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2014-09-10 08:32:36

- Findings and research approach published in Nature Communications - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blueprint Medicines, a leader in discovering and developing highly selective kinase inhibitors for genomically defined cancers, today announced the identification of several new cancer drug targets known as fusion genes. These findings were made through a proprietary computational approach and led to two new drug discovery programs at Blueprint Medicines. Blueprint Medicines'...

2014-09-10 08:32:21

SAN DIEGO and NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc., (NASDAQ:OTCQB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today a suite of online corporate communication channels to maintain on-going direct communication with shareholders and other interested parties. The Company has launched official portals on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter,...

2014-09-10 08:31:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), September 14-16 in San Francisco, Elekta (booth #1308) will highlight solutions that support the connections health care providers make to their practices, their patients and the world. Elekta's theme at ASTRO 2014 is: Connected Care. Because the future is collaborative. As software continues to play a critical role in cancer care, Elekta will highlight...

2014-09-10 08:31:41

Earlier this year upon CFDA approval to the IOPtiMate[TM] system, a strategic distribution agreement was signed with a target of at least 100 systems in China - the world's largest glaucoma markets TEL AVIV, Israel, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (TASE: BOLT, OTCQX:BLGTY), a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, announces the first sale of an IOPtiMate(TM)...

2014-09-10 08:30:14

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avelas Biosciences, an in vivo cancer diagnostic company dedicated to improving oncologic surgeries, announced today that it has closed on the second tranche of its Series B financing bringing the total funds raised in the round to $7.4 million. The funds will be used to support ongoing development of the Avelas Cancer Illuminator (ACI) candidate, AVB-620, through a first-in-human study in breast cancer surgery patients. Participants in the...

2014-09-10 08:28:06

Twelve Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Families to Attend Game NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation today announced it will honor its 2014 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month initiative "#GoGold" on Sunday, September 14 at the New York Giants home opener at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Twelve families of pediatric oncology patients will attend the game as special guests of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, watch the game from MetLife...

space tech breast cancer
2014-09-10 03:00:44

ESA Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses earlier. Every day, 180 vans equipped with X-ray machines are deployed across the UK to make it easier for women to have breast screening. This preventive service, set up in 1987, is estimated to save 1400 lives a year as early detection increases survival rate. Currently, medical images and patient data collected over the day are copied to hard...

prediabetes cancer risk
2014-09-10 06:33:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Professor Yuli Huang of The First People's Hospital of Shunde, China, worked with a team of researchers to conduct a meta-analysis of studies concerning prediabetes. Their findings, published in Diabetologia, are based on 16 studies and 891,426 participants from around the world. The literature review revealed that people with prediabetes have a 15 percent higher risk of developing cancer — and that the level of risk differs depending...

2014-09-09 23:14:42

More than 80% of endometrial cancers are endometrioid endometrial carcinoma (EEC). The majority of EEC cases are diagnosed at early stage with low grade pathological changes and good clinical outcomes. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Scientists at the NFCR Center for Cancer Systems Informatics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a genetic marker that will allow physicians to determine whether to pursue early, aggressive treatment for women...

2014-09-09 23:09:11

Registration is now open for the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) 2014 Chabner Colloquium: Collaboration in Cancer Trials. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Registration is now open for the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) 2014 Chabner Colloquium: Collaboration in Cancer Trials. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium is jointly provided by The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and STO, in partnership with The Oncologist, STO's official journal....


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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