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venom fights cancer
2014-08-13 05:35:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bee stings and snake bites are not typically viewed as things that are beneficial to a person’s health, but new research out of the University of Illinois suggests that they could be powerful tools in the treatment of cancer. [ Watch: Treating Cancer With Venom ] In research presented at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco, California on Monday, Dr. Dipanjan Pan described how...

2014-08-12 23:12:17

This Annual Chipped Run/Walk Supports MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Institute Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Hosted by Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, the 34th annual Sprint Four the Cure 5K run/walk will be held on September 20 along the Potomac Parkway. Proceeds from this annual event support cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Sprint Four the Cure is a family-friendly event that includes a kids’ 100-yard...

2014-08-12 23:04:31

MicroVAX, LLC, National Cancer Center (NCC), Singapore, and Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) joint media release, August 12, 2014 Manassas, Virginia (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 MicroVAX, LLC, a biotech company located in Manassas, Virginia announced today the commencement of a phase I clinical trial for its unique and proprietary vaccine platform that allows under the provisions of an FDA IND entry of patients with cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, ovary and lung, that have...

2014-08-12 16:27:51

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health (HVCDH) is hosting an Open House in celebration of National ASC Day on August 14th, by raising awareness of the importance of colon cancer screening and about the high-quality, cost-efficient care ASCs provide to patients in the Cortlandt Manor community. Representatives from HVCDH will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, August 14(th) from 2pm-6pm at the center located on the grounds of...

2014-08-12 11:57:56

Wiley A new analysis confirms that US lung cancer rates are declining overall, but it also uncovers previously unrecognized trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings provide a more accurate picture of the state of lung cancer in the country and will help researchers in their ongoing efforts to monitor the population's lung health. Overall, lung cancer rates are...

2014-08-12 11:12:35

American Association for Cancer Research Benefits quickly disappear if regular physical activity stops Postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer...

2014-08-12 08:30:36

SYDNEY, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Australian biotechnology company, Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN), today announced receipt of funding from the FSHD Global Research Foundation as part of the Company's efforts to find effective treatments for a range of musculo-degenerative diseases including facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131220/NY36990LOGO FSHD is one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy and genetic hereditary...

2014-08-12 08:29:40

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the LSU Health Shreveport Feist-Weiller Cancer Center will now have access to innovative, precision-medicine technology that determines the unique biological characteristics of each individual patient's cancer tumor. Once that information is known, physicians can identify tailored chemotherapy or radiation regimens to attack it. The new capability is the result of emerging technology called tumor profiling. Feist-Weiller will...

2014-08-12 08:29:37

First time in history a technology receives FDA approval and proposed national coverage by CMS on the same day MADISON, Wis., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cologuard, the company's noninvasive, stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test. Cologuard is the first noninvasive screening test for colorectal cancer that analyzes both stool DNA and blood biomarkers and has been...

2014-08-11 23:01:33

Darst and Landes – both of whom lost mothers to cancer – will connect with a younger demographic. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) – the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer – has announced that David Darst and Alexandra Landes have joined the foundation’s Board of Directors. Both Darst and Landes lost their mothers to cancer and share a commitment to uncovering innovative methods...


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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'