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2014-09-04 08:30:46

Pennsylvania physicians say beating it begins with communications HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The simple fact of life for men is that as they age the risk of prostate cancer increases. And, it's one of those things that men cringe about. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show increasing risk as men age from their 50s into their 60s and then 70s. With the exception of skin cancer, the CDC says prostate cancer is the most common...

2014-09-04 08:30:25

BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleave Biosciences today announced that it has begun a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate its lead drug candidate, CB-5083, in patients with relapsed and refactory multiple myeloma. CB-5083 is a first-in-class, oral inhibitor of p97, a critical enzyme that controls various aspects of protein homeostasis. The open-label, Phase 1 dose escalation/dose expansion trial will evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and...

2014-09-03 23:15:40

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "On July 10th, 2014 a significant portion of the US Capital Building was shut down because of possible asbestos exposure, and we want to emphasize the asbestos exposure would have been minimal, as opposed daily asbestos exposure US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, individuals in manufacturing or the trades were exposed to decades ago. We are urging individuals who had significant exposure to asbestos during the 1950's, 1960's,...

2014-09-03 23:05:54

Global research initiative to investigate long-term glioblastoma survivors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), in conjunction with the Brain Tumor Funder’s Collaborative (BTFC), is awarding a $2 million research grant to explore commonalities among long-term glioblastoma survivors around the world. Glioblastoma is a common and aggressive type of brain tumor most prevalent in adults ages 45-65, and affects more men than women. This highly...

2014-09-03 23:04:20

The Worthy Collection Partners with National Ovarian Cancer Alliance on Unique Fashion-for-Philanthropy Campaign New York, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 -- Fashion-for-Fundraising Campaign Unites Apparel with Philanthropy to Support Ovarian Cancer, Help Save Women’s Lives -- This year, an estimated 22,000 women in the U.S. will get ovarian cancer, according to a just-published study by the American Cancer Society. Of these, two-thirds may die[1]. To honor National Ovarian Cancer...

2014-09-03 12:26:23

Leukemia Cup Regatta to Take Place September 20-21 at The San Francisco Yacht Club SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter will be hosting its ninth annual Leukemia Cup Regatta on September 20-21, 2014 at The San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC) in Belvedere, Calif. The event will begin with the VIP Dinner on September 20 with special guest speaker Wendy Schmidt, president of the Schmidt Family Foundation...

2014-09-03 08:34:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims in Florida, or their family members, to call them at 866-714-6466 to ensure they really are talking to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, because when it comes to compensation for this asbestos exposure form of cancer quality really does matter. The Center's sense of urgency is once victims or their family members retain the services of an attorney to advance a...

2014-09-03 08:32:58

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September Promotes Importance of Early Detection to Save Men's Lives MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc., and the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) have partnered again this year to raise awareness among families across the country about the importance of putting prostate cancer check-ups on the calendar for the men in their lives....

2014-09-03 08:32:32

- Infinity to Receive $275 Million Upfront Payment and $530 Million in Potential Milestones - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that they have entered into a global collaboration to develop and commercialize duvelisib (IPI-145), Infinity's oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)-delta and PI3K-gamma, for the treatment of patients with cancer....

2014-09-03 08:32:29

CALGARY, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that patient enrollment has been completed in a randomized Phase 2 study of paclitaxel plus REOLYSIN(®) versus paclitaxel alone in patients with persistent or recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer (GOG186H). The study chair is David E. Cohn, MD, gynecologic oncology division director at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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