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2014-09-20 23:02:11

The Firm is evaluating legal claims on behalf of women who experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers, allegedly due to uterine morcellation. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 As concerns surrounding the use of power morcellators (http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/) in gynecological surgeries continue to grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that yet another insurer has announced plans to end coverage for uterine morcellation. According to a...

2014-09-20 23:01:20

Loma Linda University Medical Center will receive a $250,000 pediatric cancer research grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels at check presentation event on Monday, September 22. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 On Monday, September 22, Loma Linda University Medical Center will receive a $250,000 pediatric cancer research grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels at a check presentation event at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital located on 11234 Anderson St., in Loma Linda. The...

2014-09-20 12:21:12

Founding partner Equinox and their instructors led participants on stationary bikes; participants cycled to support rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cycle for Survival, the nationwide movement to beat rare cancers, brought hundreds of supporters to Times Square on Friday for its second annual Times Square Takeover, an all-day celebration featuring high-energy stationary...

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2014-09-20 07:08:16

Becky Attwood, University of Southampton A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals research published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. The study by researchers at King’s College Hospital and the University of Southampton suggests that adding nutraceuticals to chemotherapy cycles may improve the effectiveness of conventional drugs, particularly in hard to treat cancers, such...

2014-09-19 23:06:32

Contributions from event to benefit the Washington Cancer Institute Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 RCN Business, a communications provider delivering voice, data and video solutions to businesses of all sizes, announces its participation and sponsorship of the 34th annual Sprint Four the Cure race. The race starts at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. on September 20, 2014, and benefits cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital...

2014-09-19 23:06:05

Scientists say the chromosomes of asbestos-exposed people may influence what kind of mesothelioma they develop. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Cancer researchers in Japan have identified chromosomal abnormalities that appear to have an impact on where mesothelioma develops in the body. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on this important research. Doctors with Nara Medical University report finding genetic differences between people with pleural...

2014-09-19 16:24:12

LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiromic, LLC, a Lubbock bio-pharmaceutical company, announced today the addition of Kent Hance, the former chancellor of Texas Tech University, to its board as the vice chairman. Hance retired as chancellor in July 2014, after raising $1.2 billion for the university. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147303 "Kiromic is pleased to announce that Kent Hance, the most successful chancellor in the history of Texas Tech University,...

Angelina Jolie Effect
2014-09-19 08:30:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy after being told she would likely develop breast cancer had a tremendous impact on testing for the disease in the UK, the authors of a new Breast Cancer Journal study reported on Friday. According to BBC News online health editor Helen Briggs, referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled after Jolie announced last May that she had undergone the surgery after doctors...

2014-09-19 08:23:55

--Genomic Data in Study Published in Nature Communications Suggests New Treatment Strategies for These Hard to Treat Women's Reproductive Cancers-- BALTIMORE and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, and Blueprint Medicines, a leader in discovering and developing highly selective kinase inhibitors for genomically defined cancers, today disclosed the first-ever comprehensive...

2014-09-18 23:04:30

Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast have teamed up to help local employers enhance the health of their employees while also helping to increase productivity. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast have teamed up to help local employers enhance the health of their employees while also helping to increase productivity. Baptist Health and the YMCA have developed a personalized, analytics-driven program called...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'