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To Improve MRI Cancer Detection, Just Add Sugar

March 27, 2015 9:31 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a Johns Hopkins study suggest that MRI could one day make...

New Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer Possible

March 27, 2015 9:18 am | by VIB - Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology | News | Comments

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common...

Full Body Scanner Simplifies Early Skin Cancer Detection

March 26, 2015 11:07 am | by Saxony-Anhalt | News | Comments

Researching doctors and medical technicians in Magdeburg have developed a device that has...

Scalp Cooler Prevents Hair Loss in Chemotherapy Patients

March 26, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Hair loss is one of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment and can even deter...

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A Wristband that Destroys Cancer Cells

March 25, 2015 3:54 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

As it turns out, Google has now secured a patent for a potentially cancer cell-destroying wrist-worn device. For lack of better words, that’s pretty awesome. Winning the war against cancer may very well be all in the wrist. Take that, cancer!

Infographic: How Technology Is Saving Lives: The Healthcare Revolution

March 25, 2015 11:00 am | by Devin Jollimore, Training Coordinator, Mission Safety Services | News | Comments

Technology has many uses. The use of technology is increasing and with it so is the ability to use it to improve our quality of life. The medical and healthcare sectors have experienced rapid change and the positive impact this is having...

Immunomagnetic Assay On-a-Chip Captures, Analyzes Circulating Tumor Cells

March 25, 2015 9:21 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | News | Comments

To quantify rare tumor markers that will allow oncologists to make prognoses and select therapies, John X.J. Zhang, PhD led a team of bioengineers from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in demonstrating a novel system that...

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Blood Test Can Help Bowel Cancer Patients Avoid Drug Side-Effects

March 25, 2015 9:09 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Manchester researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy. Colorectal, or bowel, cancer is the second biggest cancer...

Tampons Could Help Predict Endometrial Cancer

March 24, 2015 3:20 pm | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that it is possible to detect endometrial cancer using tumor DNA picked up by ordinary tampons. The new approach specifically examines DNA samples from vaginal secretions for the presence of chemical "off"...

Tiny 'Glass Bubbles' Show Promising Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

March 24, 2015 9:48 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic...

Blood Test for Cancer Cells Provides Early Treatment Failure Warning

March 24, 2015 9:23 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumors into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study shows. Researchers showed that measuring the numbers of circulating...

3D Printing Medical Devices in Just Minutes

March 20, 2015 10:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Today, I was honestly flabbergasted over what crossed my path. In a TED video, I watched as Joseph DiSimone, CEO of Carbon3D, spoke about a new approach to 3D printing that didn’t involve layer after layer of 2D printing being performed to create a 3D part...

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Kidney Cancer Detected Early with Urine Test

March 20, 2015 9:20 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

If kidney cancer is diagnosed early -- before it spreads -- 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease's greatest challenges. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

mHealth App Ideal for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention

March 19, 2015 9:31 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

Interviewing women at a breast-imaging center in an urban safety net institution before and after they used a "mHealth" mobile health app on a tablet, Elissa Ozanne, PhD from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and colleagues concluded that...

'Buckybombs' Trigger Tiny Explosions to Kill Cancer Cells

March 19, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene - soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties. Now, 20 years later, scientists have...

Top 5 Medical Devices from SXSW 2015

March 17, 2015 4:24 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The SX Health and MedTech Expo was presented for the first time on March 16th and 17th, the last two days of SXSW's "Interactive" portion. The stage was host to programming and panels, providing opportunities to learn from leading experts...

Imaging Therapies for Pets

March 16, 2015 9:28 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Recent years have seen breakneck innovation in the field of radiology, from MRI-guided biopsies, to image-guided stenting, to ways to lower radiation dosage while preserving image quality. Now, a dedicated center at the Johns Hopkins University...

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'Nomogram' Predicts Liver Cancer Recurrence in Transplant Patients

March 13, 2015 11:02 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA transplant researchers have developed a novel method to more accurately calculate the risk of disease recurring in people with liver cancer who have undergone a liver transplant. The approach gives physicians a new tool to help make...

Genome-Editing Technology Kills Lymphoma Cells

March 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | News | Comments

Melbourne researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy. Using the technology, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute were able to kill human lymphoma...

Mobile App to Track Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experiences

March 11, 2015 9:29 am | by Reggie Kumar, University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA cancer research pioneer Dr. Patricia Ganz and collaborators Apple and Sage Bionetworks today announced the launch of Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer, a patient-centered mobile app that empowers women...

New Imaging Technique for Improved Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment

March 11, 2015 9:22 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

A research team including NIBIB-funded scientists has developed an improved MRI technique with the potential to provide more precise and effective treatment for prostate cancer. The imaging technique improves upon standard MRI to obtain clearer...

Quick and Early Diagnosis of Cancer with Two or Three Drops of Blood

March 6, 2015 10:12 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

To develop a device based on nanophotonic technology that enables a quick and early diagnosis of different types of cancer –specifically breast, prostate, lung and colorectal– analyzing only two or three drops of blood. This is the objective of...

Unregulated Internet Marketing of Cancer-Related Gene Tests

March 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically...

Genetic Breast Cancer Test Predicts Metastatic Risk and Chemotherapy Benefits

March 6, 2015 9:33 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

A genetic test for patients with breast cancer that helps to predict the risk of developing metastatic disease and the expected benefits of chemotherapy has been adopted quickly into clinical practice in a study of older patients and it appears...

Nanoparticles Provide Local Treatment of Lung Cancer

March 6, 2015 9:27 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

Nanoparticles are extremely small particles that can be modified for a variety of uses in the medical field. For example, nanoparticles can be engineered to be able to transport medicines specifically to the disease site while not interfering...

Genomic Editing Technology Reveals and 'Turns Off' Cancer-Related Genes

March 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

For the first time, CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology has been employed in a whole organism model to systematically target every gene in the genome. A team of scientists at the Broad Institute and MIT's David H. Koch Institute for Integrative...

Magnetic Material Attracts Attention for Cancer Therapy

March 5, 2015 10:31 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

An extraordinary self-regulating heating effect that can be achieved in a particular type of magnetic material may open the doors to a new strategy for hyperthermia cancer treatment. Temperatures that can be tolerated by healthy body cells...

Manipulating Cells' Shapes to Treat Breast Cancer

March 4, 2015 10:43 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Changing the shape of breast cancer cells could make the disease more sensitive to treatments - even driving the body's own inflammatory response against a tumor - a new study shows. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London...

Flower-Like Magnetic Nanoparticles Target Difficult Tumors

March 3, 2015 2:12 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next-generation magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) may soon be treating difficult...

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