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2014-08-21 23:10:38

A compound made of proteins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria has been found to kill mesothelioma cells and boost tumor-fighting T-cells. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Australian scientists say a commercially available compound made of proteins produced by Staph bacteria has been used to successfully fight mesothelioma in lab mice. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the University of...

2014-08-21 23:04:09

National pharmaceutical and medical device law firm provides confidential case review to persons who were diagnosed with cancer following morcellator surgery. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The Onder Law Firm, nationally-renowned for its superior work in family and product liability law, announces the launch of a new Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit Center website. The website provides comprehensive information on morcellator surgery lawsuits for cancer claims, including detailed...

2014-08-21 23:03:30

Dr. Mary Hayes, Director of Women's Imaging, Memorial Healthcare System, has co-authored largest study to date on 3D mammography. Results show it detects more invasive cancers while reducing unnecessary recalls. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The results of a large, retrospectives study which are being published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) show that 3D mammography—also called tomosynthesis—finds significantly more invasive cancers and...

2014-08-21 16:24:50

ENSPIRIT Trial to Continue as Planned Following Completion of the First of Two Interim Futility Analyses BOTHELL, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today that the Phase 3 ENSPIRIT trial, evaluating custirsen in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is continuing as planned per the recommendation of the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) based upon completion of the...

2014-08-21 12:29:55

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is hosting 16 run/walk events across the nation during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, to raise funds and awareness to end prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in seven American men. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130129/DC50244LOGO "Thousands are making a choice for a healthy lifestyle and celebrating Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by walking or running," ZERO CEO Jamie...

2014-08-20 23:10:53

Early this fall CHAMPS Oncology will hold three cancer registry education sessions for their 40-plus staff members in Cleveland, Columbus and Indianapolis. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Early this fall CHAMPS Oncology will hold three cancer registry education sessions for their 40-plus staff members in Cleveland, Columbus and Indianapolis. These regional cancer registry education sessions will emphasize the importance of providing quality cancer registry data and information as...

2014-08-20 23:07:54

Hong Kong researchers have found that a vaccine designed to alter DNA can protect mice from mesothelioma and even cure mice that have the disease. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Doctors at the University of Hong Kong claim to have found a way to wipe out mesothelioma in laboratory mice by injecting them with a vaccine that changes their DNA. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the study on its website. Click here to read the full article now. Scientists with Hong Kong...

2014-08-20 08:28:24

Nicole Reichenbach climbs in honor of her father who moved mountains for her family and lost his life to stomach cancer NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicole Reichenbach, New York Chapter President of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF), will climb Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in honor of her father who passed away from gastric cancer. She is fundraising for Debbie's Dream Foundation that is a nonprofit organization that raises...

2014-08-20 08:27:47

WINFIELD, Ill., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CDH Proton Center Medical Director William F. Hartsell, MD, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), one of 30 distinguished radiation oncologists selected for the honor in 2014. ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, dedicated to improving patient care. "Dr. Hartsell joins an elite group of ASTRO members who have significantly contributed to the Society, the...

2014-08-20 08:27:43

WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Century Health (NCH) and Cigna HealthCare of Arizona today announced an alliance focused on delivering quality care related to cancer. Cigna customers covered under Arizona Medicare Advantage plans who receive care through the Cigna Medical Group (CMG) are included in this new program with NCH. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120116/CG35564LOGO "Customers belong at the center of a health system that promotes quality and...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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