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2014-02-20 08:32:02

Data Support Ongoing Randomized Phase 2 Study in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the presentation of clinical data of VTX-2337, a cancer immunotherapy, in combination with cetuximab in recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck cancer (SCCHN) at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposia in Scottsdale, Arizona. Results indicate that the...

2014-02-18 08:31:32

Met Primary Endpoint of Statistically Significant Reduction in Mouth and Throat Soreness Associated With Oral Mucositis; MuGard Patients Also Had Decreased Severity of Oral Mucositis by WHO Score NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP) announced the online early publication of the final results of its post-approval marketing study of MuGard(®) in Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society and one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals...

2014-01-08 12:29:02

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:MarketVIEW: HPV therapeutic vaccinesHuman papilloma viruses (HPV) members of the papillomaviridae family are extremely common with an estimated worldwide prevalence of ~11-12%. Although nearly all sexually-active men and women acquire the virus at some point in their lives, most infections are asymptomatic and self-limiting; with 90% clearing within 2 years. High risk forms of HPV (16/18)...

2013-12-27 10:36:56

Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is contrary to protocols for larynx cancer, in which a single dose of chemotherapy helps determine which patients fare better with chemotherapy and radiation and which patients should elect for surgery. In larynx cancer, this...

2013-12-11 13:07:14

SDSU research finds people are more likely to want to quit smoking when celebrities with cancer make headlines. Millions of people will make a resolution to quit smoking around Jan. 1, but a new study suggests an even more powerful motivator than New Year’s resolutions: celebrity cancer diagnoses. In a study published this week in Preventive Medicine, researchers from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, the University of North Carolina and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2013-12-09 10:40:53

Study helps explain why 'survival gap' persists for African-Americans A team of scientists at Johns Hopkins and in Texas has identified a handful of genetic mutations in black Americans, in addition to some chemical alterations affecting gene activity, which may help explain why the death rate among African-Americans from the most common form of head and neck cancer continues to hover some 18 percent higher above the death rate of whites with the same cancer. The so-called survival gap...

2013-12-09 10:16:39

Certain genetic alterations to the PAX gene family may be responsible for survival disparities seen between African-American and non-Latino white men with head and neck cancer, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9. "During the last 30 years, the overall five-year relative survival rates for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have...

HPV Virus Damages DNA
2013-11-08 09:36:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Human papillomavirus (HPV) can damage chromosomes and genes directly, researchers from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) report in a new study. HPV is a virus that can cause anal, cervical, head and neck cancers, and according to experts, it produces two viral proteins (E6 and E7) that are involved in the development...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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