help patients with breast cancer and certain lung cancers decide whether follow-up treatments are likely to help. Dr. Jerry Shay, Vice Chairman and Professor of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern, led a three-year study on the effects of irradiation in a lung cancer-susceptible mouse model. When his team looked at gene expression changes in the mice, then applied them to humans with early stage cancer,...

2014-03-31 08:30:41

Morgan Stanley's Head of Global Biotech Investment Banking Joins Leading Cancer Immunotherapy Startup SEATTLE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juno Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on bringing forward novel immunotherapies for cancer, announced today that Steve Harr, M.D., will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140113/DC45426LOGO Harr currently serves as Managing Director and Head of...

2014-03-31 08:29:19

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development granted orphan drug designation for the Company's lead investigational therapy, an autologous engineered T cell product that targets CD19 expression on B cell malignancies, for...

2014-03-31 08:29:01

Pernilla and Dan Ammann Chair Signature Event; Cadillac is Host Sponsor DETROIT, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the celebration and the fight against cancer by participating in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner, Saturday, April 26, at the beautiful Fox Theatre in Detroit. Annual Dinner Chairs are Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company. WDIV Local 4 Anchor/Reporter Hank...

2014-03-31 08:28:39

Patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face significant challenges accessing oral medications due to their age, cancer type and where they live TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The CanCertainty Coalition - an unprecedented unification of more than 30 Canadian patient groups, physicians, and health charities today released a powerful video highlighting the significant challenges cancer patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face in accessing oral medications. The video's message...

2014-03-31 08:28:25

Organization forms alliance of dental professional organizations to boost public awareness through screening events NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April 1 kicks off the start of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. For the 15(th) year in a row, the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) is leading a national awareness effort by encouraging dental practices across the United States to offer free oral cancer screenings to people in their communities during the month of April. Through this...

Organic Foods Do Not Lower Cancer Risk In Women: Report
2014-03-31 04:29:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Steering clear of pesticides in food won’t reduce a woman’s likelihood of developing cancer, researchers from the Oxford University Cancer Epidemiology Unit claim in a recently-published report. The study, which was published last week by the British Journal of Cancer, found that women who always or primarily consumed organic foods had the same likelihood of developing cancer as those whose diets consisted mostly of...

2014-03-30 23:02:39

Colorectal (colon) cancer awareness and one’s cannabinoid system are the focus of this month’s health update from Publius and The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011). March’s highlighted message on the Bryan William Brickner Blog includes inducing apoptosis, attenuating cancer’s damage, and an estrogen-responsive connection to controlling colon cancer proliferation. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 “Preventing carcinogenesis, the process that turns...

2014-03-30 23:01:52

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation released today videos of scientific and community sessions and speeches from the 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) made available videos of sessions and presentations from its 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The videos feature an array of mesothelioma experts, including doctors, researchers,...

2014-03-29 23:01:54

A new study finds that a drug that kills bladder cancer cells with light works even better when another compound is added. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 The Chinese developers of a light-based treatment for bladder cancer say the treatment can be improved with the addition of a second drug. Click here to read the findings, which have just been posted on the Cancer Monthly website. Doctors in the Department of Urology at Fudan University in Shanghai have concluded that the...


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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