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2014-10-21 08:33:34

-- LUME-COLON 1 will evaluate the efficacy and safety of nintedanib in specific patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) whose disease has progressed on previous treatment RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced enrollment of the first patient in a new global Phase III study in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with nearly 1.4 million new cases...

2014-10-20 23:06:09

Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, corporate executive and ovarian cancer survivor, was crowned Mrs. Maryland 2014 on a platform to think outside the bra. She doesn’t try to hide her treatment battle scars, and uses her position to raise awareness about women’s other lady parts, including as a spokeswoman for the Foundation for Women's Cancer. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, corporate executive and ovarian cancer survivor,...

2014-10-20 16:27:17

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six academic investigators will receive grants from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support innovative ideas that that have the potential to take research in a new direction and fundamentally impact the future of blood cancer diagnosis and treatment. The second-year grant program, called The New Idea Award, looks to identify novel research strategies that involve the exploration of untested but potentially...

2014-10-20 08:33:37

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of FCancer's five year anniversary, Yael Cohen Braun and Julie Greenbaum announce the merger of their two entities, FCancer and F*ck Cancer, to form one unified non-profit. The two founders are dedicated to a joint mission in order to prevent and detect cancer plus empower their shared community, Generation Connected, to be the generation that ultimately improves health outcomes. FCancer aims to harness their...

2014-10-20 08:33:28

Funds to Support Commercial Expansion in the U.S. and International Launch of the Veran Thoracic Navigation System(TM) ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veran Medical Technologies, a market leader in thoracic navigation for early detection of lung cancer, announced today the completion of a $12M financing to support the Company's continued commercial expansion in the U.S. and international launch of the Veran Thoracic Navigation System(TM). A strong syndicate of private...

2014-10-20 08:31:44

- Taiho Oncology Initiates Rolling NDA Submission for TAS-102 - PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taiho Oncology, Inc., a subsidiary of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Fast Track designation for TAS-102 (nonproprietary names: trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride), an oral combination anticancer drug under investigation for the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), and...

2014-10-20 08:31:21

Visionary technology leader will architect secure, global solutions to provide insights to Epic's partners about patients' cancer status and therapeutic response via circulating tumor cells SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences announced today the appointment of Michael Giske as chief information officer. Mr. Giske has more than 25 years of defining, designing and implementing secure, global, large-scale technology solutions to deliver innovative and impactful...

breast cancer awareness
2014-10-19 05:04:50

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year in October, the health community pushes breast cancer awareness. People do this through events like 5K runs, walks, fundraisers, and many other awareness opportunities. Why is this so important? According to Medline Plus, breast cancer impacts one in eight women and kills more women than any other cancer except for lung cancer. This awareness is necessary for educating the public on breast cancer risks, types, and the...

2014-10-19 04:20:53

Financing to support clinical studies & development of Check-Cap colon imaging system ISFIYA, Israel, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap, Ltd., developer of the world's first preparation-free, non-invasive, high-resolution imaging system for colorectal cancer screening, today announced the closing of a financing to support clinical development of the Check-Cap imaging system. The financing was led by Fosun Pharma, a leading Chinese healthcare company, joined by existing...

2014-10-18 12:20:54

Treatments at Scripps Proton Therapy Center enable Scott to continue collegiate coaching SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Scott became one of the greatest mile runners in American history by taking a strategic approach to his craft. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350051-scripps-health-steve-scott-reveals-proton-treatments-for-prostate-cancer/ "I surrounded myself with the best...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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