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2014-09-29 08:31:04

Strongly Positive Results, Presented at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress, Demonstrated Oncotype DX® Prostate Cancer Test was an Independent Predictor of Tumor Aggressiveness REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced strongly positive results from an additional independent clinical validation study of the Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test, conducted in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University...

2014-09-29 08:30:43

- Median overall survival is encouraging for this patient population - BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Final results from a Phase 2 trial of binimetinib in patients with advanced NRAS mutant melanoma were presented today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Meeting in Madrid, Spain. Invented by Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) and licensed to Novartis in 2010, binimetinib is a small molecule selective inhibitor of the kinases MEK1 and MEK2....

2014-09-29 08:29:46

Final data after 49-month follow-up analysis in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer presented at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - A final analysis of the Phase 3 COU-AA-302 trial presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) conference in Madrid, Spain showed that ZYTIGA(®) (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone significantly prolonged overall survival (OS), compared to...

2014-09-29 08:28:01

Tweet It: @SherylCrow and @metheridge revisit their breast cancer journeys in the latest issue of @AARPMag. Read more here www.aarp.org/magazine WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends since 1988, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge have endured their share of hardships--bad breakups, depression and for Etheridge, the anxiety around coming out sexually. But they fought their toughest battle when, within two years of each other, Crow and Etheridge each received a breast cancer...

2014-09-29 08:25:54

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download: STORY SUMMARY -- Prostate Cancer Canada is in a race to give the approximately 24,000 Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year a better fighting chance. In response to the urgent need to increase the pace of discovery, Prostate Cancer Canada will be funding breakthrough research into a new generation of drugs that used alone or in combination with other therapies will...

Simple Blood Test Could Be Used As Tool For Early Cancer Diagnosis
2014-09-28 06:00:01

University of Bristol Hypercalcaemia is the most common metabolic disorder associated with cancer, occurring in 10 to 20 percent of people with cancer. While its connection to cancer is well known, this study has, for the first time, shown that often it can predate the diagnosis of cancer in primary care. A simple blood test could identify those with hypercalcaemia, prompting doctors to investigate further. The research, published in the British Journal of Cancer, analyzed the...

2014-09-27 23:01:33

The Firm is evaluating potential legal claims on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to the use of power morcellators in gynecological surgeries. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 The controversy involving power morcellators (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) and their potential to spread uterine cancer was featured on a segment that aired on the popular Dr. Oz Show on September 24, 2014, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. During...

2014-09-27 23:00:31

Paint Columbus Pink announces charities and presenting sponsors. Columbus, Ga (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 The 8th Annual Paint Columbus Pink® is a series of events including Foam & Obstacle Challenge, Shop & Dine for a Cause, Pink Pooch Contest, Light of Life Ceremony, Power in Prayer, Bright Pink Lipstick Day, and "Forget Me Knots" Pink Bow Campaign, all in support of Cancer Awareness. Paint Columbus Pink®- Pink Up The Pace! Runners/ walkers had a great time...

2014-09-27 08:21:23

- Afinitor led to an unprecedented median overall survival of 44 months, which represents a clinically meaningful while not statistically significant improvement(1) EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today presented final results on overall survival (OS) from a Phase III trial of Afinitor(®) (everolimus) tablets plus best supportive care (BSC) compared to placebo plus BSC in patients with well-differentiated advanced and progressive pancreatic...

2014-09-27 08:21:15

- AbbVie presents preliminary data from randomized phase 2 trial of veliparib in non-small cell lung cancer NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) released interim results from an ongoing Phase 2 study of its investigational compound veliparib in combination with chemotherapy, which showed a 35 percent improvement (P-value=0.14) in progression-free survival (PFS) and a 30 percent improvement (P-value=0.21) in overall survival (OS) in patients with...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'