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Alzheimer's Disease More Prevalent In Women Than Men
2014-03-19 12:45:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are breast cancer. Researchers found that a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is one in six, compared to nearly one in 11 for a man. "Through our role in the development of The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on...

2014-03-19 08:29:07

Data Presented at 9th European Breast Cancer (EBCC-9) Symposium Highlights Comprehensive Body of Clinical Evidence for Oncotype DX REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced the presentation of multiple Oncotype DX® breast cancer studies at the 9(th) European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-9), which takes place March 19-21 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. New data will include an independently conducted physician survey that...

2014-03-19 08:28:52

Partnership Seeks To Establish Clinical and Health Economic Benefits of Trovagene's Urine-Based Cell-Free Molecular Diagnostics for Potential Adoption in Cancer Management Strategies SAN DIEGO and BALTIMORE, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) and Catholic Health Initiatives Center for Translational Research (CTR) today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to conduct clinical validation studies, clinical utility studies, health economic...

2014-03-19 08:25:09

- Fuse(TM) Colonoscopy Dramatically Outperforms Standard Forward-Viewing Colonoscopes - ATLANTA, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice® today announced that positive results of a pivotal comparison study of standard forward-viewing colonoscopy (SFV) and EndoChoice's Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) System (Fuse(TM)) were published in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology. To view the multimedia version of this release, please follow this link:...

2014-03-18 23:33:40

Darlena Chadwick is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 NAPW honors Darlena Chadwick as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in healthcare with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant...

2014-03-18 23:26:16

An international team of researchers say CARP-1 Functional Mimetics (CFMs) triggered the death of mesothelioma cells and blocked their ability to spread in laboratory tests. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Cancer Monthly is reporting on a newly-published study suggesting that compounds called CFMs might offer a better way to fight the treatment-resistant cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma. The study entitled “CARP-1 Functional Mimetics Are a Novel Class of Small Molecule...

2014-03-18 23:25:20

Popular TV and Blog Healthcare Expert Joins Pioneer in Early Breast Cancer Detection Reno, Nev. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 First Warning Systems, Inc. (FWS), a digital health, wearable body media and large data company for early breast cancer detection, announced it has appointed Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP to the company’s Clinical Advisory Board. Known as “Nurse Barb” to legions of her television and blog followers, Dehn is the host of Nurse Barb’s Daily Dose which is broadcast throughout...

2014-03-18 12:31:04

Central Texas CyberKnife center marks nine years of cancer care AUSTIN, Texas, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin CyberKnife marks an important milestone in cancer care with the treatment of its 1,000th patient. University Medical Center Brackenridge, launched the CyberKnife program in 2005 and focused primarily on the treatment of brain tumors. Austin CyberKnife has since expanded the clinical applications of CyberKnife to treat other areas of the body, such as the lungs,...

Archaeologists Unearth Oldest Human Skeleton Known To Have Cancer
2014-03-18 12:49:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists, publishing a paper in PLOS ONE on Monday, say that they have discovered a 3,000 year-old human skeleton who had metastatic cancer. The skeleton discovered in a tomb in modern Sudan is the oldest complete example of a human with metastatic cancer. The researchers say this discovery could help to explore underlying causes of cancer in ancient populations and provide insights into the evolution of cancer in the past....

2014-03-18 08:32:43

-- ABRAXANE plus gemcitabine approved by the TGA for the first-line treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer MELBOURNE, Australia, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) is pleased to announce that ABRAXANE(®) (nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine in now approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the first-line treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer. The TGA approved...


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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