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2014-09-23 08:30:22

The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary's and InformedDNA Team Up TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 12 percent of women in the US will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. That's more than 30,000 in Tucson alone, 2,500 of whom are estimated to have a genetic risk factor for cancer. In response to this growing concern, The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. is collaborating with genetic services...

2014-09-23 08:29:46

Funding will support expansion of industry's first big data cancer platform to make value-based cancer care delivery and reimbursement a reality HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COTA, Inc. today announced it has closed $3.7 million in a planned $7 million Series A funding round led by Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), with participation from Med-Metrix. COTA is the first big data platform designed by practicing oncologists to deliver real-time clinical...

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2014-09-23 06:53:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the biggest challenges a cancer patient faces, especially one suffering from lung cancer, is to quit smoking. Continuing to smoke can cause new mutations among cancer survivors. Many have turned to e-cigarettes, in addition to traditional cigarettes. A new study published in the journal Cancer found that cancer patients using both types of cigarettes were more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to quit than their peers...

2014-09-23 04:21:52

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New spin-out from Cancer Research UK launched with funding from Imperial Innovations, Cambridge Innovation Capital and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation Inivata, a clinical cancer genomics company focused on harnessing the potential of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis to improve cancer testing and treatment, today announced it has raised GBP4m in a funding round led by Imperial Innovations...

2014-09-22 23:13:15

The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) welcomed nearly 400 participants from 40 countries at the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) 2014, held September 7-11, 2014 at the Hilton Panama Hotel, Panama City, Panama. Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) welcomed nearly 400 participants from 40 countries at the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) 2014, held September 7-11, 2014...

2014-09-22 23:10:40

New survey conducted by CML-IQ highlights need for CML awareness and increased resources for patients. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Today has been designated World CML Day to broaden understanding of chronic myelogenous leukemia, a form of blood cancer that affects approximately 5,000 Canadians. In most cases, CML is caused by a mutation affecting chromosomes 22 and 9. So that date – 22/9 – has become a powerful symbol as the worldwide community unites to raise...

2014-09-22 23:02:42

New research report “Global Cancer Vaccines Market & Pipeline Analysis” worked out by Kuick Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The R&D of cancer vaccines has seen a considerable growth in the recent years. The statistically important data received from clinical research studies have confirmed the efficacy and safety of cancer vaccines. The primary challenge to the development of such vaccines is the lack of sufficient...

2014-09-22 16:29:05

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Propanc Health Group Corporation (OTCQB: PPCH) ("Propanc" or "the Company"), an emerging healthcare company that focuses on the development of new and proprietary treatments for cancer patients, is pleased to announce it has executed an equity purchase agreement (the "EPA") with Southridge Partners II, L.P., an institutional investor, in the amount of $5 million, which will create significant growth capital for Propanc, enabling the...

2014-09-22 16:28:56

Sigal and Allen Recognized for Pioneering Lung-MAP WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Friends of Cancer Research Chairperson and Founder Ellen Sigal, PhD, and Executive Director Jeff Allen, PhD, as the September LUNGevity Heroes for the work they have done advocating for policies to improve health outcomes and cancer care and for forming important partnerships that have resulted in the creation of groundbreaking initiatives such as Lung Cancer...

2014-09-22 12:29:03

New Relationship Brings World-Renowned Expertise to Cancer Patients COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OhioHealth announced today that the system is Ohio's first certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a world renowned-leader in cancer care. "This collaboration will help advance cancer care in the communities that OhioHealth serves while still keeping that care local for patients and...


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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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