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New Device Isolates Most Aggressive Cancer Cells

June 4, 2014 3:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Not all cancer cells are created equal – some stay put in the primary tumor, while others move and invade elsewhere. A major goal for cancer research is predicting which cells will metastasize, and why. A Cornell cancer research team is...

New Challenges/Opportunities for Medical Device Manufacturers Forged by the ACA

June 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by Claudio Bellini, COO, COSMED USA | Blogs | Comments

Amid all the back-and-forth political discussion and controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, one fact is clear: more people will have access to traditional healthcare services than ever before. And with that reality, it has become...

FDA Approval of GE’s Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System

June 3, 2014 3:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced FDA approval and the U.S. launch of their new breast imaging technology, the Invenia ABUS, proven to help clinicians find 35.7% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone. In keeping with a...

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New Test Increases Sensitivity of HPV Detection in Cancer

June 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Sanford Health | News | Comments

Researchers from Sanford Health and Chronix Biomedical announced that results from a pilot study demonstrating the utility of a new cancer panel to detect previously undetected viral and cancer mutations were reported in a poster presentation...

One Step Closer to a Breath Test for Lung Cancer

June 2, 2014 12:16 pm | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with...

'Quadrapeutics' Works in Preclinical Study of Hard-to-Treat Tumors

June 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells – often by blowing them apart – without...

Grant Will Further Investigation of Alternative Method of Detecting, Treating Breast Cancer

May 30, 2014 3:18 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $388,913 grant to an electrical engineering professor at the University of Arkansas to further her work on an alternative, noninvasive method of detecting breast cancer in excised...

System Isolates and Captures Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood Sample

May 30, 2014 10:59 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Clearbridge BioMedics will launch its ClearCell FX System at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014 Annual Meeting. This is Clearbridge BioMedics' next-generation device that is able to isolate and capture circulating...

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Dako and Merck to Collaborate on Companion Diagnostic Cancer Test

May 30, 2014 10:35 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics , today announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc. ( known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through an affiliate) to develop a companion...

Study Affirms Value of Epigenetic Test for Markers of Prostate Cancer

May 28, 2014 3:18 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A multicenter team of researchers report that a commercial test designed to rule out the presence of genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer may be accurate enough to exclude the need for repeat prostate biopsies in many — if not most — men...

‘Nanodaisies’ Deliver Drug Cocktail to Cancer Cells

May 28, 2014 1:52 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed daisy-shaped, nanoscale structures that are made predominantly of anti-cancer drugs and are capable of introducing a “cocktail” of multiple drugs into cancer cells. The researchers are all...

Detecting Lung Cancer Earlier Using Mucus from Lungs

May 28, 2014 11:44 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

VisionGate Inc., an in vitro diagnostics company that is developing a revolutionary, non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer and other applications, announced that positive results from a clinical study of its LuCED lung...

Artificial Lung the Size of a Sugar Cube

May 27, 2014 12:24 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3D model lung is set to achieve more precise results and...  

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Major Grant Supports New Oxford Center for Drug Delivery Devices

May 23, 2014 9:54 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) | News | Comments

Cancer therapy drugs tend to achieve limited accumulation and poor penetration in tumors, reducing their effectiveness. For many years, the only methods used to improve drug uptake by tumors have been pharmacological, and these have had...

Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging Solution Honored as Finalist in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

May 22, 2014 2:10 pm | by Sunrise Labs Inc. | News | Comments

Sunrise Labs is pleased to announce that their client, Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging  (MBI) Solution has been selected as a finalist in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design...

Image Fusion-Guided Biopsy Improves Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

May 22, 2014 9:22 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

A recent study by investigators from LIJ Medical Center demonstrated that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men with an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) resulted in a prostate cancer detection rate that was twice as high as...

Studying Cancer in Space

May 21, 2014 11:24 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

The multi-national efforts that go into research aboard the International Space Station show that working together can yield results with universal benefits. This is especially the case when talking about human health concerns such as...  

World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor for Drug Delivery

May 21, 2014 11:04 am | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature...

New Laser to Watch DNA-Proteins Interactions

May 21, 2014 10:15 am | by youris.com | News | Comments

Within the framework of the European ATLAS project, a team of researchers in Naples has created a LASER-based prototype that could revolutionize medicine and our knowledge of the human genome. The project, brainchild of brother...

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...

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..."

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