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Study to Test Possible Oral Cancer Detection Tool

June 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center will collaborate on a pilot study to examine whether an abundance of naturally occurring antibacterial...

Nanoparticles Aid in Microscopic Cancer Detection

June 16, 2014 11:52 am | by INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH | News | Comments

Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracellular environment. But because they are...

Nanoscale Composites Improve MRI

June 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. Scientists at Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research...

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Imaging Tools Help Radiologists Diagnose Lung Cancer, Save Lives

June 13, 2014 12:02 pm | by Rochester Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United...

Compact Proton Therapy for Fight Against Cancer

June 12, 2014 4:33 pm | by HZDR | News | Comments

The future face of modern-day anti-cancer therapy based on charged particles like protons could potentially involve using laser accelerators. However, these facilities will need to be reduced in terms of both size and cost compared to conventional ones. In the scientific journal, "Applied Physics B" Dresden medical physicist Umar Masood is the first to ...

Towards New Cancer Therapies

June 10, 2014 4:23 pm | by youris.com | News | Comments

In 2012, about 8.2 million people died of cancer making the disease a major cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO World Cancer Report 2014, this figure is expected to rise within the next two decades. But new drugs are already in the pipeline. Since the end of ...

Radioluminescence Tells the Story of Single Cells

June 10, 2014 4:18 pm | by Kimberly Brown, Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

With a new molecular imaging system powerful enough to peer down to 20-micrometer resolution, researchers can now use radioluminescence to examine the characteristics of single, unconnected cells. The result is a fascinating picture of diversity among ...

Enzyme-Inhibition Could Revolutionize Molecular Imaging

June 10, 2014 4:16 pm | by Kimberly Brown, Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

The prominent role a single enzyme plays in cancer imaging has eluded researchers for years, but not anymore. This discovery could pave new avenues in nuclear medicine. The enzyme, called neutral endopeptidase (NEP), has a way of ...  

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Toshiba Introduces New Patient-Friendly PET/CT System

June 10, 2014 3:57 pm | by Toshiba | News | Comments

Oncology departments can now provide their patients with a better PET/CT imaging experience using Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s all-new Celesteion (pending 510(k) clearance). The versatile system combines ...      

Targeting Tumors Using Silver Nanoparticles

June 9, 2014 9:23 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique — and important — properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor...

Endoscope with an Oxygen Sensor Detects Pancreatic Cancer

June 6, 2014 11:53 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple endoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The study, published in GIE: Gastrointestinal...

Biomarkers Accurately Distinguish Mesothelioma from Non-Cancerous Tissue

June 6, 2014 11:15 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Scientists have identified four biomarkers that may help resolve the difficult differential diagnosis between malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-cancerous pleural tissue with reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). This is a...

Prostate Cancer Biomarkers Identified in Seminal Fluid

June 6, 2014 10:52 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Improved diagnosis and management of one of the most common cancers in men – prostate cancer – could result from research at the University of Adelaide, which has discovered that seminal fluid (semen) contains biomarkers for the disease...

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Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn to Telemedicine

June 6, 2014 10:40 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the...

Research Could Lead to New Cancer Assay

June 5, 2014 3:20 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma – the most common cause of bladder cancer – and may lead to a new assay which could better...

Short Nanotubes Target Pancreatic Cancer

June 5, 2014 2:21 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Pristine... 

'Liquid Biopsy' Offers New Way to Track Lung Cancer

June 5, 2014 11:21 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists have shown how a lung cancer patient's blood sample could be used to monitor and predict their response to treatment – paving the way for personalized medicine for the disease. The recent study, published in the journal Nature...

New Test Predicts if Breast Cancer Will Spread

June 5, 2014 11:06 am | by Albert Einstein College of Medicine | News | Comments

The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and was published...

Institute of Cancer Research Joins Consortium to Develop MRI-Guided Therapy System for Cancer Treatment

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Elekta and Royal Philips announced today that The Institute of Cancer Research, London, a world-leading cancer research institution, working with its clinical partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will join the Elekta MR Linac...

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...

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...

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