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New device detects tumor cells in blood

New device detects tumor cells in blood

Researchers at the URV’s Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, led by the ICREA researcher, Ramon Álvarez Puebla, and the professor of Applied Physics, Francesc Díaz, and the Department of Clinical Oncology of the HM Torrelodones University Hospital, have patented a portable device that can detect tumor cells in the blood. The device counts the […]

Key to improved cancer immunotherapy

Key to improved cancer immunotherapy

Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.) have investigated how different subtypes of essential immune-response cells called CD8+ T lymphocytes cooperate to mount a stronger anti-tumor response. The results show that generation of an optimal immune response to cancer requires cooperation between two types of memory T cell — one circulating […]

Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests. Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages. New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common than a […]

Pregnant SA mom with stage 4 colon cancer has healthy baby, continues battle

Pregnant SA mom with stage 4 colon cancer has healthy baby, continues battle

KSAT introduced Tyisha Kemp back in November, while a team of doctors created a plan for her baby’s safe delivery. Little Andrew is now 7 months old, and he’s one of the reasons his mom isn’t giving up her fight. A curious little 7-month-old tries to stand, but behind him, his mom is holding him tight. Little […]

Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

If you happen to be a cancer patient needing radiation in Senegal, getting past the shock of the diagnosis and onto treatment is a major hardship at the moment. The country’s only radiotherapy machine — indeed for a long while the only one in French-speaking West Africa — is broken. That’s the machine whose radiation […]

Study Reveals Need for Insurer Transparency, Greater Access for Patients With Cancer

Study Reveals Need for Insurer Transparency, Greater Access for Patients With Cancer

Narrow insurance coverage has forced some patients to choose between lower premium plans and access to better quality cancer care, according to a recent report. These narrow insurance plans often exclude doctors that are associated with National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Centers. However, the study authors argued that patients should have the opportunity to learn […]

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

July 3 (UPI) — Research shows that female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to become pregnant compared to women in the general population. A large population study linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancies, revealing that women and girls younger than 39 who were cancer survivors were 38 percent […]

New way to tackle cancer cells

New way to tackle cancer cells

In-situ assembly of amphiphilic peptides with accompanying cellular functions inside a living cell (i.e., intracellular assembly) and their interaction with cellular components have been emerging as a versatile strategy in controlling cellular fate. However, achieving spatiotemporal control (i.e., inside cellular organelles or other sub-compartments) over the self-assembly of synthetic molecules inside the cell is challenging […]

Existing Drugs Could Benefit Patients with Bone Cancer, Genetic Study Suggests

Existing Drugs Could Benefit Patients with Bone Cancer, Genetic Study Suggests

A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma – a form of bone cancer – could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at University College London Cancer Institute and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. In the largest genetic sequencing study of osteosarcoma to date, […]

A Unique Amino Acid for Brain Cancer Therapy

A Unique Amino Acid for Brain Cancer Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage. It works by injecting a drug called a photosensitizer into the bloodstream, where it gathers in cells, and then exposing the drug-filled cells […]

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