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2014-08-27 08:26:00

Niagara Falls, Rockefeller Center®, The Peace Bridge, CN Tower, Willis Tower, Wrigley Building, The Capital Wheel, Houston City Hall, LAX Pylons, One Liberty Place, Pacific Wheel, Toronto City Hall and Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Among Other Locations, To Light Up in Stand Up To Cancer Colors Live, One-Hour Fundraising Event To Air Friday, September 5, Simultaneously on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and 27 Broadcast and Cable Networks, with Canadian Co-Broadcast on CBC, City, CTV,...

2014-08-26 23:16:32

In the spring of 2014, the JAACF earned the Heart of Hospice Award from the Pennsylvania Hospice Network, recognizing the non-profit for its loyal, steadfast weekly volunteer efforts to deliver delicious meals for 30 family members and staff at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 A Lehigh Valley car wash, Saucon Valley Auto Spa, located at 3501 Route 378, Bethlehem, PA, will be holding a 24 hour benefit car wash, to benefit the nonprofit, Judith Adele...

2014-08-26 23:15:05

The Mesothelioma Victims Center believes one of the biggest issues facing individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma is that without an annual checkup it is very difficult to detect this very rare form of cancer, which is why the group is advocating victims have a yearly x-ray performed by a skilled radiologist if they had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago. The Center believes a recent news announcement about biomarkers could be the kind of breakthrough that might allow for earlier...

2014-08-26 23:11:14

Japanese doctors say a technique that measures fluorescent light emissions from cells can be used to help distinguish tiny mesothelioma tumors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Cancer researchers in Hokkaido, Japan have successfully used an autofluorescence imaging system to identify mesothelioma and other pleural cancers during video-assisted thoracic surgery. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on the findings. Scientists at Asahikawa Medical University used a...

2014-08-26 23:06:37

According to statistics provided by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year; if caught early enough, the disease is 90% treatable. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is pleased to give back and help NOCC - Valley of the Sun Chapter Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer for the 3rd year in a row. Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys announce sponsorship of the National Ovarian Cancer...

2014-08-26 12:28:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of breakthrough oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer based on the science of immune modulation, today announced the appointment of Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as chair of the company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Singh will lead the board's efforts to provide guidance and insight to advance Lycera's multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of...

2014-08-26 08:31:37

-Stripes Celebrates Tomorrows - $500,000 Fundraising Goal CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stripes® Convenience Stores has announced a new alliance with The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital to help kids with cancer. During Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Stripes will launch its newest in-store fundraising campaign called "Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows" beginning on September 1. The campaign goal of $500,000 will help save...

2014-08-26 08:31:33

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received funding to advance an immunotherapy targeting WNT1-Inducible Signaling Protein-1 (WISP1) for the potential treatment of IPF, which affects more than 100,000 Americans. As this disease progresses, scarring in the lungs increases and patients gradually lose...

2014-08-26 08:31:16

Data from Urinary Cell-free DNA Presented at Next Generation Dx Summit WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) presented data at the Next Generation Dx Summit; Moving Assays to the Clinic with an oral presentation entitled "Targeted Detection and Monitoring of Cell Free Tumor DNA in Urine." In this presentation Trovagene reported the analytical component of its Precision Cancer Monitoring (PCM) platform and results from several studies demonstrating...

2014-08-26 08:31:11

Recognized as Leader for Groundbreaking Work in Cancer Diagnostics REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardant Health, a healthcare company focused on the development and commercialization of oncology diagnostic products, has been recognized today by the World Economic Forum as a 2015 Technology Pioneer. As an innovator in non-invasive, tumor profiling, Guardant Health is one of 24 companies across a wide variety of industries and regions to receive this prestigious...


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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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'