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2014-03-11 23:22:25

UVA study’s surprising finding: Direct treatment of tumor prolongs survival. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Contrary to the standard approach to treating metastatic prostate cancer, direct treatment of the primary tumor appears to prolong survival significantly, a new study suggests. The surprising findings have prompted the researchers to launch clinical trials that could upend the accepted treatment of the disease. Prostate Cancer Survival Rate Prostate cancer is the most...

2014-03-11 08:30:05

Meridian Health will install seven Truebeam machines across five sites that offer radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment for cancer NEPTUNE, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health of New Jersey is initiating a program to deploy TrueBeam(TM) technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) across its network of cancer treatment clinics. Meridian's plan is to install seven TrueBeam machines at its five sites, together with Varian's ARIA® data management and...

2014-03-10 23:03:37

In response to Seth Rogen addressing concerns to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee over increases in the premature early-onset of Alzheimer’s disease - RF Safe suggest protecting the brain from cell phone radiation. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 (Radio Frequency Safe) RF Safe, a globally known company that specializes in reducing exposure to wireless radiation from handheld devices has been reviewing decade long research on cell phone radiation as it relates to health...

Scientists Identify Potent Driver Of Metastasis
2014-03-10 12:44:42

The Wistar Institute Protein Correlates with Breast, Bladder, Melanoma, and Thyroid Tumors An international team of researchers led by scientists at The Wistar Institute have discovered and defined LIMD2, a protein that can drive metastasis, the process where tumors spread throughout the body. Their study, published in the March issue of the journal Cancer Research, defines the structure of LIMD2 and correlates the protein in metastatic bladder, melanoma, breast, and thyroid tumors....

New Combo Therapy Shows Promise For Cervical Cancer Treatment
2014-03-10 12:12:44

Bret Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of Brazilian scientists has identified a promising new combination treatment that targets cervical cancer, according to a new report published in the journal Cancer. Patients with locally-advanced cervical cancer are typically prescribed cisplatin-based chemoradiation therapy (CRT), yet the benefits of this treatment have largely gone unresearched since the late 1990s, the study authors claimed. In search of a new treatment...

2014-03-07 23:00:56

iewei Ltd. solution starts at the base, raising awareness by making the invisible pollution visible — that is what iewei, the wellness wristband is all about. It is an “alert system” capable of measuring the wearer’s exposure to harmful radiation, in addition to monitoring heart rate and body temperature. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 For the network operators 'Greed is good' was a phrase immortalized by Michael Douglas' in his Oscar-winning turn as the unscrupulous corporate...

2014-03-07 12:26:01

Arizona radiology group raises awareness of potentially lifesaving program SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Medical Imaging (SMIL) has launched a new website, www.checkmylungs.com, in support of a groundbreaking lung cancer screening program and to raise awareness of the importance of early detection. The new Check My Lungs website is designed and programmed to be a unique lung cancer screening resource for patients and physicians. This innovative site...

2014-03-06 23:24:30

Cianna Medical, Inc: Results could expand treatment options for more women with early-stage breast cancer. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced favorably low recurrence rates – even for younger women – as part of a retrospective analysis of 673 patients with invasive breast cancer treated with the SAVI® breast brachytherapy applicator. SAVI is a strut-based device that delivers a form of accelerated partial...

2014-03-05 12:27:44

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Begins Installation of Idaho's Most Advanced Linear Accelerator AVENTURA, Fla. and IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fight against cancer, being on the cutting edge of technology is paramount. Today, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is announcing the installation of a state-of-the art linear accelerator. This technology, which exceeds any capabilities currently available in the state, will replace EIRMC's existing...

2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy, one of the major treatments for breast cancer, can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of...


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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