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Japan to trial 'world's first urine test' to spot cancer

Apo - A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world's first experiment to test for cancer using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly disease.

Nanoparticles assisting with cancer drug discovery

Toronto - A new medical technology has been developed, in the form of a liquid biopsy”. This Canadian technology is designed to detect those patients who may not respond to conventional chemotherapy for prostate cancer.

Essential Science: New nanoparticle may aid cancer detection

A new nanoparticle, at the cellular level, may reveal how cancer cells move to different locations in the human body. This process involves co-opting the human body’s intercellular delivery service.

Cancer vaccine shows success against tumors

Researchers have developed a new vaccine that has shown success against tumors. By injecting tiny amounts of two combined immune-stimulating agents, directly into solid tumors in mice, a study has shown success in eliminating cancer.

Global cancer survival up, but progress uneven: study

Paris - Cancer survival is increasing across the world but large gaps endure between nations, while some cancers remain hard to treat everywhere, according to a major review released Wednesday.

Dutch artist who aimed to say 'I do' 25 times, dies of cancer

Den Haag - A Dutch artist, who planned to marry her partner in countries around the world to celebrate gay marriage, died on Monday, her wife announced."Julian P. Boom 18.11.1977 - 22.01.

Essential Science: Biological clocks and brain cancer treatment

Information is emerging about how our internal body clocks influence health and disease. A new study shows how circadian rhythms can help with cancer treatments, and that the time of treatment plays a critical role.

Aflac’s robot duck for kids facing cancer a big hit at CES 2018

Las Vegas - As CES 2018 reaches its final hours today, we can truly say we have seen a real eye-full of gadgets and technologies, some great and some not so - But a robotic duck meant to help children diagnosed with cancer to cope with their disease stole the show.

Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as 'half-women'

Alger - As if losing a breast to cancer was not traumatic enough, Algerian mother-of-three Linda was then spurned by her husband for being "mutilated" and a "half-woman"."Cancer?

Blind Colombian women 'seeing' cancer with their fingertips

Cali - Leidy Garcia awoke one morning in 2011 to discover she could no longer see. By then, Francia Papamija was already blind.

Cognitive training to battle 'chemobrain': Interview Special

Cognitive changes are common among breast cancer survivors. Scientists have developed a new approach to guide the management of cognitive changes in those who have undergone chemotherapy.

How brain training is effective against 'chemobrain': Interview Special

A specific type of brain training is effective against "chemobrain", the common cognitive deficits caused by cancer or its treatments. Up to 90 percent of cancer survivors report cognitive issues, and there is no widely-accepted treatment.

China makes use of AI for healthcare

Artificial intelligence has been making headway in healthcare. One country that has embraced the technology faster than any other is China, especially in relation to lung cancer detection methods.

Non-invasive melanoma detection wins Dyson prize

London - This year's coveted ames Dyson Award has gone to sKan, a low cost and non-invasive melanoma detection device, invented at McMaster University, Canada.

Microsoft enters race to find cancer cure

Microsoft’s diversification strategy includes utilizing some of its resources to help improve the diagnosis of cancer to find cures for certain cancers. The research is based at Microsoft’s ‘biological computation’ labs in Cambridge, U.K.

EU watchdog OKs cancer drugs without evidence they work: study

Paris - European regulators approved 39 new cancer drugs between 2009 and 2013 despite having no evidence that they worked, unnecessarily exposing patients to toxicity, researchers said Thursday.

Fake Australian cancer blogger gets hefty fine

Sydney - An Australian blogger who faked brain cancer and professed to have cured the disease with natural therapies was fined Aus$410,000 (US$320,000) on Thursday over the false claims.

Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma spreading

Sydney - Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world's deadliest form of skin cancer -- melanoma -- in its tracks and halt its spread to other organs.

Review: Jo Dee Messina amazing on new country song 'Here' Special

Country songstress Jo Dee Messina revealed to her fans that she is fighting cancer in a moving post. She released this moving yet beautiful song "Here."

New low-cost cancer treatment could kill tumors with ethanol

An ethanol-based gel can achieve a 100 percent cure rate when injected directly into squamous cell tumors. This low-cost easily administered cancer treatment could significantly improve outcomes in the developing world.

Data science reveals vitamin B cancer risk

New research, based on big data analytics, has drawn a connection between cancer and taking high quantities of B vitamins. The research additionally shows the advantages of data driven science.

Artificial intelligence helps with skin cancer detection

Researchers have devised a new platform for the early detection of skin cancer. The digital health initiative relies upon artificial intelligence to interpret images and to assist with notifying medics of possible cancer.

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.
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