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2012-07-17 08:20:01

Singapore, July 17, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR Chief Scientist, Professor Sir David Lane is the recipient of this year's Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognises his contribution to the pioneering research that led to the discovery of the p53, often called the 'guardian of the genome'.The p53 protein, which is mutated in more than 50 per cent of cancers, was first discovered in 1979 and since then Professor Lane has dedicated his career to understanding how it...

2011-10-05 07:00:00

Music Legend gets behind Lazarex Cancer Foundation Danville,Ca. (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 While cancer is colorblind, new studies show that minorities may not be screened or take part in possible life-saving clinical trials as often as their Caucasian counterparts. Dana Dornsife, founder of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, is hoping to change that as R&B legend Lenny Williams joins forces with Lazarex Cancer Foundation to bring awareness to these groups. âœThe goal...

2011-05-25 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif. and LONDON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology - the charity's development and commercialisation arm - have partnered with Centella Therapeutics, Inc. of Palo Alto, California, to develop, manufacture and trial a promising new drug, CEN-209 in cancer patients with solid tumours. CEN-209*, discovered at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre and exclusively licensed to Centella from Auckland Uniservices Ltd. of New...

2011-01-13 12:19:44

According to a study released Wednesday, over the next 10 years the cost of treating cancer in the U.S. is expected to leap 27 percent, in part because of the growing population of elderly Americans. The study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said that the changes are anticipated even though cancer has been on the decline because of earlier diagnoses and improved survival rates among cancer patients. The research by the government's National Institutes of Health said that...

2009-10-05 09:30:03

It is estimated that more than 7,000 people are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year in the UK and approximately 3,500 cases result in death. These cancers include tumors of the mouth, lips, throat and voice-box, and some have been linked to the sexually transmitted infection, HPV-16. Scientists at Liverpool analyzed the DNA of more than 90 cancerous tissue samples to look for genes that indicated infection. The team found that nearly two thirds of tonsil tumor samples showed...

2008-10-05 00:00:06

By Nina Lakhani As money floods in for breast cancer and leukaemia research, 80 per cent of people with lung tumours are dying within a year of diagnosis Patients suffering from "unfashionable" cancers are being neglected by scientists in spite of record spending on cancer research, according to a new report by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). Some of the deadliest cancers, such as those affecting the lung and pancreas, get the least amount of public money, while five...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.