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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...

2014-09-10 23:03:50

The NCCS recently launched its annual “Face-Off Against Cancer” campaign that has raised nearly $80,000 in financial aid for children with cancer in the past three years. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 More than 15,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year and The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is stepping up its battle to make sure children get the treatment they need to courageously face the disease and live victoriously after diagnosis. As part of...

2014-09-10 23:02:03

Lab Testing Company Encourages Bone Marrow Donation Participation Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, observed by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a means to raise awareness of blood cancers and efforts implemented to provide research and treatment. ANY LAB TEST NOW®, who has partnered with Delete Blood Cancer, is celebrating at select locations by encouraging customers to become donors by hosting swab parties, collecting...

2014-09-10 16:26:49

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Hearst Foundation, Inc. supporting lung cancer research through UALC's esteemed Scientific Program. Since 2003, UALC has funded over $11.5 million to support groundbreaking, innovative lung cancer research at the nation's leading cancer centers and hospitals. This investment has resulted in over $57 million in follow-on funding, new researchers entering the...

2014-09-10 16:25:08

Stage set to determine if drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors will extend the lives of patients with the high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; pediatric clinical trial scheduled to open by early 2015 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one-quarter of young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and may benefit from drugs widely used to treat other types of...

2014-09-10 12:29:15

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recognized six CAP junior members for their outstanding scientific posters and original research at a special ceremony at the College's annual meeting, CAP'14--THE Pathologists' Meeting(TM), taking place today through Sept. 10. The winning abstracts are available on the Web site of the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (www.archivesofpathology.org), the CAP's...

2014-09-10 12:27:54

ViewRay's MRIdian System Directly Tracks Tumor Motion Continuously During Treatment CLEVELAND, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system from ViewRay(TM), a privately held medical device company, is now being used to treat patients at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, Wisconsin, the second clinical group in the world to treat patients with MRI-guided radiation therapy. With yesterday's treatment, the center also became the first...

2014-09-10 12:24:59

Thousands to Walk to Raise Funds for Blood Cancer Research SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Northern California Chapter will be kicking off its 2014 Light The Night(®) Walk campaign with the San Francisco Walk on September 23, 2014 at 5 p.m. PT at AT&T Park. The Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign from LLS, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer...


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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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.'