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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...

2014-07-10 23:02:22

The Firm is investigating morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to the use of a power morcellator in gynecological surgery. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 As hysterectomy cancer lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) against the manufacturers of power morcellators continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a panel of advisors to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is...

2014-07-10 23:00:42

Federal regulators have warned that power morcellators should not be used during minimally invasive gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomy or myomectomy, due to the potential for these tools to spread deadly, “occult” cancer. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports that a couple has brought a lawsuit over allegations that the woman’s...

People Increasingly Drawn To YouTube For Skin Cancer Information
2014-07-10 15:08:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While YouTube might be a popular destination for viral videos and sports highlight reels, it's also useful for raising awareness of skin cancer and prevention techniques, according to a news report in the Dermatology Online Journal. “No matter what field you’re in, social media is the future of how we communicate around the world,” said study author Chante Karimkhani, a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado’s Cancer...

2014-07-10 12:30:51

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 9 Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, presented Russia's first national "Industry" award to a biopharmaceutical company BIOCAD [http://biocad.ru/en ]. The Company is developing a unique project called MabNext [http://biocad.ru/en/science ]. Within the scope of MabNext project BIOCAD develops a number of innovative drugs based on monoclonal antibodies for treatment of cancer and autoimmune...

2014-07-10 12:30:19

"Individual Treatments, Shared Experiences" Offers New 3-Track Format to Meet Specific Needs PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), the national education and support organization, has opened registration for its 22(nd) annual fall conference, to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Breast Cancer Today: Individual Treatments, Shared Experiences will feature programming developed in collaboration...

2014-07-10 12:30:06

TUCSON, Ariz., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as EMD Serono in the United States and Canada, to collaborate with Merck KGaA's biopharmaceutical division on the development and commercialization of a companion diagnostic (CDx) for an undisclosed target using Ventana's proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment with...

2014-07-10 12:22:20

Fox Chase Cancer Center Study Finds that Some Women Do Better than Current Staging Guidelines Suggest New findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women’s chances of surviving a subset of breast cancers that have spread to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. Tumors that grow into the skin, regardless of size and whether they have involved lymph nodes, are automatically classified as stage III – and called “locally advanced” tumors,...


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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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