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2014-07-23 23:01:05

The Firm is evaluating potential legal claims on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to uterine morcellation New York, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 A new study has uncovered additional evidence that the use of a power morcellator (http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/) during minimally invasive hysterectomies can spread undetected uterine sarcoma and other cancers throughout a woman’s body, Bernstein Liebhard LLP...

2014-07-23 16:24:38

Event Launches $1 Million Campaign to Support CareOne/HealthBridge Employees and Researchers In The Battle Against Cancer BOSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Strahan, defensive end for the 2007 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, and co-host of Live! With Kelly and Michael and Natasha Bedingfield, the British-born singer/song writer will help kick-off a $1 million fundraising campaign designed to assist CareOne/HealthBridge employees and their families, as well...

2014-07-23 12:32:39

HOUSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., one of the world's preeminent breast cancer experts will join The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center this fall. Jordan is considered the "Father of Tamoxifen," the groundbreaking therapeutic drug that has saved countless lives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129913 As a professor in Breast Medical Oncology and Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Jordan will focus on the new biology of...

2014-07-23 08:37:25

Oncology-specific information technology (IT) solutions among the service offerings Varian is showcasing at the 2014 annual AAPM meeting in Austin this week AUSTIN, Texas, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- e+CancerCare, a leading operator of outpatient cancer care centers in the U.S. including Rocky Mountain Oncology Center in Wyoming, OncoLogics in Louisiana, Laurel Cancer Care in Mississippi, Community Cancer Center of North Florida and South Georgia Center for Cancer Care, recently...

2014-07-23 08:32:41

Making a Difference Through Scientific Research and Discovery BOSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer's Medical Advisory Board Member Adam Bass, MD, serves as co-Chair of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Gastric Cancer Project, Director for Translational Research for the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The TCGA Gastric...

2014-07-23 08:31:36

Northwestern Mutual offices recognized for dedication to company's signature philanthropy MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, only 3.8 percent of all cancer research funding allocated by the federal government goes to children, despite the fact that childhood cancer is the leading cause of death for kids in the U.S.[1] Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is dedicated to helping find a cure and assisting children battling...

2014-07-22 08:32:43

Goal to Collect 50,000 Pairs of Sneakers to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Max Cure Foundation (MCF), a nonprofit children's cancer charity whose mission is to raise money to fund the development of less toxic treatments for children and also to provide financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer, announced today they have expanded their signature Dunk Your Kicks campaign with collections from NY to...

2014-07-22 08:32:26

Pioneer in uniting imaging technology with radiotherapy to explore potential of MRI to refine tumor targeting MANCHESTER, England, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) announced today that The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester, UK), a specialist cancer center, will join a consortium whose mission is to develop the clinical value of an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system. Such a system...

2014-07-21 23:11:10

Every week the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a phone call from a family member who suspected their loved one had mesothelioma but was never actually diagnosed, and as a result there was no compensation. If an individual had exposure to asbestos at work decades ago, the Center is urging the individual to tell their primary care physician so that annual medical tests can be done to check for tumors or masses in the lining of the lungs. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-21 23:09:32

The Actos Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of a NY Man Who Developed Baldder Cancer Alleges Takedea Pharmaceuticals America Inc., Knew Their Diabetic Medication Caused Bladder Cancer But Did Not Inform Doctors and Patients Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The defective drug attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC have filed an Actos lawsuit on behalf of a Schenectady, New York man who alleges that he developed bladder cancer as a result of taking Actos for more than a year to treat his Type II...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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