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2014-08-05 12:31:41

Active Surveillance Provides Low-Risk Patients Less Harmful Treatment Option NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Active surveillance offers low-risk prostate cancer patients a means to avoid the potentially harmful side effects from treatment. Pathologists help determine patient eligibility for active surveillance and today a multi-specialty team published their recommendations for...

2014-08-05 12:31:34

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cancer risk associated with power morcellators (http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/) has prompted one large healthcare provider to suspend minimally-invasive uterine surgeries that require the use of such devices, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an August 1(st) report from the Pittsburgh Business Times, a spokesperson for Pennsylvania-based UPMC confirmed the decision last Friday, stating that the move was an...

2014-08-05 12:31:12

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announces a new agreement with Quintiles, Inc. to offer College of American Pathology (CAP)-standard companion diagnostic testing services in China for pharmaceutical and biotech companies conducting early phase clinical trials. This is great news for patients as China is one of the only countries in the world that requires all patient samples be tested in China,...

2014-08-05 08:33:51

Total Investment Tops $300M in Less Than 12 Months SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juno Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on bringing forward novel immunotherapies for cancer, today announced that it has closed its Series B round with $134M in new investment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140113/DC45426LOGO This latest round includes new investments by ten public mutual funds and healthcare-focused funds. All major prior investors...

2014-08-05 08:33:41

Novel clinical trial matching protocol enables greater access to genomic profiling and targeted clinical studies for cancer patients nationwide. ANN ARBOR, Mich. and DENVER, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paradigm has announced today they have initiated genomic testing for Pharmatech's AccessPPM Cancer Registry. Pharmatech's AccessPPM is a cancer registry designed to collect EMR data and genomic information to help best match cancer patients with targeted clinical trials....

2014-08-05 08:33:22

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is first site opened, more sites scheduled in August TORONTO AND CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Concordia Healthcare Corp. ("Concordia") (TSX: CXR) (OTCQX: CHEHF), a diverse healthcare company focused on legacy pharmaceutical products, orphan drugs, and medical devices for the diabetic population, and its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in rare diseases, today...

2014-08-05 08:33:13

Peer-Reviewed Case Study from Fox Chase Cancer Center Demonstrates Value of Company's Unique Approach to Precision Medicine to Uncover Critical Treatment Insights IRVING, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced today publication of a case study in which the company's comprehensive tumor profiling service, Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM), helped guide successful...

2014-08-05 08:28:20

Demands Manufacturers Prove Claims of Safety and Benefits For Prostate Cancer Treatments CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Florida prostate cancer specialist is leading a groundswell of physicians and prostate cancer patients challenging the efficacy of a popular robotic surgical treatment marketed and promoted into near ubiquitous use in hospitals across the nation. In an extensive article...

2014-08-04 23:08:20

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, "Keeping Up With Changes in the Oncology Industry," Brenda Mileto shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, "Keeping Up with Changes in the Oncology Industry," Brenda Mileto shares her thoughts on the topic. Change is something we have all grown accustomed to over the years, Brenda explains. It’s one thing we can count on. Staying current...

2014-08-04 23:07:06

Italian researchers say a molecule linked with ovarian cancer may also affect the aggressiveness of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Scientists studying a call surface protein called CD157 say it can impact multiple aspects of mesothelioma – from how fast it grows to how easily it spreads – and may even affect chemotherapy response. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the...


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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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