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Essential Science: First genome-wide cancer map produced

An interesting new map shows over 760 genetic dependencies across multiple cancers. The map suggests new opportunities for developing innovative cancer treatments for scientists and start-up biotech.

Diagnostic tool printed for portable disease testing

Scientists from Duke University have used an inkjet printed tool for conducting diagnostic testing for use in point-of-care settings. The aim is to screen patients for markers of specific diseases.

Handheld digital probe aids cancer screening

Montreal - A new device, devices by Canadian technologists, can help patients with common forms of cancer survive for longer and with a reduced risk of recurrence. The device is a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe.

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women: study

Miami - Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus and breasts, a US study found Tuesday.

Advances in cancer screening through digitization

Tokyo - Researchers in Japan have developed a new model for the assessment of tumors using a laser imaging model. The method has been successfully compared with more conventional technologies.

Machine learning assists with healthcare cancer screening

IBM’s supercomputer Watson, which is capable of complex artificial intelligence, has made progress in the scanning and detection of cancer. This development is set to aid the healthcare community and its an example of the digitization of healthcare.

Laser technology helps medics track tumor growth

Evanston - Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a laser design platform that uses multicolored light to track for tumor growth. The application will be used by medical facilities and it offers an advance on current methods.

Tailor-made cancer 'vaccine' proves safe: trial results

Paris - Two experimental treatments for skin cancer, tailor-made to target a particular patient's tumours, proved safe in small-scale trials, their developers reported Wednesday.

Injectable nanoparticles delay tumor progression

Virus particles, which normally infect potatoes, have been adapted to act as cancer drug delivery devices. Trials have been successfully attempted using mice.

'Sticky' nanoparticles help boost body's cancer defenses

Following cancer treatment the immune system will start to track down and kill cancerous cells. To enhance this process researchers have experimented with nanoparticles, designed to enhance cancer treatment.

New prostate cancer test helps target treatment

London - A new prostate cancer blood test can help to target treatment by pinpointing more precisely where cancerous cells are. This fist with the paradigm of precision medicine.

Everyday chemical in new cancer risk

A new study highlights a concern with byproducts of alcohol (called aldehydes). These chemicals can, under certain conditions, trigger cancer by altering the ability of human cells to repair damaged DNA.

One million sign petition for EU weedkiller ban

Strasbourg - More than one million people have signed a petition demanding the EU ban the Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate over fears it causes cancer, campaigners said Thursday.

Zara founder's cancer donation stirs controversy in Spain

Madrid - The billionaire founder of clothing giant Zara is donating 320 million euros ($361 million) in cutting-edge cancer-fighting equipment to hospitals in Spain, an act that has raised stinging criticism -- to the dismay and incredulity of patients.

Liquid biopsies allow for painless cancer detection

Painless cancer detection could become commonplace following the scientific development of 'liquid biopsies'. Biopsies currently require the use of invasive techniques.

Breakthrough in battling bowel cancer

Belfast - Researchers from Northern Ireland have adopted a genomic approach to understanding bowel (colorectal) cancer. The aim is to develop a process to improve prognosis, which could aid patients.

Pregnancy not dangerous for women who had breast cancer

Chicago - Becoming pregnant after a diagnosis of breast cancer does not raise the risk of the cancer returning, said the largest study of its kind to date, released Saturday at a major cancer conference.

Treatment extends life for some with advanced prostate cancer

Chicago - Adding a new anti-hormonal drug to the standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer has been shown to reduce the risk of dying by almost 40 percent, according to two studies published Saturday.

Tea consumption leads to 'positive' epigenetic changes

The consumption of tea may lead to beneficial changes in women, according to a new study. This relates to epigenetics and the genes that appear to turn cancer 'on and off'.

Oldest cancer case in Central America discovered

It was only by chance that a bioarchaeologist came across a box on a shelf in Panama City with a bag of skeletal bones inside, and that was quite a find. However, the scientist noticed something strange on the humerus of one arm - A lumpy, calcified mass.

Review: 5th annual Pink Tie event was a massive success on Long Island Special

Woodbury - On May 22, the fifth annual Pink Tie event took place on Long Island and it was a massive success all around. It was held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Dynamic chemistry produces nano-derived anticancer drugs

Aalto University in Finland scientists have produced a new range of anticancer nanomaterials inspired by volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The process involves creating synthesized zinc peroxide nanoparticles.

New lung cancer detection AI technology launched

A new artificial intelligence platform, tested out in China, allows radiologists to rapidly interpret CT scans and X-rays, for the detection of lung cancer. Earlier reads of patient conditions enables treatment to be given faster.

Altering amino acids incapacitates cancer

Amino acids are necessary for life. When these molecules go wrong they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells. New research suggests targeting two amino acids can stop cancerous cell growth.

Want to live longer? Then cycle to work

Glasgow - Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? Lowe the chance of heart disease? The answer is to cycle to work, according to a new health study.

Italy declares man's brain tumor linked to his mobile phone use

The Italian court, in Ivrea, has ruled that a man's brain tumor is linked to his mobile phone use. This is based on extensive smartphone use. The connection is, however, questioned by experts.

Spanish academics charged for selling 'fake' cancer drug

Madrid - Two Spanish university professors and three other suspects have been charged over the alleged sale of a "fake" cancer drug that raked in more than 600,000 euros, police said Tuesday.

Pancreatic cancer connected to mouth bacteria

New York City - The oral microbiome (that bacteria found in the mouth) can, if imbalanced, enhance the risk of a person developing pancreatic cancer. The finding adds to growing reports about the association between human microbes and disease.

Antibiotics are a potential link to bowel cancer precursor

A new study has found that people who take antibiotics over long time are more at risk of developing growths on the bowel that could be a precursor to cancer.

The pain and defiance of 'Shoah' maker Lanzmann

Paris - "I am completely against death," declared Claude Lanzmann, the maker of the landmark documentary on the Holocaust, "Shoah", who lost his 23-year-old son Felix to cancer two months ago.
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