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We have known for well over a century that exposure to certain environmental agents can result in DNA mutations that ultimately cause cancer. However, it has been tricky to explicitly link specific tumors to individual culprits, such as UV light or tobacco smoke. Now a team of UK scientists has for the first time developed a way to identify specific mutational signatures in tumors that can
Compelling research, led by a team from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered a drug originally developed as a cancer treatment may be repurposed to target a variety of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's. Despite proving to be ineffective in treating cancer, the new drug has been shown to be safe for humans and early mouse studies suggest it could have p
X-rays and MRIs can be very effective ways to detect breast cancer in its early stages, but given the commonness of the disease scientists are always looking at ways to improve diagnostic methods any way they can. Researchers in Vienna are making some promising progress in this area, developing a new method that revolves around a waistcoat packed with flexible radio frequency coils... Cont
The earlier cancer is detected, the better the odds of treating it. But of course tumors can be hard to spot until they get to a certain size, at which point it might be too late. Now MIT researchers have developed a new optical imaging system that could be used to spot tiny tumors deep inside the body... Continue Reading MIT's "DOLPHIN" could spot tiny tumors for early cancer detection C
A common oral bacteria has been found to release a molecule that accelerates the growth of colorectal cancers. The impressive new research could lead to new cancer treatments as well as offer a valuable biomarker to help doctors identify potentially aggressive cancers... Continue Reading The unusual bacterial link between colorectal cancer and tooth decay Category: Science Tags:
A team of scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology in Australia has demonstrated a new, cheap and fast device that can detect floating cancer cells in a tiny blood sample... Continue Reading Microfluidic device promises cheap and fast detection of cancer cells in blood Category: Science Tags: Blood Cancer D
An international team of researchers, from Imperial College London and the University of Melbourne in Australia, has demonstrated a new AI system that can effectively predict survival rates from ovarian cancer better than any current conventional method available to doctors... Continue Reading AI system four times better at predicting ovarian cancer patient survival than other methods Cat
Chemotherapy drugs are effective at killing cancer cells – but unfortunately, they're also pretty good at killing healthy cells. Making these drugs more selective for tumors is a key area of research, and now a team at ETH Zurich has found a way to keep a common treatment – platinum nanoparticles – on target... Continue Reading New chemo drug keeps platinum nanoparticles on target for live
Cancer is a complicated disease. Tumors are made up of many different types of cancer cells, and our current treatment techniques can't always clear them all out. Now, a team of Oxford researchers has developed a way to track the genetic "life histories" of thousands of individual cancer cells at once, which may lead to more effective and personalized cancer treatments... Continue Reading
Pancreatic cancer is not the most common of cancers, but it is one of the most deadly. The American Cancer Society found that just 8 percent of people diagnosed with the cancer will live more than five years. This is the lowest five-year survival rate of the more than 20 different common cancers surveyed. A fascinating new study inspired by traditional Chinese medicine could offer a promis


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