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2015-03-03 08:54:04

Researchers at MIT have developed a new device which uses nanoparticles to block the genes that confers drug resistance, offering a new way to prevent chemotherapy and other treatments from losing their effectiveness in treating cancer over time.

2015-03-02 16:30:03

Neulasta Delivery Kit Provides Administration Option for Patients who may not Otherwise Need to Return to Clinic or Hospital the day After Chemotherapy THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March

2015-03-02 08:34:53

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children dream of becoming doctors.

2015-03-02 08:34:25

New system for fast, precise radiotherapy and radiosurgery now ready for clinical use SINGAPORE, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital will soon become the

2015-03-02 08:34:06

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CytomX, a biotechnology company developing Probody(TM) therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today announced the creation of

2015-03-02 08:32:11

NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent

2015-03-02 08:31:25

STOCKLEY PARK, London, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Taiho Pharma Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan based Taiho

2015-03-02 08:31:18

It's time to make the first move against cancer TORONTO, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and

2015-03-02 08:29:27

Rockefeller Plaza Window Display Celebrates the Groundbreaking Work of Today's Leading Cancer Researchers NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A window display at Rockefeller

2015-03-02 08:28:53

- Country singer Craig Campbell and Hollywood star Luke Perry join celebrity ensemble to recognize the more than one million colorectal cancer survivors living in the United States1 NEW YORK,


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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.