by James L. Klosky, PhD
Effective vaccination is available to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection and the cause of cervical and other cancers. HPV vaccine uptake is particularly important for females surviving cancer, some of whom are at high risk for HPV-related...
Keywords: Human Papillomavirus Cervical Cancer Vaccine Cancer Prevention
by Chatrina Melcher, Yuri Quintana, PhD, Laetitia Bigger, PhD, David Wiljer, PhD, Joan Dzenowagis, PhD and Alejandro (Alex) R. Jadad, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, FCAHS
European School of Oncology: Learning to Care. Chatrina Melcher Founded in 1982, the European School of Oncology is based on the idea of uniting the clinical, cultural and scientific traditions of European oncology. The motto of the school is “learning to care,” and this institution is...
Keywords: Cancer E-health Patient Support Information Professional Education
by Jeanette M. Kamell, MD
Context: Melanoma kills approximately one person hourly in the United States despite being easily detectable and 95%-100% curable if treated early, and its incidence is rising. Medical students have developed an outreach project to address adolescents’ awareness of melanoma in Orange County...
Keywords: Cure4Kids Global Summit Melanoma Spot A Spot Medical Student Sunscreen Sun Protection
by Viji Venkatesh
In order to reach out to high school children in the rural areas of India who are not exposed to educational elements outside their routine curriculum, the patient group support arm Friends of Max and the Max Foundation team in Mumbai embarked on a different sort of Awareness Programme. Knowing that...
by Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, MEd, Deborah Leachman Slawson, PhD, RD, LDN, Jeanette M. Kamell, MD and Viji Venkatesh
by Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, MEd
by Lisa Bouchier-Hayes, PhD
Lisa Bouchier-Hayes, PhD provides an excellent review of apoptosis, or programmed cell death, including the fundamental steps of apoptosis and its importance in cell function. The importance of apoptosis is to sculpt tissues in embryogenesis and metamorphosis, which are primary steps for growth...
Keywords: Apoptosis Confocal Microscopy Cytocrome Cytochrome C-GFP Homeostasis Fluorescent Proteins
by Melanie Van Stry, PhD
Melanie Van Stry, PhD, presents a seminar on the epigenetic regulation of cytokine expression during T helper cell development. One of the definitions of epigenetics is how a cell remembers who it is. Epigenetic studies are important because 1) epigenetic gene regulations are necessary for embryo...
Keywords: Epigenetics Epigenetic Gene Regulation Chromatin Histone Histone Code Mina53
by Yuri Quintana, PhD
Cure4Kids for Kids is an educational initiative of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital devoted to educating children and parents about cancer and healthy living. The specific goals are (1) to educate children, parents, and teachers about cancer and dispel misconceptions, (2) to educate...
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