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2014-07-08 12:28:50

TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Up and coming Toronto-based singer/songwriter Joseph Neale, a lung cancer survivor, is breathing new life into his music career, and helping Toronto East General Hospital while he is at it. In a unique fundraising campaign, Joseph is inviting Canadians to join him as he raises funds towards his new album while at the same time supporting Toronto East General, where he had his life saving surgery. Joseph was about to launch his music career when he...

2014-07-08 08:29:42

CALGARY, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced completion of patient enrollment in a two-arm randomized phase II study of carboplatin, paclitaxel plus REOLYSIN(®) versus carboplatin and paclitaxel alone in the first line treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic pancreatic cancer (OSU-10045). The principal investigator is Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, associate professor and gastrointestinal oncology section...

2014-07-08 04:21:35

OXFORD, England and SAN JOSE, California, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford BioTherapeutics, an international biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, announced today the appointment of Eugen Leo, MD, PhD, MBA, as Head of Clinical Development. Dr. Leo brings substantial clinical development experience of targeted and first-in-class molecules, as well as extensive translational research...

2014-07-07 23:02:25

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed by the two organizations that establishes a five-year formal collaboration between Allegheny and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for research, medical education and clinical services. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Officials at Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has...

2014-07-07 10:11:17

McGill University Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell...

First Antibodies To Treat Cancer In Dogs Developed
2014-07-07 03:10:21

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Nearly every second dog develops cancer from the age of ten years onward. A few therapies derived from human medicine are available for dogs. A very successful form of therapy by which antibodies inhibit tumor growth has not been available for animals so far. Scientists at the inter-university Messerli Research Institute of the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna have developed, for the first time,...

2014-07-07 09:57:58

NUS New study by Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS show that the protein is produced as an immune response and requires the tumour suppressor RUNX3 A team of scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) discovered that a protein named IL23A is part of our stomach’s defense against bacterial infection which leads to gastric cancer. This finding could potentially be used to combat the deadly disease....

2014-07-07 09:48:40

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Alas, the thankless pseudogene. Dysfunctional, unloved and seemingly of little use, these poor-cousin relatives of genes have lost their protein-coding abilities. They contain material not essential for an organism's survival and are the "last stop" for removal of genomic waste. Not any more. The pseudogene's day may have arrived thanks to scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Han Liang, Ph.D.,...

2014-07-06 23:02:18

A team of doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi consisting of Dr. Suresh Singhvi (Senior Consultant Hepatic & Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplant) and Dr. Sujay Shad (Senior Cardiac Surgeon) performed a rare surgery on a Nigerian patient, who had cancer of the liver that had spread to the heart. The patient reported to the hospital for a follow-up 15 months after the surgery and has recovered completely. New Delhi, India (PRWEB) July 06, 2014 Dr. Lubabatuyakuba Musa, a...

2014-07-04 23:02:25

Deaths from mesothelioma and other rare cancers now account for more than half of the cancer deaths in the UK, even though they make up less than half of those diagnosed. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 A new report from a British organization that represents rare cancer charities says cancers like mesothelioma now account for 54% of cancer deaths in the UK – a new high for the country. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new report on their website. Click here to...


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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