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2014-10-29 08:29:50

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday Night Football host and NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard, R&B Star Brian McKnight, Music Legend Stephen Stills, NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed, PGA pro Duffy Waldorf, Actor Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger; Justified) along with over 150 other stars from TV, sports, music, film and medicine will hit the links to support cancer research and change the future of cancer at Tower...

2014-10-28 23:03:44

The family medical practice is now an accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center. Evans, GA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Center for Primary Care has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program which recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. In order to receive this elite...

2014-10-28 12:31:20

DENVER, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmatech seeking biomarker targeting lung cancer studies. Following the successful launch of AccessPPM, Pharmatech has begun its series of clinical trials in a portfolio of studies planned to treat the different molecular drivers of lung cancer. This approach, which will also be applied for other types of cancer, is designed to identify all of a patient's active biomarkers up front, then provide immediate access to research based treatment...

2014-10-28 08:34:24

New report from Globe Life Sciences finds that combination therapy may be the key that finally allows cancer vaccines to fulfil their potential LONDON, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Life Sciences, a leading provider of commercial analysis within healthcare-related sectors, conducted a detailed review of 17 late-stage cancer vaccines. The Globe Extraordinary report, entitled 'Future of Cancer Vaccines - An Analysis of Late-stage Products', concludes - after a history of...

2014-10-27 16:27:26

Innovative software uses genetic information to find the best treatment options for cancer patients HOUSTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MolecularMatch, Inc. announced it has launched its innovative software solution as an open Beta information service for oncologists and patients to easily connect cancer patients with the most appropriate FDA-approved treatments and clinical trials based on the molecular make-up of the patient's disease....

2014-10-27 12:30:47

Men deserve to know where they stand to have a fighting chance and with early detection, the survival rate for prostate cancer can be over 90 per cent TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada responds today to guidelines released from The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommending that the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test should be eliminated as a screening tool for prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Canada disagrees with the recommendations and wants...

2014-10-27 12:30:42

Task Force says harms of PSA screening outweigh the benefits OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released an updated guideline on screen­ing for prostate cancer using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. Based on the balance between the possible benefits and potential harms of early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, the CTFPHC recommends not screening for prostate cancer with the PSA test. Guidelines are published in...

2014-10-27 12:29:47

More than 11,000 employee volunteers nationwide to help give cancer patients needed items to provide comfort and relief during treatment SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From October 27 - November 1, 2014, more than 11,000 McKesson employees at more than 170 locations across the U.S. will participate in the 16(th )Community Days program, an annual company event. During Community Days, employees will gather for large group volunteer projects benefiting the local...

2014-10-27 08:30:18

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: ACCPD), a biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical areas, has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Norgine B.V., a European specialist pharmaceutical company, for the commercialization of MuGard in Australia and New Zealand. The terms of the agreement are congruent to the Company's recent license with Norgine for MuGard in Europe. Norgine will now develop,...

2014-10-27 08:29:11

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients on the Gold Coast of Queensland have gained access to treatments on an advanced TrueBeam(TM) radiotherapy and radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Queensland's first TrueBeam device commenced treatments at Genesis CancerCare Queensland's treatment center located at John Flynn Hospital in Tugun last week. The Varian TrueBeam(TM) system, which integrates advanced treatment, imaging and motion...


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
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.