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2014-10-14 16:28:20

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stripes® Stores is proud of its customers and employees for raising more than $1.4 million for The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital as part of the "Stripes Celebrates Tomorrows" campaign during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September. Stripes Stores raised a total of $1,405,706 from September 1 to 28 in more than 645 store locations, surpassing its initial goal of $500,000....

2014-10-14 16:25:59

Supports breast cancer research at Karmanos Cancer Institute; promotes breast health awareness DETROIT, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to raising breast health awareness that benefits our community, the Detroit Tigers hit it out of the ballpark. That's exactly what happened Sept. 12 when the Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute teamed up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at Comerica Park. In addition to raising awareness of breast...

2014-10-14 16:24:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society estimates that about 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States during 2014, which is what makes fundraisers like Play for P.I.N.K. recently held in Harrisburg so important. Hosted by The Country Club of Harrisburg, the inaugural event held on Oct. 6 raised nearly $100,000 for cancer research. "For its first year, the results of this local Play for P.I.N.K....

2014-10-14 12:30:52

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary (JWCIA) will honor Marilou Terpenning, MD, John Wayne Cancer Institute oncologist, with the Angel Award; and Dan Hay, president and CEO of Premier Girls Fastpitch and Surf City Tourneys, Inc., with the Public Service Award at its Annual Membership Luncheon and Boutique, Oct. 23, 2014, announced Auxiliary president Anita Swift. Prior to the luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly...

2014-10-14 12:30:20

CINCINNATI, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed a new technique for treating the eye cancer retinoblastoma to improve the odds for preventing eye loss, blindness or death in children with advanced forms of the disease. Treatments for retinoblastoma have progressed dramatically in recent years, one being a procedure called ophthalmic artery infusion chemotherapy. A tiny catheter is inserted into an artery...

2014-10-14 12:30:11

Proven population-scale platform delivers best results in rare disease and cancer clinical interpretation, as well as secondary analysis and variant refinement CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCODE Health, which enables clinicians and scientists to use the full power of the whole genome in real time, today announced that Genomics England (GeL) has invited NextCODE to take part in the analysis of forthcoming whole-genome sequence data across GeL's focus areas in...

2014-10-14 12:29:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer recently awarded the Jim Lafferty Memorial Research Grant in the amount of $45,000 to Peter Carroll, M.D., M.P.H., of UC San Francisco for the purpose of researching new and improved methods for early detection of prostate cancer. The grant is part of the ZERO Cancer Research Fund, charged with supporting innovative, high-reward research that offers the best return on investment for patients and...

2014-10-14 08:33:29

DUBLIN, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Cancer Kinase Inhibitors Market & Pipeline Insight" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The recent years have witnessed the emergence of kinase inhibitors, which have the potential to offer less toxic and more efficient therapeutic alternatives for patients. Over the past two decades, the researchers have increased their learning about the...

2014-10-14 08:33:10

Robust Clinical Development Programs Across Sellas' Portfolio of Drugs and Biologics ZUG, Switzerland and NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SELLAS Life Sciences Group (SELLAS), a Swiss-based development-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has signed a definitive master service agreement with Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), a leading global contract research organization (CRO), to advance and expand clinical and regulatory development across...

2014-10-14 08:30:52

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is cancer that originated in the breast but has spread to other parts of the body, such as liver, lung, bones and brain. MBC is the cause of 40,000 deaths every year in the U.S. NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On National Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Awareness Day, October 13, the MBC Alliance revealed the results of their Landscape Report, Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. The MBC Alliance, representing 29 cancer...


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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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