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2014-07-17 23:06:43

Athletes for Hope Participating in Various Camps this Year Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 At the mid-point of summer 2014, Camp Kesem, which provides support for children through and beyond a parent’s cancer, and is funded with support from the LIVESTRONG Foundation, is set to serve 4,000 kids at 54 chapters in 27 states. The camps follow a unique model in that they are organized and operated by student leaders at colleges and universities around the country. Children participate...

2014-07-17 23:02:03

The Firm is evaluating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers, allegedly caused by the surgical tool used in laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal surgeries. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 A nationwide plea to ban power morcellator (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) surgery has taken hold in the U.S., with more than 12,700 signatures now included on a petition inspired by a woman whose...

2014-07-17 20:23:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you guilty of skimping on your sunscreen? Many Americans don't take skin cancer seriously, but according to the American Academy of Dermatology, one person dies every hour from melanoma. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO When found in its earliest stages, melanoma in highly treatable, but just because it's easily taken care of the first time doesn't mean it can't come back -- even decades later. A cautionary tale:...

2014-07-17 16:26:40

HealthBridge Employee and Cancer Patient Dan Grimes, 42, and His Family Being Honored as the First Recipient of Fund CONCORD, Mass., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthBridge Operations Manager Dan Grimes has spent his professional career taking care of others as the regional manager for the company's southeastern Massachusetts skilled nursing facilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/128421 Now it is Dan's time to be cared for. At the age of 42, Dan is...

2014-07-17 12:29:31

-COMMUNITY LEADERS RAISED $30.5 MILLION TO HELP FIND CANCER CURES- WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Chicago man and Los Angeles woman raised $386,284 and $343,962, respectively, to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. As the leading fundraisers in the 2014 Man & Woman of the Year campaign, the 24(th) year for this prestigious program, these...

2014-07-17 08:26:51

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic TV actress Susan Flannery, NFL Linebacker Chris Draft, talk show host Tim Conway, Jr. and other special guests will join lung cancer advocates and supporters at the Lung Cancer Foundation of America's (LCFA) unique "Day at the Races" event at Del Mar Race Track, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1 PM - 6 PM. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140717/127932 Logo -...

2014-07-17 04:20:49

LUGANO, Switzerland and TOKYO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the exclusive agreement, Chugai Pharma Marketing gains rights for the marketing of palonosetron in the UK and NEPA in the UK and in Ireland from Helsinn Group, strengthening the existing alliance between the companies in therapeutic area of supportive cancer care. Helsinn, the Swiss Group focused on building quality cancer care, and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. today announced that exclusive rights to...

2014-07-16 23:13:34

As skin cancer numbers rise, so do patient concerns. Patients show up in large numbers for free facial skin analysis and information on prevention. Kingsport, TN (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Custom Compounding Centers of America and Performance Medicine in Kingsport, TN held Free Facial Health Screenings for Skin Cancer Awareness Month on May 28, 2014. “Based on the heavy turnout, more Americans are becoming aware and concerned about the effects of the sun as they should. According to the...

2014-07-16 23:10:21

For the first time ever, Prostate cancer patients can complete a survey describing how their diagnosis changed their lives. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Prostate cancer disrupts men's lives in ways that are unimaginable. Now, for the first time ever, a national survey is asking men to describe their experiences regarding life after Prostate Cancer diagnosis. The National Men's Cancer Survivor support and advocacy nonprofit, Malecare Cancer Support, designed and launched...

2014-07-16 23:08:14

Researchers say pemetrexed (Alimta), the top chemotherapy drug for mesothelioma, may carry a risk of acute kidney injury, even in patients whose baseline kidney function falls within recommended limits. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Italian scientists say patients on the popular mesothelioma drug pemetrexed may need to take certain precautions to avoid damaging their kidneys. An article on the new research has just been published on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to...


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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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