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2014-04-11 08:24:36

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences announced today that two study abstracts for the company's genomic tests for prostate and bladder cancers have been selected as "Best Posters in a Poster Session" by conference organizers at the 29(th) Annual European Association of Urology Congress. The first poster presentation demonstrates the clinical validation of the Decipher® prostate cancer classifier for predicting treatment failure in men treated with...

2014-04-10 23:31:21

Company Kicks Off 7th Annual Fundraising Campaign in Support of American Cancer Society Bellflower, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Admiral Pest Control today announced that one of its owners, Jeff Jones, has been awarded the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Statewide Patient Courage Award. As a part of the award, Jones will throw the first pitch at the May 9, 2014, Dodger versus Giants game. The company is also using the event to kick off its 7th consecutive year of fundraising for the...

2014-04-10 23:27:37

With April designated as Cancer Control Month, Austin, TX dentist Dr. David A. Baker of Westlake Family Dental Care is encouraging all area residents to schedule a preventative oral cancer screening. As with any disease, early detection of oral cancers is critical to the ability to successful treatment, making the need for regular dental care in Austin, TX an important part of taking care of yourself and your health. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Dr. David A. Baker of Westlake Family...

2014-04-10 23:27:29

Dentist Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman of Advanced Dental Techniques in Wayne, NJ is raising awareness this April about the relationship between healthy gums and cancer prevention in honor of Cancer Control Month. Through his use of the gum surgery alternative, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol (LANAP®), Dr. Breiterman offers area patients an improved way to lower their risk of contracting pancreatic cancer and other serious health conditions. Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) April 10, 2014...

2014-04-10 23:27:08

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Celebrating National Cancer Registrars Week, Toni Hare shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Celebrating National Cancer Registrars Week, Toni Hare shares her thoughts on the topic. Many people have known someone who has been affected by cancer in a way that made her first pursue a career in the cancer registry profession. Since then, her work has allowed her to...

2014-04-10 14:53:02

In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes. The best examples are the cases of polyps in the large intestine associated with the APC gene and breast cancer associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In the remaining 90% of cases are believed to have an increased risk of developing cancer in relation to genetic variants less powerful but more often, for example, doubles the risk of having a tumor that lacks this small...

2014-04-10 12:26:46

Improved Overall Survival and Delayed Disease Progression are the Greatest Unmet Needs in this Population, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that interviewed oncologists are optimistic that emerging targeted therapies will offer efficacy advantages over current treatment options for metastatic gastric cancer. Physicians anticipate that Roche/Genentech/Chugai's Perjeta and...

2014-04-10 12:10:29

Preventing lung cancers from metastasizing to other parts of the body could provide benefit for patients against the leading cause of cancer death Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the...

2014-04-10 08:30:44

SuperSibs! becomes part of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, program continues providing comfort and care services to siblings of children with cancer PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer is honored to announce the acquisition of SuperSibs!, an organization that has worked to ensure support for siblings of children with cancer. With a keen understanding of the...

2014-04-10 08:28:53

NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ATNM), is an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the $54 billion market for cancer drugs. The Company's most advanced products are Actimab(TM)-A, an antibody-drug construct containing actinium 225 (Ac-225), currently in human clinical trials for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and Iomab(TM)-B, an antibody-drug construct containing iodine 131 (I-131), used in myeloconditioning for hematopoietic...


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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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