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2014-09-11 23:05:47

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to announce next year’s law school scholarship for survivors or family members affected by blood cancers. San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a national event to bring much needed attention to these disorders. That makes September the perfect time to announce next year’s law school scholarship for survivors or family members affected by blood cancers. The Law...

2014-09-11 23:03:04

Whole exome sequencing not proven to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, congratulates its team of genetics experts headed by Dr. Diane Allingham-Hawkins, Senior Director of the Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) Program at Hayes, Inc., on the publication of the results of their investigation into the clinical utility of whole exome sequencing. The manuscript...

2014-09-11 20:21:43

Clinical oncology expert joins as company advances late-stage clinical programs BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs to treat patients with cancer, today announced the appointment of Victor Sandor, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sandor will be responsible for leading clinical, medical and regulatory strategy and...

2014-09-11 12:27:33

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has awarded 27 new Young Investigator Awards selected from 16 countries to advance new drug discovery, immunotherapy, nutritional sciences, and diagnostics for precision medicine. Young Investigator (YI) Awards stand out among PCF's prestigious research programs, and serve to jumpstart the research careers of recent MDs and PhDs. These 3-year awards are game-changing investments that...

2014-09-11 12:25:47

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces Cancer Network, a leading online community for oncologists and others who treat cancer and the online home of the journal ONCOLOGY, presents coverage of the 2014 ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium, held September 4 - 6 in San Francisco. Cancer Network offers news, blogs, and podcasts on the latest clinical findings and best practices in oncology. Some of this year's meeting highlights include: -- Interviews with William...

2014-09-11 08:28:54

Solution debuts at 2014 ASTRO Annual Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), September 14-17, Elekta (booth #1308) will showcase its Elekta Knowledge Management software. This solution is a cloud-based, clinical and business intelligence software platform that allows health care providers to gain unprecedented and actionable insight from clinical, operational, financial and research...

2014-09-11 08:28:17

Hosting an educational symposium highlighting treatment advances using the Company's high-dose rate electronic brachytherapy system NASHUA, N.H. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Booth #1938) -- iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, will debut the Company's latest technological advances and present updates on clinical data and patient...

2014-09-11 08:27:28

-Conference Call and Webcast on September 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET, 5:30 a.m. PT- MENLO PARK, Calif. and LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CANCER RESEARCH UK and Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the charity's development and commercialisation arm, have reached an agreement with Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, to take forward Asterias' novel immunotherapy treatment AST-VAC2 into clinical trials in...

2014-09-10 23:05:44

Physicians with 21st Century Oncology, the nation's premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider, have been chosen to showcase their latest research developments at The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 56th annual meeting. San Francisco, Calif (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Several physicians with 21st Century Oncology, the nation's premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider, have been chosen to showcase their...

2014-09-10 23:04:55

MarketOptimizer.org adds “EpiCast Report: Breast Cancer (HER2-, HER2+) – Epidemiology Forecast to 2023” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Epidemiologists forecast that the number of diagnosed incident cases of breast cancer in women in the 8MM is expected to grow to 1.21 million cases in 2023 at a rate of 4.23% per year during the forecast period. The number of five-year diagnosed prevalent cases in the 8MM is expected to increase by 43.0% over the next decade...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'