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2014-08-19 12:28:19

Efforts in two years support nearly 3,000 families; year three kicks off with nearly $900,000 in additional funding to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation MILWAUKEE, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The urgent need to find cures for childhood cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children under 15 years of age, is driving powerful actions across the country. In just two years, financial representatives, employees, researchers and communities have rallied strong for kids, supporting...

2014-08-18 23:06:47

The Humans of NFCR project is a commitment to celebrate the people in our communities who are living with cancer; the loved ones who support them; and the researchers working tirelessly to find new treatments and cures. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The National Foundation for Cancer Research is giving a voice to the personal stories of those whose lives have been forever changed by cancer. The Humans of NFCR project is a commitment to celebrate the people in our communities who...

2014-08-18 23:02:59

The anti-cancer drug Xalkori® is being investigated by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in E4512, a phase III trial. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 People diagnosed with early-stage non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have an altered ALK gene now have the opportunity to participate in a new phase III clinical trial, ECOG-ACRIN announced today. The trial will determine if Xalkori® (generic name crizotinib, an ALK-inhibitor), when used after...

Specialized Immune Cells Could Stop Cancer Spread
2014-08-18 03:54:50

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body. The team, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, also found natural killer cells were critical to the body’s rejection of donor bone marrow...

2014-08-18 08:28:34

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Study Shows Ability to Create Therapeutics Targeting Critical MYC Regulator for Potential Treatment of Cancer SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)(1) demonstrate the potential for the...

foods to help prevent cancer
2014-08-18 07:51:53

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cancer is a diagnosis that everyone wants to avoid. In many cases, cancer happens as a result of our lifestyle choices, while some are unfortunately genetically predisposed. Regardless of whether cancer occurs due to genetics or lifestyle habits, there are some things we can all do to help prevent cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends certain foods to help protect against cancer. Primarily, plant...

2014-08-15 23:00:52

The Firm is evaluating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other gynecological cancers after undergoing a procedure aided by the device. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 More than 62,800 signatures are now included on a petition created by a Boston couple campaigning to end power morcellator (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/ ) surgery in the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. As of August 15th, the...

NSAIDs may slow breast cancer recurrence
2014-08-15 04:51:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen could significantly lower breast cancer recurrence rates in overweight or obese women, according to new research appearing in Friday’s edition of the journal Cancer Research. In the study, Dr. Andrew Brenner of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CRTC) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and his colleagues found that women...

2014-08-14 23:00:31

San Diegans Support Cancer Treatment & Research Center San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 An anticipated 1,000 health conscious San Diegans will unite on September 27 at Mission Bay to walk or stand up paddle in support of City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading centers for cancer treatment and research. Jerome's is thrilled to be a sponsor of the Together 4 Hope wellness event again this year. The entire Jerome's Family has a strong connection to City of Hope and the...

2014-08-14 08:29:53

WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Massachusetts' most celebrated cause-related activity, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk, will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Now in its 16th year, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk is expected to attract more than 12,000 individuals, business leaders, employees, community organizations and teams who are raising funds to support cancer research and clinical trials, right at the UMass Medical Cancer Center of Excellence....


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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