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2014-04-14 23:05:32

Matt Jones went from being a three time cancer conqueror to relearning how to walk to running five marathons on five continents and is now a life changing inspirational and motivational leadership speaker. April 14th marks his ten year anniversary of a bone marrow transplant. To celebrate he is giving away his book, "Cancer is a Marathon." Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 More than 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime (American Cancer Society)....

2014-04-14 14:24:06

Genetic evidence supports role of gene family in cancer development Researchers have found a major piece of genetic evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development. Our understanding of the biological processes that cause cancer is limited. UV light and smoking are two well-understood cancer-causing processes. Exposure to either of these processes causes distinguishable patterns of genetic damage, or 'signatures', on the genome that can lead to...

2014-04-14 12:34:02

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A highly-specialized urine test can detect bladder cancer as much as three to six months earlier than an invasive cystoscopy procedure, and yet many patients at risk for this disease do not know about it. That's according to specialists at Skyline Urology who are urging individuals at risk for bladder cancer to undergo the urine FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) test. The simple test requires a urine sample and involves the...

2014-04-14 12:20:53

Karmanos Cancer Institute has raised $2.5 million in advance of Annual Dinner DETROIT, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The auction of the first regular retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has helped raise more than $2.5 million for the upcoming Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32(nd) Annual Dinner, which will be held April 26 in Detroit. Donated by Chevrolet, the supercar went for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla. on April 12....

2014-04-14 10:54:03

The Lancet Oncology today publishes a major new Commission examining the challenges to effective cancer control in China, India, and Russia – which together experience 46% of all new cancers worldwide, and account for more than half (52%) of all cancer deaths globally. The Commission was led by Professor Paul Goss, of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, USA, in collaboration with over 40 leading cancer experts from the regions studied, and across the...

2014-04-14 10:51:19

Women with diabetes are 14 per cent less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital. The study, published today in the journal Diabetic Medicine, is the first to examine the influence of socioeconomic status on the gap in mammogram screening among women with diabetes. "Managing the demands of a chronic condition such as diabetes is...

2014-04-13 23:01:22

Days after a federal jury announced a $9 billion dollar judgment against the drug’s manufacturers, Cancer Monthly is encouraging bladder cancer patients to know their rights. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 The Japanese manufacturer of the diabetes drug Actos and its partner firm, Eli Lilly & Co., have been ordered to pay $9 billion to Terrence Allen, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos. (Terrence Allen, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.,...

2014-04-13 23:01:08

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Blood Disease Treatment Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/blood-disease-treatment-drugs.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Blood comprises of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. Sometimes, people might be affected with different types of blood disorders and...

2014-04-12 23:02:34

During Cancer Control Month, patients can now see Drs. Scott Cohen, Rodney Horvat and Richard Chace, a periodontist team in Winter Park, FL, for oral cancer screenings. These screenings may help increase oral cancer survival rates when done consistently, allowing professionals to identify and treat precancerous lesions before they develop into mouth cancer. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Patients in Orange County can honor Cancer Control Month this April by being screened for...

2014-04-12 23:01:34

A Louisiana jury’s decision to award $9 billion in damages to a man who says his bladder cancer was caused by the drug Actos could pave a new legal path for other bladder cancer patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Bladder cancer patients who took the drug Actos to control diabetes may now be able to establish a legal nexus or connection between the drug and the disease, thanks to a high-profile legal decision made this week.* If you are a bladder cancer patient who took Actos,...


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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