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2012-05-22 21:17:02

A novel pancreatic cancer vaccine shows promise in improving survival when added to standard treatment, according to new research out of University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The Phase 2 data was presented today (embargoed 11:00 am ET) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, part of Digestive Disease Week in San Diego. In the plenary session titled "Addition of...

2012-05-03 18:57:35

A new study finds differences in screening account for more than 40 percent of the disparity in colorectal cancer incidence and nearly 20 percent of colorectal cancer mortality between blacks and whites. Differences in stage-specific survival, which likely reflect differences in treatment account for additional 35% of the black-white disparity in colorectal cancer mortality rates. The study, appearing early online in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, concludes that equal access...

2012-03-12 19:51:22

21,626-person study shows 90.4 percent survival A 21,626-person study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that the five-year survival rate for children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, improved from 83.7 percent in those diagnosed during the years 1990-1994, to 90.4 percent for those diagnosed in the years 2000-2005. "The improved survival is due to using existing drugs better, not because of the...

2011-07-01 12:32:18

Older breast cancer patients with certain other health problems have higher mortality rates than patients without these problems according to a study published online June 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The other health problems, or 'comorbidities', include heart attack and other heart-related problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and others. Previous studies have shown that comorbidities as a group are associated with poorer overall survival and...

2011-06-17 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling on the federal government to make pancreatic cancer research a national priority, as the incidence and death rates for the fourth leading cause of cancer death in our country continue to increase according to "Cancer Facts & Figures 2011," a report released today by the American Cancer Society. Pancreatic cancer cases and deaths have been on the rise since 1998, according to the report. This year,...

2011-06-13 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, we are recognizing the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the 1971 National Cancer Act and the significant improvement in overall cancer survival rates from 50 percent to 68 percent. However, not all Americans have reason to celebrate. Pancreatic cancer patients generally receive the same diagnosis today that they received in 1971. In fact, it remains the only cancer tracked by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer...

Word of the Day
  • 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.