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2011-07-26 00:00:29

Local and National Cancer Organizations unite in Third Annual Be Bold, Be Bald! Fundraiser. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 What began with an idea and an inspiration, Be Bold, Be Bald! has become a national event which joins together all cancer charities for one day. On October 21, people all over the country will be wearing bald caps to honor cancer survivors and raise money to support their favorite cancer charities. During its first 2 years, national organizations such as The Jimmy...

2011-07-22 15:14:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top five American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. The medical center also was rated the best hospital in the western United States for the 22nd consecutive year and the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "Our purpose is to heal humankind, one...

2011-07-22 08:31:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top five American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. The medical center also was rated the best hospital in the western United States for the 22nd consecutive year and the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "Our purpose is to heal humankind, one...

2011-07-12 12:56:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a study released this week by UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the overwhelming majority of patients with high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer do not receive the recommended treatment and surveillance, leaving them at higher risk for bladder cancer recurrence, progression, and death. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the first national organization dedicated to advancing bladder cancer...

2011-07-11 20:27:35

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that nearly all patients with high-grade, non-invasive bladder cancer are not receiving the guideline-recommended care that would best protect them from recurrence, a finding that researchers characterized as alarming. In fact, out of the 4,545 bladder cancer patients included in the study, only one received the comprehensive care recommended by the American Urology Association and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Receiving...

2011-07-11 20:26:26

A new study has found that almost all patients with high-grade noninvasive bladder cancer do not receive complete care as recommended by current guidelines. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to identify and overcome barriers to providing optimal care to patients with bladder cancer. High-grade noninvasive bladder cancer has up to a 70 percent chance of recurring after treatment and up to a 50...

2011-06-14 23:22:26

Cancer is crafty. When one avenue driving its growth is blocked by drugs targeting that path, the malignancy often creates a detour, finding an alternative route to get around the roadblock. In a study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, researchers found that when a common type of prostate cancer was treated with conventional hormone ablation therapy blocking androgen production or androgen receptor (AR) function"“ which drives growth of the tumor "“ the cancer was...

2011-05-31 15:05:53

Women with ovarian cancer could be helped by a new test that identifies the specific type of tumour they have, a conference will hear this week. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh hope this improved diagnosis will help doctors to personalise treatment programmes so that patients receive the most effective drugs. The Edinburgh team worked with scientists from Ireland to identify six subgroups of the disease, each of which had a different genetic signature. To do this, they analysed...

2011-05-05 07:29:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Scientists at UCLA may have added a new weapon to the arsenal in the fight against lung cancer: the human immune system. In a new process, scientists can deliver an immune system-stimulating protein directly into the lung cancer tumors via a container called a vault. Leonard Rome, a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, associate director of the California NanoSystems Institutes and co-senior author of the study, was quoted as saying, "In lung tumors,...

2011-05-04 13:05:53

UCLA scientists have discovered a way to wake up the immune system to fight cancer by delivering an immune system-stimulating protein in a nanoscale container called a vault directly into lung cancer tumors, harnessing the body's natural defenses to fight disease growth. The vaults, barrel-shaped nanoscale capsules found in the cytoplasm of all mammalian cells, were engineered to slowly release a protein, the chemokine CCL21, into the tumor. Pre-clinical studies in mice with lung cancer...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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