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2014-02-13 10:35:34

Cancer researchers led by stem cell scientist Dr. John Dick have discovered a pre-leukemic stem cell that may be the first step in initiating disease and also the culprit that evades therapy and triggers relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The research, published online today in Nature is a significant leap in understanding the steps that a normal cell has to go through as it turns into AML, says Dr. Dick, and sets the stage to advance personalized cancer medicine by...

2014-01-22 11:31:37

Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, compared to treating with surgery first. The findings, published online today ahead of print in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (DOI 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000078), chart a viable route to treat patients more effectively and also improve their quality of life and potential survival, says principal...

2013-10-21 23:02:26

Cedar Lake Oncology in Biloxi, Mississippi has signed a billing contract with Universal Health Network, a radiation oncology specific revenue cycle management company based in New York. Biloxi, Mississippi (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Biloxi’s only outpatient radiation oncology center, Cedar Lake Oncology, has signed a billing and collections contract with Universal Health Networks (UHN). This contract will enable the practice to provide better billing services to their patients and also...

2013-08-26 11:53:35

Stem cell scientists at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered the gene GATA3 has a role in how blood stem cells renew themselves, a finding that advances the quest to expand these cells in the lab for clinical use in bone marrow transplantation, a procedure that saves thousands of lives every year. The research, published online today in Nature Immunology, provides an important piece in the puzzle of understanding the mechanisms that govern the blood stem cell self-renewal...

2013-03-13 14:48:34

A team of Canadian and international cancer researchers led by Dr. Brenda Gallie at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN), has discovered a new type of retinoblastoma, a rapidly developing eye cancer that affects very young babies— a finding that can immediately change clinical practice and optimize care for these children. The finding, published online today in Lancet Oncology, is a breakthrough in recognizing that a single cancer gene (an oncogene)...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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