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2014-04-09 12:31:42

Initiating Phase Ib studies in NSCLC and AML in 2014 BERGEN, Norway, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BerGenBio AS ("BerGenBio" or the "Company"), an oncology biopharmaceutical company, announces that results from its successful Phase Ia clinical study for lead compound, BGB324, was presented at the American Association of Cancer Research annual conference, which took place on April 5-9, 2014. BGB324 is a first-in-class, highly selective small molecule inhibitor...

2014-04-09 12:30:43

Funding to Help Laboratory Professionals Improve Delivery of Patient Testing Guidelines and Cancer Reporting NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists, has been awarded two grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The funding, totaling more than $1.25 million, will be used to improve the adoption of evidence-based laboratory testing...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

2014-04-09 11:41:42

Results from the study could help determine potential treatment options A quartet of proteins that play critical roles in cell replication, cell death, and DNA repair could lead to better targets for therapy against treatment-resistant head-and-neck squamous cell cancers. In a study to be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 on Tuesday, April 8, Ranee Mehra, MD, a medical oncologist who specializes in head and neck cancers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and colleagues, showed a...

2014-04-09 10:50:26

By incapacitating the activities of a protein that guides other proteins to fold into a stable shapes, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers shut off the spigot for two proteases that help ovarian cancer cells chew their way out of the tissue they grow in and dig in at new locations. Building on earlier work that showed that inhibition of heat shock proteins—the protein origami helpers—limited metastases in ovarian cancer in mice, Shane W. O'Brien, MS, Scientific Assistant at Fox Chase...

2014-04-09 08:29:38

New initiatives driving better health outcomes by helping to shape lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 100 organizations across Canada are uniting as partners in a series of projects designed to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic disease. In phase two of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative, a total of $15.3 million is being invested in eight projects to address issues...

2014-04-09 08:28:57

Data Supports Development as Non-Invasive Treatment Regimen in a Variety of Cancer Indications LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) announced today that data supporting the development of ThermoDox®, its proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, plus high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) were presented on April 5, 2014 at the 14th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a...

2014-04-09 08:28:25

Pulitzer-Winning Keynote Speaker Announces Ken Burns' PBS Documentary on Cancer WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The theme for the just-completed 2014 Community Oncology Conference, Community Oncology 2.0: Blazing a New Way Forward, was borne out by the clinical and business presentations highlighting advances in treating cancer and in paying for cancer care. However, those positives were in stark contrast to the crisis imperiling cancer care as evidenced by cancer clinic...

2014-04-08 23:29:27

CHAMPS Oncology will be observing the 18th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) April 7-11, 2014. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 CHAMPS Oncology will be observing the 18th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) April 7-11, 2014. This celebration of the cancer registry profession was founded by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA). With more than 35 years in the cancer registry profession, CHAMPS Oncology is honored to join NCRA in celebrating cancer...

2014-04-08 23:28:32

Kum Ja is now 74 years old, but has endured more hurdles and tragedy than many of us could ever imagine and is now battling her third round of cervical cancer. Her family is running an Indiegogo campaign to help continue her urgent medical treatment - by Cassandra Wolff Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Kum Ja is now 74 years old, but has endured more hurdles and tragedy than many of us could ever imagine. Abandoned as a baby and left with her abusive aunt and uncle, she watched as her...


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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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