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2014-08-18 23:06:47

The Humans of NFCR project is a commitment to celebrate the people in our communities who are living with cancer; the loved ones who support them; and the researchers working tirelessly to find new treatments and cures. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The National Foundation for Cancer Research is giving a voice to the personal stories of those whose lives have been forever changed by cancer. The Humans of NFCR project is a commitment to celebrate the people in our communities who...

2014-08-18 23:02:59

The anti-cancer drug Xalkori® is being investigated by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in E4512, a phase III trial. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 People diagnosed with early-stage non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have an altered ALK gene now have the opportunity to participate in a new phase III clinical trial, ECOG-ACRIN announced today. The trial will determine if Xalkori® (generic name crizotinib, an ALK-inhibitor), when used after...

2014-08-18 08:28:34

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Study Shows Ability to Create Therapeutics Targeting Critical MYC Regulator for Potential Treatment of Cancer SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)(1) demonstrate the potential for the...

2014-08-15 23:00:52

The Firm is evaluating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other gynecological cancers after undergoing a procedure aided by the device. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 More than 62,800 signatures are now included on a petition created by a Boston couple campaigning to end power morcellator (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/ ) surgery in the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. As of August 15th, the...

2014-08-14 23:00:31

San Diegans Support Cancer Treatment & Research Center San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 An anticipated 1,000 health conscious San Diegans will unite on September 27 at Mission Bay to walk or stand up paddle in support of City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading centers for cancer treatment and research. Jerome's is thrilled to be a sponsor of the Together 4 Hope wellness event again this year. The entire Jerome's Family has a strong connection to City of Hope and the...

2014-08-14 08:29:53

WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Massachusetts' most celebrated cause-related activity, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk, will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Now in its 16th year, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk is expected to attract more than 12,000 individuals, business leaders, employees, community organizations and teams who are raising funds to support cancer research and clinical trials, right at the UMass Medical Cancer Center of Excellence....

2014-08-13 23:01:47

North Texas Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and Baylor Research Institute, join with Myriad Genetics, Lynch Syndrome International, Progeny and Ambry Genetics to bring global expert, Patrick Lynch, JD, MD, to Dallas to present lifesaving information on Lynch syndrome (HNPCC), a hereditary cancer condition, to bring a community outreach presentation, Saturday, August 16, 2014. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The North Texas Chapter of the Association of...

2014-08-13 16:25:43

Transaction Marks First Step Toward Creation of a Molecular Diagnostics Subsidiary to Aid in Patient Diagnosis and Management PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII), a leading healthcare commercialization company, today announced that its Interpace Diagnostics subsidiary has entered the expanding cancer molecular diagnostics market with the acquisition of the miRInform(®) Thyroid and Pancreas cancer test assets from privately held Asuragen, Inc. This...

2014-08-13 16:25:21

ReportsnReports.com offer Pharmaceutical Industry in China - Cutting-Edge Analysis of Multinational and Chinese Pharma Companies, Industry Trends, Environment, Regulation, Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities & Challenges a market research report added to its store. DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The report on Pharmaceutical Industry in China provides you with a detailed investigation of the market size, segmentation, key players, SWOT analysis, influential Government...

2014-08-13 08:28:23

Automation will accelerate analysis of blood samples for expanded colorectal cancer screening trial NAMUR, Belgium, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (OTCQB: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, today announced it has installed a Tecan EVO200 automated liquid handling system in its Namur, Belgium laboratory. The Tecan EVO200 is a robot that will significantly accelerate VolitionRx's large scale clinical...


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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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