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2014-09-30 08:30:56

Completion of Enrollment Expected in 2015; Progression-Free Survival Data Expected in mid-2016 LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced the initiation of a global Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating aldoxorubicin compared to topotecan in subjects with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) who have relapsed or were refractory to prior chemotherapy....

2014-09-30 08:30:50

Urges provinces to move quickly to fund first new treatment for pancreatic cancer approved in Canada in 20 years HALIFAX, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is very pleased that the pan-Canadian Oncology Review (pCODR) has recognized the clinical benefit of Abraxane (nab paclitaxel) in its recently completed review of the new treatment for pancreatic cancer. It urges Canadian provinces to move quickly to work with the drug's manufacturer to ensure it is...

2014-09-30 08:30:47

Prostate Cancer Canada grant aims to accelerate pace of discovery of novel therapies TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada is in a race to give the approximately 24,000 Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year a better fighting chance. In response to the urgent need to increase the pace of discovery, Prostate Cancer Canada just awarded a Translation Acceleration Grant (TAG) to a team led by Dr. Paul Rennie of the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the...

2014-09-29 23:12:51

UPMC’s Decision Follows FDA Alert Discouraging Use of Power Morcellators in Uterine Surgeries, Morcellator Recall by Johnson & Johnson Chicago IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Power Morcellator Lawsuit News: The UPMC hospital network has suspended hysterectomies and other uterine surgeries that involve the use of a power morcellator, amid concerns that the devices may promote the spread of cancer, The Oliver Law Group P.C. reports. According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, a...

2014-09-29 23:12:21

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to school teachers and school maintenance workers who may have been unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in a public school or university anywhere in the United States between the 1950s and the 1980s, because there can be great compensation settlements for these types of individuals. As the center would like to explain, with one call to 866-714-6466 there is detailed information on a recent news article in the UK that...

2014-09-29 23:12:17

The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center is offering a new, and innovative approach focused on diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Louisiana, because based on nearly a decade of experience they already know the typical victim they will be talking to was exposed to asbestos at a oil refinery, a chemical plant, a power plant, or a shipyard - so they have lined up the nation's most skilled mesothelioma lawyers who are extremely skilled at getting the best possible compensation for these...

2014-09-29 23:09:26

New research finds that hospitals make money when some mesothelioma patients have post-surgical complications. Fortunately, changes are coming. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 A team of surgical oncology researchers say hospitals make money when privately-insured mesothelioma patients experience complications after CRS/HIPEC treatment, but bundled payment systems could change that. Click here to read the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Doctors at Emory...

2014-09-29 23:08:39

This new genetic-based imaging technique is able to detect cancerous cells through expression of a gene called AEG-1. BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The very first sensitive and specific molecular imaging technique to detect bone metastases was recently developed by NFCR-funded scientist Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine in collaboration with Martin G. Pomper, M.D., Ph.D., at the...

2014-09-29 23:08:36

Competitors looking to change the way the world lives with cancer; Winner to be selected at Oct. 17 Big C competition finale event in Austin, Texas Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The LIVESTRONG Foundation’s inaugural Big C competition has reached its final stage, choosing five final ventures from more than 750 entries from around the world, all of whom aim to change the way the world lives with cancer. The final five projects demonstrate a flair for creative solutions, along...

2014-09-29 23:04:45

Dr. Jan Huston's blog is an extension of her hard work and dedication to educating and informing the public about breast cancer awareness, prevention and treatment. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Jan Huston! Dr. Jan Huston is Medical Director of the Breast Health Program at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, NJ, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. When she is not in the operating room, Dr. Huston curates a blog of daily...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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