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3D Image Guidance Tool Sees, Reaches, and Treats Tumor Lesions

May 21, 2014 9:02 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced the launch of EmboGuide, its latest innovation in interventional oncology, to treat difficult-to-reach tumors or tumors in patients who are deemed unsuitable for surgery. EmboGuide is a live 3D image guidance...

Prolaris Test Predicts Mortality Risk in Prostate Cancer Biopsy Study

May 21, 2014 8:34 am | by Myriad Genetics Inc. | News | Comments

Myriad Genetics, Inc. presented new data from a clinical validation study of Prolaris at the 2014 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The study is the largest validation study to date of any gene-based...

Ultra-Sensitive Nano-Chip for Early Cancer Detection

May 20, 2014 2:16 pm | by The Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

An international team of researchers led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Romain Quidant, report on the successful development of a “lab-on-a-chip” platform capable of detecting protein cancer markers in the blood using the very latest advances...

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Project Aims to Develop Tech for Early and Precise Diagnosis of Skin Cancer

May 20, 2014 10:20 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) | News | Comments

The Centre for Sensor, Instrument and Systems Development (CD6), located on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC), is leading the European research project Diagnoptics, the aim of which is to...

Bacteria in Mouth May Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls and even patients with other cancers or pancreatic diseases, according to research presented today... 

High Sensitivity and Specificity in LuCED Test to Help Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

May 19, 2014 8:48 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

The study demonstrates three major advantages to incorporating the LuCED lung test into the diagnostic algorithm: high sensitivity, exceedingly high specificity and the ability to detect cancer cells in stages I and II. “Early detection..."

New Tool to Grow Cancer Cells Streamlines Laboratory Research

May 16, 2014 11:58 am | by Georgetown University Medical Center | News | Comments

A new technique that allows the growth of both normal and cancer cells and keeps them alive indefinitely is transforming and expediting basic cancer research, say investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The...  

New Tech Takes Light-Based Cancer Treatment Deep Inside the Body

May 15, 2014 3:19 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for easily accessible tumors such as oral and skin cancer. But the procedure, which uses lasers to activate special drugs called photosensitizing agents, isn't adept at fighting cancer...

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SapC-DOPS Technology May Help with Imaging Brain Tumors

May 15, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

Brain tumors are an extremely serious example of this and are not only difficult to treat—both adult and pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate of only 30 percent—but also have even been difficult to image, which could provide...

MEMS Nanoinjector for Genetic Modification of Cells

May 13, 2014 2:07 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research — including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. But the traditional method of...   

Last day for entries! R&D 100 deadline is 11:59 pm, May 9.

May 9, 2014 1:49 pm | News | Comments

It has arrived...the last day to file your 2014 R&D 100 Awards entry is today, Friday, May 9. If you have started an entry, please take the time to make sure it it is registered and contact us if you need assistance in making the...

New Method Sneaks Drugs into Cancer Cells Before Triggering Release

May 9, 2014 10:49 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug delivery method that essentially smuggles the drug into a cancer cell before triggering its release. The method can be likened to keeping a cancer-killing bomb and its...

Chemotherapy Timing Is Key to Success

May 9, 2014 10:44 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

MIT researchers have devised a novel cancer treatment that destroys tumor cells by first disarming their defenses, then hitting them with a lethal dose of DNA damage. In studies with mice, the research team showed that this one-two punch...

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Monitor for Sunburn Risk Goes on Sale

May 8, 2014 3:03 pm | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

A monitor developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for preventing the risk of over exposure to the sun is now available for sale online. The Smartsun device, worn as a waterproof wristband, changes color according to the amount...

Researchers Use DNA to Build Tool that May Literally Shine Light on Cancer

May 8, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Bioengineers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Montreal have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one day be used to deliver drugs to tumor cells...

Scientists Create First Living Organism with Added Pair of DNA

May 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature. The cells of this unique bacterium can replicate the unnatural...

Clamping Down on Cancer-Causing Mutations

May 6, 2014 4:08 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

An international research team has built molecular “clamps” out of DNA that offer a powerful new tool for identifying individuals with an increased risk of cancer. The clamp is capable of detecting genetic mutations, associated with cancer...

Focused Ultrasound Reduces Cancer Pain

May 6, 2014 9:16 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone, patients often suffer debilitating pain. Now, a new phase III clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the...

eNose Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer

May 5, 2014 1:43 pm | by Elsevier | News | Comments

We may soon be able to make easy and early diagnoses of prostate cancer by smell. Investigators in Finland have established that a novel noninvasive technique can detect prostate cancer using an electronic nose. In a proof of principle study...

Analyzing Living Cells Quickly and Accurately

May 5, 2014 12:12 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute IGB | News | Comments

In order to investigate inflammation, tumors or stem cells, medical practitioners analyze living cells. Non-invasive optical procedures such as Raman spectroscopy accelerate this procedure. Researchers have now developed it to industrial...

New Biomarker for Esophageal Cancer

May 5, 2014 11:16 am | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center's | News | Comments

A new biomarker for esophageal cancer shows promise in improving screening for this deadly disease and its precursor, Barrett's esophagus. Amitabh Chak, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western...

Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip Unveiled

May 5, 2014 9:46 am | by Harvard's Wyss Institute | News | Comments

The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living...

Video Game Processors Improve Cancer Patient Care

May 2, 2014 11:56 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

Medical physicists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are finding new ways to use the speed of video game processors to promote research that is aimed at improving patient care. In recent years, video game processors, known as graphic...  

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

J&J Halts Sale of Electric Fibroid Removal Devices

April 30, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is halting sales of devices used to remove growths in the uterus following a government warning that the electronic surgical tools can inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The announcement comes one...

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