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2011-06-30 01:37:16

Scientists have begun to reveal the order of the genetic aberrations in individual cancers in a finding they say is key to early diagnosis and personalized medicine. "We know that each cancer is a collection of genetic malfunctions," said Raymond Cho, Ph.D., an assistant clinical professor in the department of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). "We now show it is possible to determine which changes happen earlier and which ones happen further down the road,...

2011-06-07 00:00:33

"These abstracts clearly confirm a role of PDT in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The inclusion of our abstracts in this year's IPA's World Congress 2011 is an important accomplishment for our Company as it reflects the high quality of research and the IPA's interest in our technology," said Carolyn Cross, Chairman & CEO of Ondine Biomedical Inc. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Ondine Biomedical Inc (TSX: OBP; AIM: OBP; the "Company"), is dedicated to the...

2011-05-24 11:40:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensus Healthcare is pleased to have exhibited at the 86th National Congress of SIDeMaST (The Italian Society of Dermatology) in Verona, Italy, May 18th - May 21st. Sensus Healthcare featured its SRT-100(TM) non-surgical, superficial photon therapy system for non-melanoma skin cancers. This year's event was considered an important national event, representative of the Italian dermatology community. The conference provided 25 courses with CME...

2011-05-23 07:25:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers say they have discovered a new drug target for squamous cell carcinoma -- the second most common form of skin cancer. Each year, more than 700,000 new cases of squamous cell carcinoma are diagnosed. This type of skin cancer develops in the cells that make up most of the skin's upper layers. Squamous cell carcinomas are most commonly found in areas exposed to the sun such as the rim of the ear, lower lip, face, scalp, neck, hands, arms and legs. Investigators...

2011-05-19 23:18:24

Researchers find that the protein alpha-catenin acts as a tumor suppressor and they reveal the mechanism by which it controls cell growth Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered a new drug target for squamous cell carcinoma "“ the second most common form of skin cancer. Scientists in the laboratory of Valeri Vasioukhin, Ph.D., have found that a protein called alpha-catenin acts as a tumor suppressor and they also have unlocked the mechanism by which this...

2011-05-19 08:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaDerm, a division of Nycomed US Inc., announced today that is has launched AK Connect, a patient resource program that contains information tailored to different types of patients about diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and support for actinic keratosis (AK). Now physicians who treat patients with AK have a new resource to help better inform patients about this potentially serious skin condition that affects millions of Americans.(1,2)...

2011-05-18 16:53:00

Surprising results from Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare sun safety event SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How prevalent is skin cancer in Arizona? More than half of the 411 people who were screened May 7 at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare were presumptively diagnosed with skin cancer or referred for a biopsy. The free educational event focused on sun safety and the need for regular skin cancer screenings....

2011-05-18 14:32:00

New research from North Carolina State University shows that a "gatekeeper" protein plays an important role in skin-cancer prevention in humans and lab mice. The protein, C/EBP alpha, is normally abundantly expressed to help protect skin cells from DNA damage when humans are exposed to sunlight. The NC State research shows, however, that the protein is not expressed when certain human skin cancers are present. Moreover, when the protein is inactivated in special lab mice exposed to small...

2011-04-26 11:25:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Premier healthcare alliance, a network of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care, has awarded Sensus Healthcare, Inc., the leading provider of FDA-approved Superficial Radiotherapy committed to providing a viable treatment option for millions of skin cancer sufferers, a group purchasing agreement for the SRT-100(TM). Sensus was awarded a sole...

2011-04-19 13:05:09

Squamous cell cancers, which can occur in multiple organs in the body, can originate from hair follicle stem cells, a finding that could result in new strategies to treat and potentially prevent the disease, according to a study by researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA. Researchers also found that the progeny of those cells, although just a few divisions away from the mother hair...


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