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Brain Tumor Treated Using Sound Waves

April 4, 2014 12:09 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have successfully used focused ultrasound for the first time to non-invasively ablate part of a recurrent glioma tumor through a patient’s intact skull. The procedure was performed to assess the feasibility...

Fighting Cancer with Lasers and Nanoballoons that Pop

April 3, 2014 12:24 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but they're not so efficient at getting where they need to go. They often interact with blood, bone marrow and other healthy bodily systems. This dilutes the drugs and causes unwanted side...

Team Identifies Novel Biomarker for Head and Neck Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

April 3, 2014 12:14 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

A team led by a scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a new biomarker linked to better outcomes of patients with head and neck cancers and non-small cell lung cancer. The work could help...

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Nanoparticles Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

April 3, 2014 11:32 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumour cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the...

PeriRx LLC's Breakthrough Salivary Test to Aid in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

April 3, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PeriRx LLC, a premier developer of breakthrough, non-invasive, oral diagnostic technology recently announced that it will be introducing the world's most clinically advanced and scientifically validated molecular DNA biomarker test for oral...

Cepheid Announces European Release of a 60-Minute Test for Cervical Cancer-Related Human Papillomaviruses

April 2, 2014 7:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cepheid today announced the release of Xpert HPV, a 60-minute test for cervical cancer-related human papillomaviruses to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on...

Digital Mammography Reduces Recall and Biopsy Rates

April 1, 2014 11:44 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that...

A Noninvasive Test Can Help Predict Bladder Cancer Recurrence

April 1, 2014 12:23 am | by AACR | News | Comments

A DNA methylation marker test done on urine samples collected from patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) can predict tumor recurrence with high sensitivity and specificity, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer...

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Photos of the Day: Watson vs. Brain Cancer (Infographic)

March 28, 2014 11:20 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM and NYGC's computational biology experts are renowned for accelerating life sciences discoveries using deep analytical approaches and next generation information technologies. The system, expected to be deployed as a cloud-based...  

IBM’s Watson Takes on Brain Cancer

March 28, 2014 11:17 am | by IBM | News | Comments

New York Genome Center (NYGC) and IBM are collaborating to analyze genetic data to accelerate the race to personalized, life-saving treatment for brain cancer patients. IBM's Watson cognitive computing system will be designed to analyze the...

Biomarkers Predict Effectiveness of Radiation Treatments

March 27, 2014 4:11 pm | by Beaumont Research | News | Comments

An international team of researchers, led by Beaumont Health System’s Jan Akervall, M.D., Ph.D., looked at biomarkers to determine the effectiveness of radiation treatments for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. They identified two markers that ...

3D MRI Scans May Offer Better Way to Predict Survival After Chemo

March 27, 2014 10:57 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue to quickly show whether highly toxic chemotherapy – delivered directly through ...

Detecting Tumor Markers Easily

March 26, 2014 2:42 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Blood is just teeming with proteins. It's not easy there to identify specialized tumor markers indicating the presence of cancer. A new method now enables diagnostics to be carried out in ...         

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Can MedTech Keep Up with Consumers’ Great Expectations?

March 25, 2014 8:44 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Consumer medical technology is one of the broadest medical device sectors with the most opportunity. It holds the most demand and promise for newcomers and long-time players alike, but if medical device makers do not jump on this opportunity...

New Method Can Diagnose a Feared Form of Cancer

March 21, 2014 11:46 am | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The University od Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method which identifies the cancer’s visible precursors...

Discovery of Giant Macrophages in the Blood of Cancer Patients

March 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Creatv MicroTech | News | Comments

Creatv MicroTech, Inc. collaborates with cancer researchers from a number of universities to study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients. When cancers become advanced, tumor cells from the primary tumor can enter...

Catching Cancer Cells

March 20, 2014 11:54 am | by University of Michigan | Videos | Comments

Could cancer be diagnosed with a simple blood test? A new chip can trap the one cancer cell in a billion normal cells. Sunitha Nagrath and her lab developed the chip with other members of the Translational Oncology team, which seeks to...

IBM's Watson to Help Sequence Cancer DNA

March 19, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM and its Watson cloud computing system are partnering with the New York Genome Center to help it sequence DNA for the treatment of brain cancer. New York Genome will use IBM's "Jeopardy!" champion system to sequence the DNA of cancer...

Genetic Test Could Improve Colon Cancer Screening

March 19, 2014 11:16 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

A non-invasive test that includes detection of the genetic abnormalities related to cancer could significantly improve the effectiveness of colon cancer screening, according to research published by a team of scientists including David... 

Using Big Data to Identify Triple-Negative Breast, Oropharyngeal, and Lung Cancers

March 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving cancers or non-cancerous lesions with 95 percent...  

Study: EndoChoice Fuse System Detects Significantly More Pre-Cancerous Polyps

March 19, 2014 7:29 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EndoChoice® today announced that positive results of a pivotal comparison study of standard forward-viewing colonoscopy (SFV) and EndoChoice's Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ System (Fuse™) were published in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology...

New Hope for Early Detection of Stomach Cancer

March 17, 2014 4:18 pm | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

University of Adelaide research has provided new hope for the early detection of stomach cancer with the identification of four new biomarkers in the blood of human cancer patients. Stomach or gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer...

Surgeons Using 3D Technology in OR

March 17, 2014 12:04 pm | Videos | Comments

CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot talks with two Chicago surgeons who are wearing 3D glasses in the operating room. In one procedure, they used the technology to remove a brain tumor via a patient’s nose.        

Researchers Create a Mouse that Expresses a Fluorescing ‘Biosensor’ in Every Cell of Its Body

March 17, 2014 11:14 am | by Garvan Institute | News | Comments

Scientists from the UK and Australia have created a mouse that expresses a fluorescing ‘biosensor’ in every cell of its body, allowing diseased cells and drugs to be tracked and evaluated in real time and in three dimensions. This biosensor...

New Findings Show Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

March 14, 2014 12:05 pm | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data...

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