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Medical Imaging Tech to Detect Cancer Earlier

October 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies. The potentially lifesaving technique uses nanotechnology...

Blood Test Detects Early Stage Lung Cancer

October 21, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Global Cancer Diagnostics has announced the availability of The Lung Cancer Test beginning,...

More Accurate Tests to Determine Ovarian Cancer Treatment

October 16, 2014 11:03 am | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

Researchers have devised a new test to help doctors diagnose ovarian tumors and choose the most...

Attacking Deep Cancer Tumors with Light

October 16, 2014 10:40 am | by Jim Fessenden, UMass Medical School Communications | News | Comments

An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, PhD, at the University of...

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Biological Sample Prep Time Cut from Days to Minutes

October 16, 2014 9:23 am | by Stephen P. Wampler, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

When Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers invented the field of biological accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) in the late 1980s, the process of preparing the samples was time-consuming and cumbersome. Physicists and biomedical...

The Future of Early Cancer Detection?

October 15, 2014 1:45 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time...

Biomarker Offers Diagnosis of Cancer Cause

October 15, 2014 10:50 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

CLIP2 serves as a radiation marker: After exposure to radiation from radioiodine, both the genetic activity and the protein expression are increased, as the scientists' studies were able to substantiate. CLIP2 appears to be particularly significant...

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FDA Approved Software Solution Offers Efficient Monitoring of Lung Cancer Treatment

October 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University’s imaging software that facilitates 3D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation module of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning system and has received FDA...

New Technique Enables Accurate PET Scans

October 13, 2014 2:16 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A novel technique which reduces image degradation caused by respiratory motion during a PET scan was developed in a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. PET scanning is routinely used to detect cancer and heart conditions. The new technique is based on bioimpedance measurement...

Detecting Prostate Cancer with Urine

October 13, 2014 11:15 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals. The study sets the stage for the...

Effectiveness of Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by Jen Jenkinson | Articles | Comments

More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than any other malignancy around the world, with around 200,000 new diagnoses in the US each year1. Unfortunately, lung cancer has a poor survival rate, with about 150,000 deaths annually from the disease...

RFID Technology Localizes Breast Tumors

October 10, 2014 11:40 am | by UW-Madison | News | Comments

Breast cancer may inspire more public discussion, advocacy, and charitable giving than almost any other disease besides HIV and AIDS. But people rarely talk about the specific experiences to which cancer patients are subjected. Especially the...

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Orthopedic Implants Could Cause Skin Cancer

October 10, 2014 11:22 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer...

Tracking Metastatic Cancer Through the Blood

October 9, 2014 10:07 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

The genetic fingerprint of a metastatic cancer is constantly changing, which means that the therapy that may have stopped a patient's cancer growth today, won't necessarily work tomorrow. Although doctors can continue to biopsy the cancer...

Rubber Lab-on-a-Chip Could Revolutionize Cancer Diagnosis

October 8, 2014 10:17 am | by University of Kansas | News | Comments

Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that...

Detecting Colon Cancer Earlier

October 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Université du Luxembourg | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have identified potential new ways to test for the first signs of one of the most deadly types of cancer: colorectal cancer. They have found new “biomarkers”: molecules whose increased presence or...

The Skin Cancer Selfie

October 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is almost always curable. Now a camera...

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Cancer Causing Breast Implants?

October 6, 2014 11:00 am | by Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien | News | Comments

An international research group including Viennese pathologist Lukas Kenner has reviewed cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumours at a later stage. The researchers conclude that breast...

Diagnosing Cancer with Yogurt

October 6, 2014 9:34 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Even though I’m not personally a fan, even I’m aware of the many benefits yogurt offers. From improving your gut to potentially contributing to a lower blood pressure, perhaps a yogurt a day keeps the doctor away. But does it also keep the cancer...

Biomarker Enables the Prediction of Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

October 3, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a biomarker living next door to the KLK3 gene that can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will have a more aggressive form of cancer. The results reported...

'Virtual Breast' Could Improve Cancer Detection

October 1, 2014 2:54 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That's why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are imperfect at...

Photos of the Day: Drug Injections via a Pill

October 1, 2014 11:43 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have devised a novel drug capsule coated with tiny needles that can inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach after the capsule is swallowed. When the pill reaches the desired...

New Drug-Delivery Capsule May Replace Injections

October 1, 2014 11:42 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection. Unfortunately, many drugs, especially those made from large proteins, cannot be given as a pill because they get broken down in the stomach before...

Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

September 29, 2014 2:22 pm | by University of Alabama Huntsville | News | Comments

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering...

Researchers Identify Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease...

Data Presented on the Oncotype DX Test and Precision Oncology

September 29, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In line with this year’s theme for the annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress - ‘Precision Medicine in Cancer Care’ - Genomic Health presented results from multiple studies across different cancer types demonstrating how...

Simple Blood Test Could Be Used as Tool for Early Cancer Diagnosis

September 25, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Exeter. Hypercalcaemia is the...

The Mechanics of Tissue Growth

September 24, 2014 12:03 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

When the body forms new tissues during the healing process, cells must be able to communicate with each other. For years, scientists believed this communication happened primarily through chemical signaling. Now researchers at Carnegie Mellon...

Collaboration for Development of Blood Test for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer

September 24, 2014 10:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Global Discovery Biosciences, a laboratory dedicated to leveraging research and technology to conquer some of the biggest healthcare challenges, announces their collaboration with IPMD, Inc. to develop a simple and highly accurate blood test...

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