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2014-08-26 23:11:14

Japanese doctors say a technique that measures fluorescent light emissions from cells can be used to help distinguish tiny mesothelioma tumors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Cancer researchers in Hokkaido, Japan have successfully used an autofluorescence imaging system to identify mesothelioma and other pleural cancers during video-assisted thoracic surgery. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on the findings. Scientists at Asahikawa Medical University used a...

2014-08-06 08:31:45

High unmet need addressed with first new approved treatment in eighteen years MISSISSAUGA, ON, August 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada has approved (Pr)ABRAXANE(®) for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel powder for injectable suspension) (nanoparticle, albumin-bound [nab(®)] paclitaxel) for first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The approval is welcome news for Canadians who are diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer, and represents the first...

2014-07-30 23:07:39

The executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, was featured as a speaker during a Verastem, Inc. investor meeting to bring attention to mesothelioma and the need for clinical trials to advance and to increase the number therapeutic options for mesothelioma patients. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On July 10, during the research and development portion of the Verastem, Inc.’s investor meeting, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive...

2014-07-30 10:14:40

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Some cancer cells are characterized by both high sugar intake and high mobility; researchers at EPFL show that these 2 phenomena are related Cancer cells are gluttons. We have long known that they monopolize large amounts of sugar. More recently, it became clear that some tumor cells are also characterized by a series of features such as mobility or unlikeliness to join in an ordered set. Researchers are calling this behavior "mesenchymal,"...

2014-07-30 08:33:10

Article in "Neurosurgery" describes how RapidArc Radiosurgery treatments can be specially optimized to treat multiple brain metastases at the same time PALO ALTO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RapidArc(®) Radiosurgery can be used to deliver treatments for multiple brain metastases that are substantially less time consuming and comparable in quality to Gamma Knife(® )(GK) treatments, according to a new research study recently posted online and slated for publication in the...

2014-07-30 08:31:59

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, Inc. ("Epic"), a private biotech company that designs and develops novel diagnostics to personalize and advance the treatment and management of cancer, announced today the appoint of Gregory T. Lucier as chairman of Epic's board of directors. Mr. Lucier was previously chairman and CEO of Life Technologies (formerly Invitrogen). Mr. Lucier joins Epic's board of directors to provide expertise as Epic commercializes its circulating...

2014-07-28 23:01:12

Discovery Accepted into NCI Drug Development Program for Clinical Trials Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 An estimated 68,000 women and men in the U.S. die each year from metastatic breast and prostate cancers – an aggressive form of the disease that occurs when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs, liver, bones, or brain. Now researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have developed a compound directed at a target they identified that...

2014-07-23 23:18:30

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) Prognostic Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/ctcs-prognostic-technologies-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Circulating Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)...

Researchers Discover New Route For Ovarian Cancer Spread
2014-07-15 03:14:42

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center HER3-positive circulating tumor cells home in on omentum; new target to thwart metastasis Circulating tumor cells spread ovarian cancer through the bloodstream, homing in on a sheath of abdominal fatty tissue where it can grow and metastasize to other organs, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cancer Cell. "This completely new way of thinking about ovarian cancer metastasis provides new potential...

2014-07-11 10:56:11

Massachusetts General Hospital Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing. In the July 11 issue of Science, an MGH research team reports that the cultured cells accurately reflect a tumor's genetic mutation over time and changing susceptibility to therapeutic drugs. "We now...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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