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2013-05-15 23:02:40

Los Angeles Cancer Institute team member shares her personal journey of overcoming skin cancer. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 When 60-year-old Edna Mayorga first accepted a job with the large cancer care provider, Los Angeles Cancer Institute, a division of 21st Century Oncology of California, she did not know she would eventually become a patient. In November 2012, the 16-year veteran Patient Care Coordinator was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma — skin cancer on her nose....

2013-05-06 23:23:10

Fort Worth dermatologist first to offer non-surgical skin cancer treatment in DFW. Keller, Texas (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that skin cancer is highly curable if detected and treated early. Up until now, the primary course of treatment for all types of skin cancer was surgery. Dermatology Alliance-Keller in Fort Worth, Texas, now offers a safe,...

Searching For Nematostella: Ancient Sea Creature
2013-05-02 10:15:46

Stowers Institute for Medical Research There's a new actor on the embryology stage: the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. Its career is being launched in part by Stowers Institute for Medical Research Associate Investigator Matt Gibson, Ph.D., who is giving it equal billing with what has been his laboratory's leading player, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Gibson's lab investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms used by cells to assemble into layers or clusters...

2013-04-19 17:44:04

Adding "chemical shift" techniques to MRI can help differentiate clear cell renal cell carcinoma from other types of renal cell cancer, a new study shows. That differentiation can help physicians better determine treatment for these patients. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, included 156 patients with proven renal cell cancer. Clear cell renal carcinoma contains microscopic areas of fat, which is not seen on conventional imaging, said Dr. Azadeh Elmi, lead...

2013-03-18 11:18:05

Small kidney tumors have an aggressive potential and should be treated, according to a the results of a large multi-center study presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan. "Many clinicians regard small renal cell cancer as having a benign biologic behavior and non-operative surveillance protocols are often being used in patients with small renal tumors," write the authors in the findings. "The aim of this large retrospective multi-center study was to evaluate the prevalence of...

2013-03-14 18:05:39

Smoking significantly increases individuals' risk of developing serious forms of urothelial carcinoma and a higher likelihood of dying from the disease, particularly for women. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International. While the biological mechanisms underlying this gender difference are unknown, the findings indicate that clinicians and society in general should focus on smoking prevention and cessation to safeguard against deadly cancers of the bladder,...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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