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2014-10-21 12:32:21

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will award funding to leading scientists and researchers who show promise in developing new drug therapies through the Screen to Lead Program. The collaborative program aims to support academic laboratories pursuing research directed towards medicinal chemistry and/or drug target screening in blood cancers. Members of a peer review panel select projects for...

2014-10-21 12:29:37

Thousands will take part in the 18th annual Walk for Hope at City of Hope DUARTE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The walkers vary by team, but not by mission. On Nov. 2, thousands of people (and hundreds of teams) will gather for City of Hope's Walk for Hope to raise money for, and awareness of, women's cancers. Among them will be a team of family members celebrating a personal triumph over cancer, a team of siblings paying tribute to their mother, a team called...

2014-10-21 08:35:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), a leading provider of global market risk analysis and execution services for institutional investors, today announced that it raised $401,000 in its third annual charitable trading day on October 14(th). All of the net commissions earned from option, stock and ETF trades, will be donated to four diverse organizations selected by MRA. The Cancer Research Institute and the Melanoma Research Fund at the Perlmutter Cancer...

2014-10-21 08:34:56

Management Responds To Inquiries Concerning Discovery Capabilities For Anti-Ebola Treatments SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MBVX) a clinical stage oncology drug development company, announced today that it has formally nominated its HuMab 5B1 antibody as a clinical candidate for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic and colon cancer. The fully human antibody, recovered from patients undergoing cancer vaccine treatment at...

2014-10-21 08:34:47

Eight researchers receive grants to accelerate the search for causes, cures MILWAUKEE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, announces the funding of four new Young Investigator grant awards for childhood cancer research. The awards support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's (ALSF) Young Investigator program. These Young Investigator Grants are designed as start-up funds for scientists at the early stages of their careers to pursue...

2014-10-21 08:34:05

Patients have immediate access to a blood test for early detection of lung cancer PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Cancer Diagnostics Inc. today announced the availability of The Lung Cancer Test(TM) beginning, October 20, 2014. All required Clinical Validation studies are complete with excellent results. The Test detects the presence of the required biomarkers that aid in the early detection of lung cancer. Global Cancer Diagnostics (GCDx) plans to offer this new test...

2014-10-21 08:33:52

Fifth Annual Cancer Care Report Documents Deteriorating Cancer Care Landscape WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today released its fifth annual Community Oncology Practice Impact Report. The report documents an 82% increase in cancer clinic closings and a 143% increase in consolidation into hospitals since the first report in 2010, which reported on activity from 2008 to 2010. Over the past 8 years, 313 cancer treatment facilities have...

2014-10-21 08:33:34

-- LUME-COLON 1 will evaluate the efficacy and safety of nintedanib in specific patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) whose disease has progressed on previous treatment RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced enrollment of the first patient in a new global Phase III study in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with nearly 1.4 million new cases...

2014-10-20 23:06:09

Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, corporate executive and ovarian cancer survivor, was crowned Mrs. Maryland 2014 on a platform to think outside the bra. She doesn’t try to hide her treatment battle scars, and uses her position to raise awareness about women’s other lady parts, including as a spokeswoman for the Foundation for Women's Cancer. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, corporate executive and ovarian cancer survivor,...

2014-10-20 16:27:17

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six academic investigators will receive grants from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support innovative ideas that that have the potential to take research in a new direction and fundamentally impact the future of blood cancer diagnosis and treatment. The second-year grant program, called The New Idea Award, looks to identify novel research strategies that involve the exploration of untested but potentially...


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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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin