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2013-10-21 10:08:34

Patients with cancers driven by the protein KRAS, which are particularly hard to treat, may benefit from small molecules that attach to and disrupt the function of a KRAS-containing protein complex, according to results presented here at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held Oct. 19-23. Mutant forms of the protein KRAS are found in approximately 30 percent of all cancers. They are responsible for many of the hallmarks of these...

2013-09-30 14:06:50

Research institutes, regulators and the pharmaceutical industry are urged to cooperate to develop new approaches to testing cancer drugs, in order to bring the revolution in personalized medicine to patients across Europe, says the European Society for Medical Oncology. It has become clear in recent years that each patient's cancer has individual characteristics that are potentially amenable to "personalized" treatments that target those characteristics. But there is still a great deal of...

2013-09-30 13:54:55

Improves treatment and survival Identifying the molecular profile of a tumor where the primary site is unknown is crucial to the choice of treatment, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013), will hear on Monday. In up to five percent of all cancers, the site of the primary tumor is unknown and the disease is not diagnosed until it is at an advanced stage, when the cancer has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body). Until recently, the choice of treatment has been based on...

2013-09-23 13:13:29

Analysis of RTOG 0617 trial evaluates the impact of high-dose radiation therapy An analysis of quality of life (QOL) data of stage III lung cancer patients who received higher doses of radiation therapy (with chemotherapy) shows a significantly lower quality of life at 3 months after treatment compared to patients who received a standard dose of radiation (with chemotherapy), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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