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2014-09-08 16:25:31

The Encore at Wynn Las Vegas: September 11th, 2014 ZUG, Switzerland and NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SELLAS Life Sciences Group (SELLAS), a Swiss-based development-stage biopharmaceutical company that acquires and develops innovative products for the treatment of various indications in cancer and the central nervous system (CNS), including orphan indications, today announced that Dr. Angelos M. Stergiou, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SELLAS, will...

2014-09-08 16:24:37

Aflac Honors Tom & Chris Glavine and CURE Childhood Cancer for Dedication to Curing Children's Cancer ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, today presented its 2014 Duckprints Award to local heroes Tom and Chris Glavine and Kristin Connor, Executive Director of CURE Childhood Cancer. The Duckprints Award is Aflac's way of honoring people who have left their footprint in the fight against childhood cancer. September is...

2014-09-08 16:23:19

DETROIT, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combine a sophisticated affair at a beautiful venue recognizing a well-deserving philanthropic couple and benefiting cancer research and it results in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 21st Annual Partners Night, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the historic Detroit Public Library located at 5201 Woodward Ave., in Detroit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144081 The Detroit Public Library, celebrating its 150...

2014-09-08 12:29:15

Now that Childhood Rare Disease Drugs are Profitable, They Might Get Them WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we mark the fourth annual observance of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Kids v Cancer celebrates recent achievements in pediatric drug development. The greatest hurdle in battling childhood cancer and rare diseases has long since been the lack of treatments developed specifically for children. Most sick children are left with pass-me-down...

2014-09-08 12:28:40

- In vivo data support potential clinical benefit of first therapeutic to target a defined subset of liver cancer patients based on genetic profile - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blueprint Medicines today announced the presentation of preclinical data investigating BLU-554, a first-in-class selective fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Results demonstrate in vivo efficacy,...

2014-09-08 12:28:32

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology, the largest urology practice in the mid-Atlantic and one of the leading urology groups in the nation, is sponsoring its 8(th) Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge/Baltimore (ZPCC) on Sunday, September 14, 2014 during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be held at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD. Dr. Sanford J. Siegel, President and CEO of Chesapeake Urology,...

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2014-09-08 02:00:50

Salk Institute Salk scientists identify how immune cells use two critical receptors to clear dead cells from the body, pointing the way to new autoimmune and cancer therapies. In most of the tissues of the body, specialized immune cells are entrusted with the task of engulfing the billions of dead cells that are generated every day. When these garbage disposals don’t do their job, dead cells and their waste products rapidly pile up, destroying healthy tissue and leading to autoimmune...

2014-09-08 08:31:27

SAN DIEGO and PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), announced today that ESI researchers have developed and initially validated a lectin-based diagnostic platform that is able to isolate exosome-based biomarkers underlying a broad-spectrum of oncology indications. Aethlon Medical develops targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other...

2014-09-08 08:31:12

Patients also report significant impact on mood and career WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. aimed to uncover the impact of prostate cancer on patients, their caregivers, and the healthcare professionals (HCPs) that support them. The majority (64 percent) of patients surveyed report that their prostate cancer diagnosis has a moderate to severe impact on their social and emotional wellbeing....

2014-09-08 08:29:38

SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aptose Biosciences Inc. (TSX: APS), a clinical-stage company developing new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target the underlying mechanisms of cancer, today announced that Stephen B. Howell, M.D. will act in the capacity of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Howell joins the Aptose team as a medical consultant to provide expert clinical guidance to the company. "Dr. Howell brings to Aptose deep industry and academic...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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