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2014-03-25 08:25:44

Team Benefits from Advanced VELscope Vx® Technology LOMPOC, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year, more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed, resulting in over 8,000 deaths. The Seattle Mariners and DenMat in partnership with LED Medical Diagnostics - manufacturers of the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System - are well aware of these statistics and the importance of advanced technological oral cancer...

2014-03-24 23:28:05

Cancer Fighting Drug Development Company Closes $12 Million Funding Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), is pleased today to announce the admittance of Aeglea BioTherapeutics to its Bio/Health Sciences Portfolio. Aeglea BioTherapeutics is an early-stage drug development company working on novel cancer fighting treatments which recently raised $12 million in financing. “We are...

2014-03-24 23:23:11

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation announce today that Dr. Andrew Berchuck has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Researcher. The $50,000 prize is being presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 45th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer in Tampa. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Claudia...

2014-03-24 23:02:48

April is Oral Cancer Prevention Month and if you make an appointment today with Dr. Michael Wong of San Mateo, CA, you will receive a free oral cancer screening. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 April is Oral Cancer Prevention Month and Dr. Michael Wong of San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry supports the fight by offering free oral cancer screening with appointment for the entire month of April. Oral cancer begins in the mouth or in the throat and it can be particularly dangerous...

2014-03-24 20:22:55

DUBLIN, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/czqbv2/investigation) has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China Trastuzumab Market, 2009-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/czqbv2/investigation ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that interferes with the HER2/neu receptor. Its main...

2014-03-24 16:22:35

NORWALK, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Cancer Network, the online home of the journal ONCOLOGY presents a special report on the most prevalent cancer for men, prostate cancer. Cancer Network, a leading online community for oncologists and others who treat cancer, offers news, blogs, and podcasts about the latest clinical findings and best practices in oncology. As part of our special series on prostate cancer, we present: -- An interview with...

2014-03-24 08:29:37

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dermatologist, Dr. Peyman Ghasri, offers treatments for various types of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States today. In fact, half of all those who live beyond 65 will suffer from some form of skin cancer. Early diagnosis offers the best prognosis for skin cancer treatment, but options are available to treat the various stages and types of cancer based on the patient's needs and the cancer's...

2014-03-24 08:28:58

CARY, N.C., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CEO Roundtable on Cancer( )has accredited Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, GA with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) recognizing the hospital's efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140324/PH88536LOGO-a Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140324/PH88536LOGO-b This nonprofit organization of CEOs, founded by former President George...

2014-03-24 08:28:29

International Effort Includes Globe-athon "STEPtember" Pledge to take 10,000 steps a Day for Gynecological Cancer Awareness TAMPA, Fla., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Globe-athon to End Women's Cancers announced 2014 dates and initiatives to raise awareness about below the belt cancers globally at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer. During its second annual effort, Globe-athon will occur during four weeks in September with hundreds of events and...

2014-03-24 08:27:51

Medicare payment reform legislation needed to avoid irreversible damage to system serving millions of American seniors WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing closures of community cancer clinics coast-to-coast, mergers with large hospitals, and increasing barriers to accessing care, the nation's leading community cancer care organizations are asking Congressional leaders to pass Medicare reform legislation to stabilize a critical program serving millions of U.S. seniors...


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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