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2014-09-19 23:06:05

Scientists say the chromosomes of asbestos-exposed people may influence what kind of mesothelioma they develop. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Cancer researchers in Japan have identified chromosomal abnormalities that appear to have an impact on where mesothelioma develops in the body. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on this important research. Doctors with Nara Medical University report finding genetic differences between people with pleural...

2014-09-19 16:24:12

LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiromic, LLC, a Lubbock bio-pharmaceutical company, announced today the addition of Kent Hance, the former chancellor of Texas Tech University, to its board as the vice chairman. Hance retired as chancellor in July 2014, after raising $1.2 billion for the university. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147303 "Kiromic is pleased to announce that Kent Hance, the most successful chancellor in the history of Texas Tech University,...

2014-09-19 08:23:55

--Genomic Data in Study Published in Nature Communications Suggests New Treatment Strategies for These Hard to Treat Women's Reproductive Cancers-- BALTIMORE and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, and Blueprint Medicines, a leader in discovering and developing highly selective kinase inhibitors for genomically defined cancers, today disclosed the first-ever comprehensive...

2014-09-18 23:04:30

Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast have teamed up to help local employers enhance the health of their employees while also helping to increase productivity. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast have teamed up to help local employers enhance the health of their employees while also helping to increase productivity. Baptist Health and the YMCA have developed a personalized, analytics-driven program called...

2014-09-18 23:02:53

Joanie's Sisters in Support, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, joins women in their battles against breast and ovarian cancers. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Throughout their lives, sisters support each other. They encourage each other, cheer each other on, celebrate their achievements and accomplishments together, and lend helping hands. They share tears and laughter, heartache and joy. Joanie’s Sisters in Support, a support sorority, does all of that and...

2014-09-18 16:27:55

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 guests decked out in 1920's flair filled The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, September 13 for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's inaugural speakeasy-themed Shine Bright Bash, raising more than $275,000 for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. Guests donned classic Roaring 20's attire while participating in a fun-filled night of dinner, dancing and twenties-themed events, including a flapper...

2014-09-18 12:29:16

Contract Funds 3D Breast Cancer, 3D Brain Cancer Micro-Tumor Development GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KIYATEC announced today that it has been awarded a $1.975 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the course of the two year award, KIYATEC will expand its 3D breast cancer model to address two...

2014-09-18 08:30:24

FDA Removes Clinical Hold on Phase 2 Clinical Trial SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed the clinical hold on patient enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in SWOG's ongoing Phase 1b/2 clinical trial (S1313). The trial is designed to evaluate Halozyme's investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase) in combination with modified FOLFIRINOX...

2014-09-18 08:30:17

U.S. Senators Boxer, Sessions Introduce Bill to Create National Prostate Cancer Council BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) yesterday introduced legislation that would create a National Prostate Cancer Council, a group of federal agencies, patients, and medical experts charged with developing and implementing a national strategic plan to advance prostate cancer diagnostics to improve patient care....

2014-09-18 08:28:26

- Boehringer Ingelheim obtains exclusive global rights for development and commercialization of CureVac's investigational therapeutic cancer vaccine CV9202 INGELHEIM and TUBINGEN, Germany, and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac, leader in mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid)-based drug development, today jointly announce an exclusive global license and development collaboration. The new collaboration focuses on CureVac's CV9202, a novel...


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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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