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2014-10-15 08:31:00

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of North Carolina has officially proclaimed November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month. This is a national movement to increase awareness and education about stomach cancer and to spread the message that more research funding needs to be supported. More specifically this research will be geared toward better treatments for stomach cancer in the hope that one day a cure will be found for this deadly disease. Curing Stomach Cancer Month...

2014-10-15 08:30:48

BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apexigen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing innovative antibody drugs for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, today announced the appointments of Ovid C. Trifan, MD, PhD as Vice President, Clinical Development and Amy Wong as Vice President, Finance. Dr. Trifan joins Apexigen from Onyx Pharmaceuticals with extensive expertise in oncology research and product development. Ms. Wong...

2014-10-14 23:15:06

Local not-for-profit Still Easier Than Chemo and Point 2 Running Company unite the Hampton Roads community to put cancer on the run. Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Point 2 Running Company and Still Easier Than Chemo’s 2nd annual 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge will take place Friday, October 17 starting at 4:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18. The Challenge, which Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance are honored to sponsor again this year, features...

2014-10-14 23:14:46

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging diagnosed victims in any state to call them first at 866-714-6466 to ensure they are dealing with the nation’s most skilled compensation attorneys, and to get assistance with the center’s new service focused on healthcare costs and how to control them. For more information, any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com...

2014-10-14 23:11:32

There are nearly 400,000 teenagers and adults in America who are childhood cancer survivors, according to the “Cancer Facts and Figures 2014” from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Each is unique, their names and faces etched in the hearts of their medical caregivers; their stories providing encouragement to other children journeying through cancer treatment. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Many young survivors are finding continued hope and help through The National...

2014-10-14 23:10:19

New research suggests naftopidil could offer a promising new approach for treatment-resistant mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Japanese researchers say a medicine currently used to treat high blood pressure and certain prostate conditions may have the potential to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma. Click here to read the full article on the research, now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Respiratory medicine doctors with Hyogo College of Medicine in...

2014-10-14 23:07:43

Project connects cancer patients with local companies donating services to match their greatest need Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation has been connecting cancer patients with their family and friends for over seven years and this month, in honor of breast cancer awareness and all people affected by cancer, they are connecting patients with businesses that can fulfill their greatest needs. Throughout the month of October cancer patients will be...

2014-10-14 16:28:30

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), an oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and associated pain, announced today positive results from recently analyzed pharmacokinetic (PK) data from the first eight (8) patients enrolled in its ongoing TRIBECA(TM) (TRIal establishing BE between Cynviloq(TM) and Albumin-bound paclitaxel) registrational trial. The data from these patients supports earlier completion of the...

2014-10-14 16:28:20

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stripes® Stores is proud of its customers and employees for raising more than $1.4 million for The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital as part of the "Stripes Celebrates Tomorrows" campaign during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September. Stripes Stores raised a total of $1,405,706 from September 1 to 28 in more than 645 store locations, surpassing its initial goal of $500,000....

2014-10-14 16:25:59

Supports breast cancer research at Karmanos Cancer Institute; promotes breast health awareness DETROIT, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to raising breast health awareness that benefits our community, the Detroit Tigers hit it out of the ballpark. That's exactly what happened Sept. 12 when the Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute teamed up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at Comerica Park. In addition to raising awareness of breast...


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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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