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2014-10-23 12:29:06

CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sylvia Rosenberg was 27 when she found a lump in her right breast. A biopsy confirmed she had early stage breast cancer. Her doctor recommended a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and hormone therapy. Sylvia had watched her aunt battle breast cancer, and she was determined to find a better treatment. Her research confirmed that SonoPhoto Dynamic Therapy (SPDT) combined with hyperthermia had a better success rate than conventional...

2014-10-23 12:25:49

Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition Names 2014 Winners; E! Network's Giuliana Rancic Recognized as Champion for Cancer Survivors NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chester, N.Y., resident Ellen Mayer wears many hats: professional artist, inventor, wife, mother, grandmother, recent college graduate and, as of October 23, muralist. Mayer is also a cancer survivor and kickboxer who notes, "My true grit helped me stay strong and knock out my cancer." On October 23, the...

2014-10-23 08:37:02

LUGANO, Switzerland, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ~ At a dose of 20 mug/kg, Palonosetron, administered as a singledose, is as effective as ondansetron 0.15 mg/kg given three times a day to a maximum dose of 32mg ~ No safety concerns were raised by the study Helsinn Group, the company focused on building quality cancer care, presented data at the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) congress establishing that palonosetron, at a dose 20 mug/kg, is a...

2014-10-23 08:36:17

Cite Barriers to Genetic Testing, Access to New Therapies as Thwarting Progress WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when cancer drug development is at a critical juncture, accelerating the delivery of promising new treatments will depend on one critical requirement: ensuring that patients, individually and collectively, are actively involved in the cancer research and drug development process from beginning to end. This was the consensus of leading...

2014-10-23 08:35:38

Order Comes a Year after NHS Supply Chain Ordered 20 TrueBeam Machines CRAWLEY, United Kingdom, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Supply Chain has placed an order for a further 10 TrueBeam(TM) machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) as part of an ongoing program to replace older machines and roll out modern radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments for patients in the UK's public hospitals. The order, placed in September, comes just a year after the NHS Supply Chain ordered...

2014-10-23 08:34:28

Additional test for susceptibility in certain types of lymphoma FT. MYERS, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEO), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, announced today that it has launched new tests for the detection of mutations in the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) and PLC-gama2 genes for predicting acquired resistance to BTK inhibitors. In addition, NeoGenomics launched a lymphoma profiling test specifically to predict susceptibility...

2014-10-23 08:33:52

5K Run/Walk Presented by Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in the United States only six percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive more than five years. On November 1(st) nearly 6,000 supporters will join the movement to change the future for this disease and double survival by 2020 at PurpleStride Philadelphia presented by Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. The 5K timed run and awareness walk will raise...

2014-10-22 23:14:04

RadioMedix, Inc., a Houston-based biotechnology company and Viewpoint Molecular Targeting LLC of Iowa City were awarded a grant by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from the National Cancer Institute. This is a Phase I award for approximately $150,000 that will support the development of novel agents for enhanced targeted imaging and alpha-particle therapy of metastatic melanoma. HOUSTON, TX. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Heterogeneity and drug resistance of metastatic...

2014-10-22 23:12:03

In CHAMPS Oncology's recent blog post, Survivorship Care Plans + Coding = Reimbursement, Megan Coriell shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's recent blog post, Survivorship Care Plans + Coding = Reimbursement, Megan Coriell shares her thoughts on the topic. In 2012, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) released their new Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care. As part of the new standards the CoC requires...

2014-10-22 23:00:54

Gift basket retailer, Spoonful of Comfort, announces support for cancer awareness during October's Breast Cancer Awareness movement. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Breast Cancer accounts for as much as 25% of all cancer cases. As the second most common form of cancer in the world, this diagnosis gets extra attention during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. And Spoonful of Comfort is doing its part to Think Pink. For every order placed during October, Spoonful of...


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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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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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