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Lightpoint Medical and Surgical Collaborators Receive £1.7M in Grant Funding for Intra-operative Imaging Technology

March 10, 2014 3:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lightpoint Medical announced today that the company and its surgical collaborators have received £1.7M ($2.8M) in grant funding from the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The grant funding will be used for clinical trials...

New Sugar-Test to Reduce False-Positive Cancer Diagnoses

March 10, 2014 11:59 am | by University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

The world’s most widespread test for ovarian cancer reports false-positives in 94 of 100 diagnosed cases. Now, chemists at the University of Copenhagen working with clinical researchers at University College London have developed a method...

GE Healthcare Invests in FISH Technologies for Leukemia and Lymphoma Testing

March 7, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare announced today that Clarient Diagnostic Service, Inc., a GE Healthcare company, has made significant upgrades to its fluorescence in situ hybridisation technologies to improve virtual analysis of testing results for a variety...

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President’s Budget Proposal Could Decrease Access to Lab Tests Vital to Patient Care

March 6, 2014 3:33 pm | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry | News | Comments

The following statement is attributable to AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman: “Healthcare professionals routinely use laboratory tests to diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions ranging from high cholesterol and diabetes to cardiac disease...

7-Tesla MRI Scanner Allows Even More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

March 6, 2014 2:38 pm | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Taking part in a recent study, scientists at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated for the first time worldwide that 7-Tesla ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used for clinical applications in patients with breast...  

Photos of the Day: Tumor Targeting Robot

March 5, 2014 9:50 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Several years ago, J. Marc Simard, M.D., a professor and neurosurgeon at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, happened to be watching a television program on the medical use of sterile maggots. Finding it “fascinating...

Image-Guided Robot Targets Brain Tumors

March 5, 2014 9:45 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a prototype for an MR imaging-compatible robot designed to enable neurosurgeons to remove brain tumors. Using maggots to eat away dead human tissue may not seem to have much in common with neurosurgery, but the...

Determining Which Nano System Works Best in Killing Cancer Cells

March 4, 2014 11:48 am | by M.B. Reilly, University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

In current research related to improving cancer treatments, one promising area of research is the effort to find ways to selectively pinpoint and target cancer cells while minimizing effects on healthy cells. In that effort, it’s already been...

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CCCF's Super-Awesome Colon-O-Tron Raising Awareness of Colorectal Cancer in Rockefeller Plaza

February 28, 2014 6:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death throughout the United States, is making it easier to talk and learn about colorectal cancer with the Super...

Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Offers Better Cancer Control

February 28, 2014 11:52 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

An observational study from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and...

Researchers X-Ray Living Cancer Cells

February 28, 2014 11:41 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron | News | Comments

Göttingen-based scientists working at DESY’s PETRA III research light source have carried out the first studies of living biological cells using high-energy X-rays. The new method shows clear differences in the internal cellular structure...

A World Free from Cancers: Probable, Possible, or Preposterous?

February 28, 2014 9:50 am | by Research!America | News | Comments

A panel of leading health, economics and policy experts today discussed the prospects for a future where cancers are rendered manageable or even eradicated and the variables affecting progress toward that goal so that cancer patients are...

Cancer Targeted Treatments from Space Station Discoveries

February 27, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure...

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Cancer Cells: Finding the Few Foes Among Billions of Friends

February 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Steven Powell, University of South Carolina | News | Comments

Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research from the University of South Carolina is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect just a few lurking tumor cells...

Study: Mailing Free Tests to Patients' Homes Boosts Colon Cancer Screening Rates

February 26, 2014 11:06 am | by Kaiser Permanente | News | Comments

Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. The study, funded by the National Institutes...

Magnetic Medicine

February 26, 2014 10:44 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The experiments, described on the website of ACS Nano on February...

‘Lighting Up’ Tumors with Scorpion Venom and a Laser

February 25, 2014 12:04 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental...

A Paper Diagnostic for Cancer

February 25, 2014 11:53 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Cancer rates in developing nations have climbed sharply in recent years, and now account for 70 percent of cancer mortality worldwide. Early detection has been proven to improve outcomes, but screening approaches such as mammograms and...

Fast and Effective Mechanism to Combat One of the Most Aggressive Cancers

February 25, 2014 10:38 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Prof. Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University's Department of Cell Research and Immunology has proposed a new strategy to tackle an aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer using a new nanoscale drug-delivery system designed to target specific cancer...

Tissue-Penetrating Light Releases Chemotherapy Inside Cancer Cells

February 24, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have developed an innovative technique using light to carry chemotherapy safely to cancer cells...

Photos of the Day: Solar-Powered Cancer Test

February 24, 2014 12:18 pm | by Scientific Reports | News | Comments

By harnessing the sun’s power and employing a smartphone application, medical technicians may now handily administer reliable assays for Kaposi’s sarcoma, which has produced significant morbidity and mortality rates among adults and children...

Sun Powers Complex Cancer Test for Remote Regions

February 24, 2014 12:17 pm | by Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have remodeled an energy-intensive medical test – designed to detect a deadly skin cancer related to HIV infections – to create a quick diagnostic assay perfect for remote regions...

Thyroid Cancer Cases Soar; Is It Overdiagnosed?

February 20, 2014 4:17 pm | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975. The study is the latest to question whether all cancers...

Innovation Could Detect Real-Time Effectiveness of Cancer Therapies

February 19, 2014 10:50 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Oncologists and cancer patients could improve the results of drug therapies by making real-time decisions about treatment options using an innovation developed by a researcher in Purdue University's College of Pharmacy. Laurie L. Parker...

E-Cigarettes Vaporizer Technology Could Enable Delivery Method for Pharmaceuticals

February 19, 2014 10:25 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Alsa Refinish LLC, a California-based company, has process and utility patent applications in place for a revolutionary medication delivery method. If successful, Alsa will hold patents for a device that delivers medications and herbal... 

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