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2014-06-25 08:25:44

A national survey finds age-related differences in men's perceptions and actions, but all agree on value of more knowledge and discussion about skin cancer SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Men's Health Awareness Month and the start of summer, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released findings from a new survey, which found that more than 90% of American men know something about skin cancer, but only six in 10 (61%) know how to detect signs on...

2014-06-24 14:07:18

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) New mutations in cohesin proteins, which are closely associated with cell division, are very common in various types of cancers such as bladder cancer and melanoma Massive sequencing of cancer genomes brings to light new genes every day that could be involved in the process of tumour formation. A good example of this is cohesin, a ring-shaped protein complex that embraces DNA to control cell division. Just a few months ago, and...

2014-06-19 10:01:50

Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed and tested a vaccine that triggered the growth of immune cell nodules within pancreatic tumors, essentially reprogramming these intractable cancers and potentially making them vulnerable to immune-based therapies. In their study described in the June 18 issue of Cancer Immunology Research, the Johns Hopkins team tested the vaccine in 39 people with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC), the...

2014-06-19 09:36:43

The JAMA Network Journals In patients with advanced uveal melanoma, treatment with the agent selumetinib, compared with chemotherapy, resulted in an improved cancer progression-free survival time and tumor response rate, but no improvement in overall survival, according to a study in the June 18 issue of JAMA. The modest improvement in clinical outcomes was accompanied by a high rate of adverse events. Uveal melanoma arises from melanocytes within the choroid layer of the eye. There...

2014-06-18 23:14:25

The DrugNews Center is the largest source for prescription drug and medical device warnings, research and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugNews.net today. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The prescription drug safety center DrugNews.net has added new information for patients who have taken popular erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra. In a recent study, doctors found men who had taken these drugs had almost double the risk of developing the skin cancer melanoma*. DrugNews was created...

2014-06-18 08:24:53

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Health System has launched a new website that provides information about open and enrolling clinical trials and research studies across Atlantic Health System medical centers. The tablet and smartphone-friendly website, atlantichealth.org/research, features a search tool that allows visitors to easily find trials based on disease area, keywords, and the name of physicians conducting trials. Atlantic Health System, which...

2014-06-16 23:07:52

Tanning and sun exposure increases risk, but early detection is almost 100% effective. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 We all enjoy having fun in the great outdoors. Whether someone is hiking, swimming horseback riding, or just having a picnic, the lure of a sunny day is hard to resist. Doctors have been telling people for years to wear sunscreen when they go outdoors, but the honest truth is that few people listen. The reason for this concern is of the lurking danger of melanoma, which is the most...

2014-06-16 08:28:29

Company continues to engage leading cancer treatment centers to investigate non-invasive methods of cancer mutation detection in order to advance patient care SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) today announced that it has entered into a clinical collaboration with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to investigate the utility of quantitative urine-based mutation detection and the ability to monitor tumor mutation burden and treatment response over time...

2014-06-10 12:30:10

MADISON, N.J., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today introduced a new cancer test service based on the FDA-approved THxID(®)-BRAF test from bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. The THxID(®)-BRAF test is a companion diagnostic for two treatments for melanoma. The test is intended to be used as an aid in selecting patients with melanoma whose tumors carry the BRAF...

2014-06-04 23:13:56

The DrugNews Center is the largest source for prescription drug and medical device warnings, research and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugNews.net today. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The prescription drug safety advocates at DrugNews.net are alerting patients who have taken popular erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra of new information on the site. A recent study found that men taking these medications were nearly twice as likely to develop melanoma skin cancer*. DrugNews is a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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