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2012-01-26 11:49:27

Slight temperature increases of the oral mucus membranes early in a head and neck cancer patient's chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoradiotherapy) treatment is a predictor of severe mucositis later in treatment, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM. Mucositis, or mouth sores, is a common side effect of chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer that is painful and can be very severe. Physicians...

2011-08-16 07:00:00

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary drug-delivery platforms to develop treatments in areas of oncology, diabetes, and RNAi, has announced its second quarter 2011 investor conference call and the recent progress in its MuGard program. MuGard is a mucoadhesive oral wound rinse and coating that has been shown to be very effective in the management of oral mucositis, a...

2011-08-09 07:30:00

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary drug-delivery platforms to develop treatments in areas of oncology, cancer supportive care and diabetes, announced that Community Specialty Pharmacy Network (CSPN), the 10th-largest network of specialty pharmacies in the U.S., has joined its specialty pharmacy network for MuGard, its lead product for oral mucositis. With more than 180 member...


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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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