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2014-06-02 23:02:35

Key West, Fla. resident Michele White explains her battle with skin cancer and treatment with 21st Century Oncology. Key West, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 When 43-year-old Capital Bank Vice President Michele White first noticed an unusual growth on her upper lip, she thought it was just acne or a minor irritation from being out in the sun. A few weeks passed and it didn’t go away, so she visited her dermatologist to get it checked. After an initial appointment and biopsy, White was...

2014-06-02 16:26:36

LONDON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Vulvar Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/research_rd/clinical_trials/vulvar_cancer_global_clinical_trials_review.html Vulvar Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Vulvar Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Vulvar Cancer clinical trial scenario. This...

2014-06-02 16:26:24

OAKLAND, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with specific HER2+ breast cancer tumors have a low risk of the cancer recurring five years after diagnosis, even without chemotherapy or treatment with a common antibody, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers reviewed 16,975 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Kaiser Permanente patients between 2000 and 2006....

2014-06-02 16:25:16

Cancers characterized by DICER1 genetic defect are advancing new approach to cancer treatments, cures MINNEAPOLIS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent findings by researchers from the International Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) Registry and International Ovarian and Testicular Stromal (OTST) Tumor Registry, both based at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, have advanced the potential for early diagnosis and proactive treatment of children in families affected by...

2014-06-02 16:24:20

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., played host to more than 20 LPGA stars on Monday as former LPGA pro Val Skinner hosted her 15(th) annual LIFE Event, raising $500,000 for breast cancer research and awareness initiatives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140602/93354 Thanks to the support of current stars Brittany Lincicome, Christina Kim and Cheyenne Woods along with Hall of Famers Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley and...

2014-06-02 12:29:47

Six Phase 3 / Pivotal Trials with Array's MEK Inhibitors Advancing BOULDER, Colo., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Array BioPharma-invented MEK inhibitors, binimetinib (MEK162) and selumetinib, were showcased at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). At the meeting, preliminary data for the combination of binimetinib and CDK4/6 inhibitor LEE011 (discovered by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in collaboration with Astex...

2014-06-02 08:30:44

Phase 2 study data presented at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology HORSHAM, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA(®)) plus prednisone demonstrated statistically significant reductions in PSA levels at six months, the primary endpoint of the IMAAGEN trial, which evaluates the investigational use of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone (5 mg once daily) in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer...

2014-06-02 08:30:18

SEATTLE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY) today announced the presentation of data from a Phase 1 trial of ONT-10, an antigen-specific immunotherapy targeting MUC1, at the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The data demonstrated that ONT-10 was well tolerated in this trial, resulted in a humoral immune response in the majority of patients and led to encouraging disease control in advanced stage patients with...

2014-06-02 08:30:11

Newly installed technology enables clinicians to target lung and other tumors quickly and precisely using finely shaped radiation beams rather than surgery NORMAL, Ill., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When a diagnostic chest X-ray revealed a nodule on his left lung, Paul Hoffman, 79, had a biopsy and soon got bad news: it was Stage 1 lung cancer. He was given two options. The first was surgery, which would have been risky because Hoffman has a heart condition and a pacemaker. The...

2014-06-02 08:29:28

QUEBEC CITY, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced that a poster was presented on the design of its current ZoptEC (Zoptarelin doxorubicin in Endometrial Cancer) Phase 3 trial in women with advanced, recurrent or metastatic endometrial cancer. The poster #TPS5630 titled, "ZoptEC: Phase 3 study of zoptarelin doxorubicin (AEZS-108)in platinum-taxane pretreated endometrial cancer (Study AEZS-108-050)", D. S. Miller,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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