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2014-07-14 08:26:44

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Burlington and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night® Walk fundraising campaign have partnered once again to raise money for blood cancer research. Burlington, the #1 National Corporate Light The Night partner, launches its 13(th) consecutive company-wide initiative today by encouraging its customers to make a donation at checkout to benefit LLS. As part of this year's promotion, five young blood cancers...

2014-07-14 08:23:42

Raising Breast Health Awareness/ Supporting Breast Cancer Research DETROIT, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The event raises awareness of breast health and also helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute....

2014-07-13 23:01:48

The Firm is evaluating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removals. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 A Massachusetts couple who have done so much to bring attention to the cancer risks associated with power morcellators (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) finally had a chance to tell their story to federal regulators, as they presented poignant testimony on...

2014-07-11 23:06:44

The Nation’s Largest Fertility Center Advocates for and Supports Cancer Patients Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 On Tuesday, July 9, Eric D. Levens, M.D. from Shady Grove Fertility’s Annandale, VA office joined CBS affiliate WUSA’s Andrea Roane on the monthly segment Buddy Check 9 to educate the audience about the number of ways Shady Grove Fertility reproductive endocrinologists work with oncologists to make motherhood possible for women after they undergo cancer treatment....

2014-07-11 23:05:26

Scientists say slight inherited differences in the genes may help predict how mesothelioma patients will respond to chemotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Cancer researchers in Slovenia say genetic variations called polymorphisms appear to have a significant impact on how patients respond to treatment with pemetrexed (Alimta), the most popular chemotherapy drug for mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has the full story. Click here to read the new post now. Researchers at the...

2014-07-11 23:02:13

Corday will bring his fundraising expertise to the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) – the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer – has announced that Joshua Corday has joined the organization as Senior Development Officer. Corday is a veteran fundraising professional with deep experience securing gifts...

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...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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