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2014-08-04 09:40:28

University of California - San Diego Biomarker for head and neck cancers identified Although mutations in a gene dubbed "the guardian of the genome" are widely recognized as being associated with more aggressive forms of cancer, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found evidence suggesting that the deleterious health effects of the mutated gene may in large part be due to other genetic abnormalities, at least in squamous cell head and neck...

2014-08-04 09:29:32

Washington University School of Medicine New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females. For example, glioblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors, are diagnosed twice as often in males, who suffer greater cognitive impairments than females and do not survive as long. The researchers found that retinoblastoma protein (RB), a protein...

2014-08-04 08:29:01

Early registration now open for September 5K race ALTON, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early registration for the 6(th) Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run Walk, hosted by Simmons Hanly Conroy and organized by Metro Tri Club, is now open. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140801/132726 The event returns Saturday, Sept. 27, to Simmons Hanly Conroy's Alton office at One Court Street in honor of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The event will...

2014-08-03 23:01:44

Heartburn & Acid Reflux Remedy Report is a new product designed by Bob Barton which empowers acid reflux sufferers to take full control of their conditions by treating their heartburns permanently. A complete review of the product on the website Vinamy.com shows if the kit is reliable. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 There are many treatments available for heartburn that can be bought easily even in supermarkets. However, the kind of treatment those drugs offer, on the other hand,...

2014-08-01 23:07:36

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is releasing new information this week on where to find the most current and up-to-date news on treatment options from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute. The Center is also urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys who consistently get the best financial settlements for victims nationwide....

2014-08-01 23:04:51

Dr. Sant Chawla of the Sarcoma Oncology Center in Santa Monica, California spoke recently about the significance of Sarcoma Awareness Month. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Did you know that July was Sarcoma Awareness Month? The goal of Sarcoma Awareness Month is to raise awareness across the country and to educate people on the symptoms of, and treatment options for, sarcoma. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 5,000 Americans are expected to die of the disease in...

2014-08-01 16:23:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech has enrolled the first patient into its European Phase III study using its novel cancer drug Xilonix(TM) for the treatment of colorectal cancer. The double-blinded placebo controlled study is evaluating the use of the monoclonal antibody therapy designed to block chronic inflammation associated with malignant tumor growth. The treatment is reportedly aimed at reversing disease symptoms associated with disease progression and...

2014-08-01 16:23:43

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new five-year, $7.3 million award from the National Cancer Institute will allow Kaiser Permanente to expand its innovative cancer clinical trials program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The award, part of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, will help Kaiser Permanente focus on "enrolling patients in the NCI National Clinical Trials Network, testing cutting-edge therapies, and comparing existing cancer...

2014-08-01 04:21:56

Roy S. Herbst M.D., Ph.D. honored at the 15th International Lung Cancer Congress SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) will honor Roy S. Herbst, Ensign Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, with the 2014 Addario Lectureship Award for his continued leadership and expertise in lung cancer treatment and research. Dr. Herbst of Yale Cancer Center will receive the award at the 15(th)...

2014-07-31 23:09:52

EHE International Donates Window to Help Spread the Word About Ovarian Cancer New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Throughout the month of August, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will be featured in the highly coveted 10 Rockefeller Plaza showcase window. The space is being donated by EHE International, an historic preventative healthcare company, dedicated to proactive health care management. The eye-catching window display, designed in partnership with Stephen Pannone of designojo,...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'