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2014-03-20 23:27:34

Inaugural Gateway to Wellness event at Catalyst Ranch to feature food, fun and new ideas for leading healthy lifestyles. Event to benefit the nonprofit Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 While cancer can be devastating for those it affects, working to find cures can be a source of joy and reward. It’s with this sense of optimism that Chicago-area young professionals will gather the evening of Saturday, April 5, at Gateway to Wellness, a...

2014-03-20 23:26:55

San Diego Based Practice Joins Hundreds of Laser Professionals in Offering Free Radiation Mark Removal San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has volunteered in the New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program, a national philanthropic campaign, coordinated by the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), offering free radiation mark removal for cancer patients. “I’m excited and honored to be a part of this remarkable program. This...

2014-03-20 23:25:55

New meta-analysis of radical and lung-sparing mesothelioma surgeries finds that both have a place in clinical practice. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 A British study published in ISRN Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma declares that “current evidence cannot definitively answer” which type of mesothelioma surgery is more beneficial in terms of survival and risk. The topic of surgery for mesothelioma remains a controversial one within the medical community. Top...

2014-03-20 23:23:14

During National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Allsup outlines key SSDI considerations for those who have colorectal cancer. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 As colon cancer screening efforts gain visibility for their effectiveness, it’s important to remember the value of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for those with the disease, according to Allsup. The company, based in Belleville, Ill., has helped hundreds of thousands of people to receive SSDI benefits....

2014-03-20 23:02:41

Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors in mice with lung cancer. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors in mice with lung cancer. The...

2014-03-20 23:01:42

Florida Hospital Tampa will feature clinical experts in the field of cancer on Tuesday, March 25th to educate the community on the latest information in cancer prevention, treatment, support and therapy. Tampa, Fl (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa is hosting “A Cancer Symposium” with a focus on the three big c’s- breast, GI, and lung cancers to educate the community on prevention, treatment, support and therapy. This event is free to the public and will take place at...

2014-03-20 20:21:55

MARKHAM, ON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A Markham, Ontario-based company has developed a specialized test which screens for nasopharyngeal cancer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140320/TO592) Nasopharyngeal cancer, known as NPC, is a rare but deadly disease. It is global in scope, and individuals with a Hong Kong, Southeast Asian, Inuit, North African, or Middle Eastern background have a higher risk for NPC. These individuals may benefit from this early...

2014-03-20 16:26:44

Public Can Get Free Screenings During Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, April 20-26 NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study shows that sore throat and neck mass are the most common initial symptoms of a form of oral, head and neck cancer that is rapidly increasing in incidence, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The study, published online March 20, 2014 in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, cites sore throat as the most...

2014-03-20 12:32:37

New Analysis Explores Interactions Between Clinical Risk Factors Used in Pre-surgical Assessment AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Nasdaq: VRML) -- A new study of OVA1® clinical performance, titled "The Effect of Ovarian Imaging on the Clinical Interpretation of a Multivariate Index Assay," has been released as an online advance publication of The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.[1] The study examines the relationship between two commonly used...

Supercomputer To Contribute To Cancer Genetics
2014-03-20 12:31:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online IBM said this week that its Watson supercomputer that grew to fame on the TV game show Jeopardy is going to be used to help clinicians tailor treatments for cancer patients. The company announced it will be teaming up with the New York Genome Center (NYGC) to help doctors develop treatments that are customized for cancer patients according to their genetic makeup. NYGC will be using Watson’s ability to help oncologists develop...


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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