New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors Written by Honor Whiteman | Healthline News |Published on March 6, 2017 | See Original Here Researchers say using DNA signatures may provide a diagnostic tool for cancer that isn't invasive.   New research shows promise for a blood test that not only identifies cancer but also pinpoints precisely where…
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Instead of starving a cancer, researchers go after its defenses

Instead of starving a cancer, researchers go after its defenses Oxygen deprivation can propel tumor growth and spread BY LAURA BEIL | FEBRUARY 22, 2017 | ScienceNews | See Original Here | Magazine issue: Vol. 191 No. 4, March 4, 2017, p. 24 Oxygen Depreivation: Cancer cells (shown in blue) surround a blod vessel (red) in a mouse tumor. ells…
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Immunotherapy: Could the Human Body Be Trained to Fight Cancer?

Immunotherapy: Could the Human Body Be Trained to Fight Cancer? Live Science - Health | By Balveen Kaurand  & Pravin Kaumaya, The Ohio State University | February 5, 2017 07:34am ET | See Original Here This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The human immune…
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Potential new drug class hits multiple cancer cell targets, boosting efficacy and safety

Potential new drug class hits multiple cancer cell targets, boosting efficacy and safety Date: February 1, 2017 | Source: University of California San Diego Health Sciences | See Original Here Summary: A potential new class of anti-cancer drugs inhibits two or more molecular targets at once, maximizing therapeutic efficiency and safety, report scientists. MYC is…
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National Cancer Institute and drug companies aim to speed up clinical trials

National Cancer Institute and drug companies aim to speed up clinical trials By Laurie McGinley  | January 11 | Washington Post | See Original Here A squamous cancer cell, in white, is attacked by two T cells, in red, as part of an immune response. (Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine/National Cancer Institute) The…
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Company Will Raise $1 Billion To Create Blood Test To Detect Cancer

Company Will Raise $1 Billion To Create Blood Test To Detect Cancer Jan 5, 2017 | Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff | See Original Here Jeff Huber Grail, a San Francisco startup that aims to invent a blood test that can detect cancer early, announced this afternoon that it plans to raise $1 billion in venture capital in…
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Using immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs

Using immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs Date: January 3, 2017 | Source: Penn State Materials Research Institute | See Original Here Summary: Biomedical engineers have created a smart, targeted drug delivery system using immune cells to attack cancers. Artist's conception of nanoparticle-carrying immune cells that target tumors and release drug-loaded nanoparticles for cancer treatment.…
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Genetic complexity of cancer cells within the same tumor

Genetic complexity of cancer cells within the same tumor Pioneering research identifies more than 2,000 mutations and illustrates treatment challenges Date: December 28, 2016 | Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | See Original HereSummary: A new study dramatically illustrates the complexity of cancer by identifying more than 2,000 genetic mutations in tissue samples of esophageal tumors. The findings reveal that even…
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Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery

Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery Date: December 20, 2016 Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center Summary: Researchers have invented a transistor-like threshold sensor that can illuminate cancer tissue, helping surgeons more accurately distinguish cancerous from normal tissue. See Original Here Dr. Darab Syner (left) and Dr. Jinming Gao (right)…
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One Obstacle to Curing Cancer: Patient Data Isn’t Shared

One Obstacle to Curing Cancer: Patient Data Isn’t Shared By Richard G. Haermesh and Kathy Giusti | Harvard Business Review | Noember 28, 2016 | See Original Here Scientific efforts to find cures for cancer will be severely hampered if the scientific community does not change the ways in which patient data is collected, shared,…
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