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Introducing the Multi-Tasking Nanoparticle

August 26, 2014 2:52 pm | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used...

New Tool to Probe Cancer's Molecular Make-Up

August 26, 2014 1:50 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute based at The University of...

Robot-Assisted Prostate Removal Surgery Sees Widespread Adoption

August 26, 2014 12:44 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

A new study reveals that the US has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate...

New Biomarker Highly Promising for Predicting Breast Cancer Outcomes

August 26, 2014 11:57 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor...

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Photos of the Day: Picking Out Cancer Cells

August 26, 2014 11:10 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could...

Sorting Cells with Sound Waves

August 26, 2014 11:08 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could...

Imaging System Guides Brain Tumor Removal to Improve Patient Outcomes

August 26, 2014 10:34 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering | News | Comments

During tumor surgery, surgeons work to remove tumor tissue without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. This is particularly critical when removing brain gliomas, as damage to adjacent healthy brain tissue can have significant effects on...

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Lung Cancer Is Rarely Detected by Current X-Ray Procedures

August 25, 2014 9:59 am | by University of Oslo | News | Comments

Each year, nearly 3,000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 percent of the time. In Norway, no other forms of cancer...

Vault Nanoparticles Show Promise for Cancer Treatment and Possible HIV Cure

August 22, 2014 1:48 pm | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | News | Comments

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from UCLA and Stanford University has used a naturally occurring nanoparticle called a vault to create a novel drug delivery system that could lead to advances in the treatment of cancer and HIV. The...

Genetics and Lifestyle Have a Strong Impact on Biomarkers for Inflammation and Cancer

August 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of the significance of genetic, clinical and lifestyle factors for protein levels in the bloodstream...

Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Drug Delivering Implants

August 21, 2014 3:28 pm | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic...

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Create Custom Medical Implants

August 21, 2014 2:18 pm | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic...

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Severing Nerves May Shrink Stomach Cancers

August 21, 2014 1:56 pm | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Research from Columbia University Medical Center shows that nerves may play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) could be an effective treatment for...

Web-Based App Predicts Glioma Mutations

August 20, 2014 2:09 pm | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation. Gliomas – a type...

Novel Gene Predicts Both Breast Cancer Relapse and Response to Chemotherapy

August 20, 2014 10:37 am | by ACN Newswire | News | Comments

Scientists have made it easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and responses to chemotherapy, through the identification of a unique gene. The newly found marker could help doctors classify each breast cancer patient and customize a...

Toward the Creation of Medical Nanorobots

August 19, 2014 12:37 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots. They...

Benefits of the Connected Hospital

August 19, 2014 10:46 am | by Laird | Videos | Comments

The Connected Hospital is a vision of a fully integrated hospital where wireless technology allows care givers and patients to roam throughout the hospital while providing accurate and timely monitoring. The Connected Hospital collects the...

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Artificial Cells Act Like the Real Thing

August 18, 2014 4:21 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published in Science, Weizmann Institute...

Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 18, 2014 12:01 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition is...

Follow that Cell

August 18, 2014 11:32 am | by NIH/National Institute of Mental Health | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health is challenging science innovators to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000, by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell...

MDxHealth ConfirmMDx Biomarker Associated with the Risk of Recurrence for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Patients

August 18, 2014 10:59 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

MDxHealth SA, a leading molecular diagnostic company that develops and commercializes epigenetic tests to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, today announced that one of the ConfirmMDxfor Prostate Cancer epigenetic genes...

New ways to treat solid tumors

August 15, 2014 3:24 pm | by Monash University | News | Comments

An international team of scientists has shown that an antibody against the protein EphA3, found in the micro-environment of solid cancers, has anti-tumor effects. As EphA3 is present in normal organs only during embryonic development but is expressed in blood cancers and in solid tumors, this antibody-based approach may be a suitable candidate treatment for solid tumors.

New nanotech invention improves effectiveness of the 'penicillin of cancer'

August 15, 2014 3:12 pm | by Jared Sagoff, Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have added a new weapon to oncologists' arsenal of anti-cancer therapies. By combining magnetic nanoparticles with one of the most common and effective chemotherapy drugs, Argonne researchers have created a way to deliver anti-cancer drugs directly into the nucleus of cancer cells.

Immune cell discovery could help to halt cancer spread

August 14, 2014 2:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

Clinical trial tests COXEN model to predict best treatment for bladder cancer

August 14, 2014 10:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine being able to match a cancer's genes to the best treatment. That's the promise of COXEN (CO eXpression ExtrapolatioN) – a computer program that looks at a panel of cancer genes in a patient's tumor to predict whether it will respond to chemotherapy. Now a clinical trial recently approved by the National Cancer Institute will open at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and nationally via the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG to ...

“Trojan horse” treatment could beat brain tumors

August 13, 2014 2:55 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A "Trojan horse" treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists. The ground-breaking technique could eventually be used to treat glioblastoma multiforme, which is ...

Malaria medicine chloroquine inhibits tumor growth and metastases

August 11, 2014 4:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A recent study by investigators at VIB and KU Leuven has demonstrated that chloroquine also normalizes the abnormal blood vessels in tumors. This blood vessel normalization results in an increased barrier function on the one hand -- thereby blocking cancer cell dissemination and metastasis -- and in enhanced tumor perfusion on the other hand, which increases the response of the tumor to chemotherapy.

A*Star Scientists Make Breakthroughs in Ovarian Cancer Research

August 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) | News | Comments

Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) have found new clues to early detection and personalized treatment of ovarian cancer, currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose...

Discovery About Wound Healing Key to Understanding Cell Movement

August 8, 2014 9:01 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Research by a civil engineer from the University of Waterloo is helping shed light on the way wounds heal and may someday have implications for understanding how cancer spreads, as well as why certain birth defects occur. Professor Wayne...

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