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Chemotherapy at Home

November 15, 2013 11:01 am | by Harvard College | News | Comments

Four Harvard College undergraduates who invented a chemotherapy patch have won second place in the national Collegiate Inventors Competition. The competition, operated by Invent Now and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, serves as a...  

Personalized Medicine: The Future Is Now

November 14, 2013 3:47 pm | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA | Blogs | Comments

The difference between science and science fiction is a line that seems ever harder to distinguish, thanks in part to a host of astonishing advances in medical science that are helping to create a new age of promise and possibility for patients...

Medtronic’s Surgical Device Reduces Thermal Damage in Breast Surgery

November 14, 2013 2:53 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will affect women in the United States in 2013. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer...


Early Stages of Breast Cancer Could Soon Be Diagnosed from Blood Samples

November 14, 2013 2:27 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

What could someday be the first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer was shown in preliminary studies to successfully identify the presence of breast cancer cells from serum biomarkers, say the Houston Methodist Research Institute...

Copper Intake Makes Tumors Breathe

November 14, 2013 2:23 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Copper imbalances have been associated with a number of pathological conditions, including cancer. Publishing in PNAS scientists at EPFL have found that copper in drinking water – given at the maximum levels permitted in public water supplies...

Canada's Verisante raises $1.1M for cancer detection

November 14, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Canada-based Verisante Technology touted the close of its $1.1 million prospectus offering, raised through sales of common shares together with common share warrants at 19¢ per bundle. The company plans to use the funds to advance its Aura...

New Statistical Tools Being Developed for Mining Cancer Data

November 13, 2013 10:47 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the University of Texas at Austin are working together to create new statistical tools that can find clues about cancer that are hidden like needles in enormous haystacks of...

ApoCell Receives $1 Million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract to Develop a Point-of-Care Clinical Device for Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Isolation

November 13, 2013 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ApoCell, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a two-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the further development of its ApoStream® technology as a point-of-care (POC)...


Excellence in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Outcomes

November 12, 2013 3:42 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Currently more than 240,000 men are diagnosed yearly with prostate cancer while it is projected through SEER data that 500,000 men will be diagnosed within approximately 5 years. Additionally, prostate cancer is the most dominant (non-cutaneous)...

Biomaterial-Delivered Chemotherapy Could Provide Final Blow to Brain Tumors

November 12, 2013 11:35 am | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

A polymer originally designed to help mend broken bones could be successful in delivering chemotherapy drugs directly to the brains of patients suffering from brain tumors, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered...  

Technique to Manipulate Virus Makes It a Possible Cancer Treatment

November 12, 2013 9:55 am | by Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue University | News | Comments

Purdue University researchers successfully eliminated the native infection preferences of a Sindbis virus engineered to target and kill cancer cells, a milestone in the manipulation of this promising viral vector. "This virus had been known to...

‘Tumor-on-a-Chip’ Technology Offers New Direction

November 11, 2013 4:27 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

A two-year collaboration between the Chan and the Rocheleau labs at the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) has led to the development of a new microfluidics screening platform that can accurately predict the way...

Star Trek for Real? Device Is Like Fictional Tricorder

November 11, 2013 1:12 pm | by Caliber I.D. | News | Comments

That the future is here with a state-of-the-art version of the tricorder is due to a highly innovative medical device company, Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (Caliber I.D.). Based in Boston and Rochester, it is a leader in noninvasive optical biopsies...


Lightpoint Medical and Sagentia Win £125,000 Award in TSB Photonics for Health Competition

November 11, 2013 9:49 am | by Sagentia | News | Comments

Lightpoint Medical and Sagentia Technology & Product Development announced today that they have jointly received a grant award in the Photonics for Health Competition sponsored by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board...

Photos of the Day: This Patch Regrows Bone & Camera Detects Tumors

November 7, 2013 1:17 pm | by MDT Staff | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Iowa have created an implantable bio patch that regrows bone in a living body, using existing cells, and a new camera displays colored structures by means of ...         

Special Camera Detects Tumors

November 7, 2013 1:14 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Cancer patients have the highest probability of recovering if tumors are completely removed. However, tiny clusters of cancer cells are often difficult for surgeons to recognize and remove. A camera makes hidden tumors visible during an operation.

Colon Cancer Testing May Be Leveling Off in U.S.

November 5, 2013 2:54 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

After years of increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off. A large government survey of older adults last year found about two-thirds had gotten the recommended screening. That's the same level as ...      

Photos of the Day: Space Robots Diagnose Cancer

November 4, 2013 2:43 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The goal for a team of collaborative researchers with the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii) in Canada is to help speed the diagnosis of breast cancer. They are scheduled to enter an advanced platform into ...    

Special Camera Detects Tumors

November 4, 2013 10:11 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Cancer patients have the highest probability of recovering if tumors are completely removed. However, tiny clusters of cancer cells are often difficult for surgeons to recognize and remove. A camera makes hidden tumors ...   

Radiation Therapy in a Smaller Package

November 1, 2013 11:53 am | by University of North Carolina | News | Comments

Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) provides tremendous promise for cancer patients through its ability to destroy tumor cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. Yet research into its clinical use has been limited by the sheer size of the...

Technology Helps Surgeons See Cancer Tissue

October 31, 2013 11:30 am | by Purdue Research Park | News | Comments

OnTarget Laboratories LLC has teamed with partners in academia to test a novel optical imaging technology developed at Purdue University that could help surgeons see cancer tissue during surgery. The technology, developed by Philip Low...  

Imaging Breast Cancer with Light

October 31, 2013 11:25 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer deaths among women worldwide. Routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early and allowing doctors to address it at this critical stage...

Next-Generation Sequencing for Patients with Advanced Cancers

October 31, 2013 9:15 am | by Steve Yozwiak, The Translational Genomics Research Institute | News | Comments

A pilot study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare shows that, even for patients with advanced and rapidly transforming cancer, researchers can ...  

Four Myths About Melanoma

October 30, 2013 3:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

When it comes to melanoma and other skin cancers, misconceptions abound. It is important to understand what will help prevent them and what might actually increase a person's risk. Here are four common myths related to melanoma and other...

Measuring Hormones Could Help Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

October 29, 2013 6:05 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Including the levels of several hormones in currently used breast cancer risk prediction models improves prediction, and this could help better identify women who would benefit from chemoprevention, according to results presented here at the...

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