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2014-07-31 16:28:00

Oncologists from largest cancer provider in the Western United States and The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine to create an industry-leading center to transform genomic medicine to use the power of one patient for the benefit of many SEATTLE, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Providence Health & Services announced that Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist known globally for applying collaborative science and technology to...

2014-07-31 12:30:02

VERNON HILLS, Ill., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the U.S. Surgeon General's warning about increasing rates of skin cancer - often caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation - dermatologists from throughout the Chicago area will be providing free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, August 2 at North Avenue Beach in Chicago. The event - SunSmart Chicago 2014 - is co-sponsored by the Chicago Dermatological Society (CDS), the Chicago Park District, the Women's...

2014-07-31 08:36:39

First MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System to be installed on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard CLEVELAND, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami has become the fourth U.S. customer and the first hospital on the east coast to acquire an MRI-guided radiation therapy system from ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company. The MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system is the first and only FDA cleared system of its kind...

2014-07-30 23:16:03

TeVido BioDevices, developer of 3d bioprinted grafts for use in breast reconstruction, announced as one of 20 semifinalists Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 TeVido BioDevices was selected as one of 20 entries to move onto the Martha and Kozo Shimano Entrepreneur Accelerator Program phase of the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Big C competition, aiming to change the way the world lives with cancer. TeVido BioDevices will now be vying for one of five spots in the contest’s final round,...

2014-07-30 23:14:33

Public awareness plus increased numbers of skilled medical practitioners identified as critical elements in managing America's most common cancer. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer report released today highlighted skin cancer as a major public health problem. Paul Elmslie, CEO of skin cancer education provider HealthCert International says that the efforts by the government and health care providers in Australia over...

2014-07-30 23:12:13

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center passes on new information from the ACS comments on a term called “staging” for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family members that relates to the stage in which mesothelioma is discovered. For more information on “staging” please call the Center at 866-714-6466 and learn how important it is to understand that detecting mesothelioma in an early stage can help give the diagnosed victim better treatment options....

2014-07-30 23:10:37

OMICS International is delighted to announce the 4th World Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy during August 20th-22nd, 2014 at Chicago, USA with the theme “Enhanced diagnosis, treatment and management of different cancers.” Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Cancer Therapy-2014 will be an unique platform, which will bring together the renowned oncologists, scientists and scholars in pursuit of unraveling the mysteries of cancer under one roof. In the Keynote forum of Cancer...

2014-07-30 23:07:42

Nature Unleashed is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 National Women’s Survivors Convention in Nashville, TN, and the launch of a new, ongoing campaign to support the Women Survivors Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization created by women survivors of cancer, for women survivors of cancer. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Nature Unleashed recently announced its commitment of ongoing support to the Women Survivors Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the issues of...

2014-07-30 23:07:39

The executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, was featured as a speaker during a Verastem, Inc. investor meeting to bring attention to mesothelioma and the need for clinical trials to advance and to increase the number therapeutic options for mesothelioma patients. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On July 10, during the research and development portion of the Verastem, Inc.’s investor meeting, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive...

2014-07-30 23:03:18

Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) recently committed to being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe Run/Walk this fall. Pawtucket, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) recently committed to being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe Run/Walk on October 19th at Slater Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Free to Breathe is a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. Proceeds from this event will help fund lung...


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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