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2014-07-24 08:33:58

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in the west of Scotland will gain access to state-of-the-art cancer treatment closer to home when a new radiotherapy center opens near Glasgow next year. Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has been selected to equip the new department and an order was placed in June for four TrueBeam(TM) medical linear accelerators. Two of the new TrueBeam systems, which offer fast and efficient radiotherapy and radiosurgery...

2014-07-23 23:29:47

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging the family members of a diagnosed victim of this rare form of cancer to call them at 866-714-6466 for information on the best possible compensation. This week the group is offering to create a comprehensive “must do” checklist that covers all of the bases for the victim and their family members that includes treatment options. http://MesotheliiomaCompensationCenter.Com (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging...

2014-07-23 23:29:14

This upcoming Christmas, YesBears LLC will be providing 5-ft. Giant Teddy Bears to disabled children, cancer kids, and children’s hospital nationwide. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Millions of children today are either born with or are suffering from cancer or other critical diseases. These children are desperately searching for a cure, and even considering all of the advances in medical technology and the top medical experts, they are still unable to provide a cure for them. Most importantly,...

2014-07-23 23:24:51

Allen Kamrava, M.D., a Board-certified colorectal surgeon in Los Angeles, has launched a website devoted to the treatment of colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and other colorectal conditions. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. Allen Kamrava, colorectal surgeon in Beverly Hills, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of various colorectal conditions. The website can be found at DrKamrava.com. “With this new website, I am able to...

2014-07-23 23:23:34

LIVESTRONG houses PAF representative in its Cancer Navigation Center. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 For the past nine years, the LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) have been working in tandem to help thousands of cancer patients and survivors understand their insurance options, facilitate access to care, and help survivors connect to resources dealing with work discrimination issues. In 2014, the two foundations expanded their partnership to include...

2014-07-23 23:21:24

Former Chancellor of Michigan’s Albion College brings fundraising, national advocacy and financial expertise to the San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Fremont, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) has announced the appointment of Donna M. Randall, Ph.D., MBA, as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Dr. Randall joins CPIC after serving the past year as chancellor, and the prior six years as president, of Albion College, a highly...

2014-07-23 23:18:30

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) Prognostic Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/ctcs-prognostic-technologies-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Circulating Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)...

2014-07-23 23:08:15

A curcumin analog and a drug normally used to prevent rejection of organ transplants may make mesothelioma cells more susceptible to chemotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Researchers in Turkey say a compound called EF24, which is chemically similar to the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, and an immunosuppressor called RAD001 helped scientists destroy mesothelioma cells in the lab. To read the full story on Surviving Mesothelioma, click here now. Scientists at Gazi...

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...


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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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