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2014-08-06 08:33:23

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Companion Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine and Cancer Therapyhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/cancer/companion_diagnostics_personalized_medicine_cancer_therapy.html Companion diagnostics (CDx) refers to a particular clinical diagnostic test that is under evaluation and is specifically linked to a known drug therapy. This linkage could be important in the therapeutic...

2014-08-06 08:31:58

Study Achieved Primary Endpoint of Predicting Recurrence after Surgery and Reconfirmed Original Adverse Pathology Endpoint from Published UCSF Validation Study REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced positive preliminary results from an additional independent clinical validation study conducted by the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) demonstrating that the Oncotype DX(®) Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) predicts...

2014-08-06 08:31:53

Grant to Support Research Examining Sleep and its Connection to Cancer OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs announced today a $100,000 grant to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation's leading cancer research funding organizations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120613/NE24271LOGO-b The grant will support clinical...

2014-08-06 08:31:45

High unmet need addressed with first new approved treatment in eighteen years MISSISSAUGA, ON, August 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada has approved (Pr)ABRAXANE(®) for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel powder for injectable suspension) (nanoparticle, albumin-bound [nab(®)] paclitaxel) for first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The approval is welcome news for Canadians who are diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer, and represents the first...

2014-08-05 23:07:58

A new study that shows higher rates of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer among workers at two Washington state fiberglass boat building operations has researchers looking for answers. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Scientists with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) say workers exposed to styrene, fiberglass, and wood dust in the building of fiberglass boats have unexpectedly elevated rates of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Surviving Mesothelioma has...

2014-08-05 23:05:09

Comparelifeinsurancequote.com (http://comparelifeinsurancequote.com/) announces a new blog post, “No Medical Exam Life Insurance - How to Find Coverage For Former Cancer Patients!”. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Comparelifeinsurancequote.com has released a new blog post explaining how to find life insurance underwriting for former cancer patients. Clients can now find life insurance underwriting for cancer, but they must not show any symptoms to qualify. In order to qualify for life...

2014-08-05 12:32:01

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Mountain Capital, LP, a New York-based investment management firm, announced today that its private equity group structured and led a growth equity investment in IsoPlexis Corporation. IsoPlexis has developed a break-through single cell immunoassay and related software that provides in-depth understanding of immune and cancer cells. The Company's advanced cell assay can identify and characterize up to 45 secreted proteins from...

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,...


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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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