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2014-07-11 10:56:11

Massachusetts General Hospital Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing. In the July 11 issue of Science, an MGH research team reports that the cultured cells accurately reflect a tumor's genetic mutation over time and changing susceptibility to therapeutic drugs. "We now...

Foods Rich In Antioxidants May Promote Cancer Growth
2014-07-11 10:05:11

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Around the globe, health conscious people have sought out antioxidant supplements and eaten diets rich in antioxidants for decades in an attempt to live healthy lives for a long time. Surprisingly, recent clinical trials have dashed the hopes of people taking antioxidant supplements to reduce the risk of cancer. In almost all antioxidant trials, there have been no protective effects against cancer. Among several of the trials,...

2014-07-11 09:19:30

Harvard School of Public Health Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The researchers found that the association remained even among men who received regular PSA screening, suggesting the increased risk of lethal cancer cannot be explained by diagnostic bias. It is the largest and most comprehensive study to date to look at the...

2014-07-11 08:25:02

Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 tested and certified for use by Eligible Providers attesting for Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 SEATTLE, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology-specific patient portals, today announced that its Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification. This certification confirms that Navigating Cancer's solution is capable of supporting Eligible...

2014-07-11 08:24:49

OAKLAND, Calif., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of participants will come together next weekend in Oakland to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Logo -...

2014-07-11 08:24:47

New Hybrid Lung Cancer Diagnostic Procedure Shows Significant Cost Savings. ST. LOUIS, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veran Medical Technologies, a U.S. based medical device company, announced today the positive, cost-effective final results for the initial study of its innovative SPiNPerc(TM) procedure. The SPiNPerc endobronchial percutaneous biopsy study results support the use of a percutaneous approach to biopsy when a traditional bronchoscopic method is not possible. Hospitals,...

2014-07-11 08:24:23

Company Provides Widest Variety of Actionable Next-Gen Cancer Profiles FT. MYERS, Fla., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEO), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic and molecular testing services, announced today it has launched 23 new and innovative NeoTYPE(TM) Cancer Profiles based on next-generation sequencing (NGS). These new advanced cancer-profiling tools offer oncologists and pathologists a more targeted and comprehensive ability to tailor...

2014-07-11 04:21:19

Revolutionary advances in radiotherapy and radiosurgery discussed at the Oncology Summit organised by Varian Medical Systems MUMBAI, India, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Major advances in radiation therapy and radiosurgery for the treatment of cancer are being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit taking place in Mumbai from 10-12 July, 2014. Renowned national and international cancer experts from seven countries are meeting to share best practices and exchange knowledge on...

2014-07-10 23:09:55

Roger Daltrey of The Who will give two fans a chance to win the ultimate VIP concert experience. Fans can enter to win by donating to Teen Cancer America - all proceeds go towards building a teen cancer unit at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Legendary frontman of The Who and Teen Cancer America founder, Roger Daltrey, will give two lucky fans the opportunity to win the ultimate VIP concert experience on July 28th in Philadelphia,...

2014-07-10 23:07:39

A form of Vitamin E has been found to block a protein that mesothelioma cells need to form new blood vessels. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Scientists in Japan say mesothelioma cells respond to an altered form of α-tocotrienol (Vitamin E) by producing less of a protein that helps grow new blood vessels. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers at Toyo University’s Graduate School of Life Sciences exposed...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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