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2014-08-04 23:00:29

Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the...

2014-08-04 23:00:16

Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift to earlier stage diagnosis in older women, subsequently reducing the rate of more advanced, difficult-to-treat cases, according to a new study published online, August 5, in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings lend support to regular mammography screening in women ages 75 and older. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift to earlier stage diagnosis...

2014-08-04 13:00:53

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists have found a new use for an old drug by showing that it shrinks a particular type of pancreatic cancer tumor and stops it spreading, according to research published in Gut. "It's a crucial step forward in developing new treatments for this devastating disease..." - Dr Jennifer Morton, study author The scientists, at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and the University of Glasgow, treated mice with pancreatic cancers caused by...

2014-08-04 12:44:15

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Discovery could lead to future screening tests A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The markers are variations in the inherited DNA code at particular locations along chromosomes. Several of these variations in the DNA code were identified that influence an...

2014-08-04 09:40:28

University of California - San Diego Biomarker for head and neck cancers identified Although mutations in a gene dubbed "the guardian of the genome" are widely recognized as being associated with more aggressive forms of cancer, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found evidence suggesting that the deleterious health effects of the mutated gene may in large part be due to other genetic abnormalities, at least in squamous cell head and neck...

2014-08-04 09:32:41

University of Houston Asian-American breast cancer survivors focus of study Writing down fears, emotions and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, according to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston (UH). "The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing instruction. Otherwise, writing is just like a journal recording facts and events. Writing a journal can be...

2014-08-04 09:29:32

Washington University School of Medicine New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females. For example, glioblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors, are diagnosed twice as often in males, who suffer greater cognitive impairments than females and do not survive as long. The researchers found that retinoblastoma protein (RB), a protein...

2014-08-04 08:25:12

Platinum donation to be contributed 100 percent toward R&D of cancer cure TREVOSE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Advertising is honored to announce its support of IGS Energy's participation in the 2014 Pelotonia held from Aug. 8-10. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140801/132730) Pelotonia is an internationally unified bicycling tour with one goal in sight--to eradicate the disease of cancer. With fewer than 60 days until the event, Pelotonia has already...

2014-08-04 08:24:59

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Marie Wilson, best selling author, comedian, and cancer survivor, released her book, "Traveling Daisy: A Generational Cancer Story of Disease and Dysfunction" that looks deep into her life that started in a trailer park and questions, "Did my chaotic life cause my cancer?" It's a #1 Best Seller in Cancer books after just two days on Amazon. The ebook is 99 cents and all proceeds benefit cancer research. Her goal is to help people survive...

2014-08-03 23:01:55

Every dollar raised by the Play4theCure sports-based fundraising program will be dedicated to cancer research projects selected by each participating team. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Play4theCure has entered into a fundraising partnership with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Going forward, NFCR is an official charity of NFHCA, providing robust resources and a recognized brand that enables NFHCA members to...


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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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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