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Researchers recommend early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for cervical cancer survivors

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. [More]
EventusDx completes $2.72M financing to support development, commercialization of Octava breast cancer tests

EventusDx completes $2.72M financing to support development, commercialization of Octava breast cancer tests

Eventus Diagnostics, Inc. today announced completion of a $2.72 million financing. The financing was led by a new family office private investor, and existing investors also participated. Proceeds of the financing will mostly be used to support the continued development and commercialization of the company's Octava breast cancer tests. [More]

bioTheranostics, Prime Health Services sign contract to expand genomic tests

bioTheranostics, Inc., the leading genomic solutions provider for cancer diagnosis, has signed a contract with Prime Health Services, Inc., a national preferred provider organization network, to cover the company's genomic tests for breast cancer patients and patients with metastatic disease. [More]

Concord Medical to establish cancer hospital in Shanghai New Hongqiao International Medical Center

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited, a leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced the Company will establish Shanghai Concord Cancer Hospital ("Shanghai Concord") - a premium cancer hospital - in Shanghai New Hongqiao International Medical Center. [More]
BronchoGen genomic test meets primary endpoint in AEGIS-2 clinical trial

BronchoGen genomic test meets primary endpoint in AEGIS-2 clinical trial

Allegro Diagnostics Corp. today announced that the AEGIS-2 clinical trial has met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that the BronchoGen genomic test improves the accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis when used in combination with bronchoscopy. [More]
Susan G. Komen announces new grants to seven breast cancer organizations

Susan G. Komen announces new grants to seven breast cancer organizations

Susan G. Komen today announced more than $1.89 million in new grants to seven breast cancer organizations serving the National Capital Region. The announcement came during the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Media Kickoff Event and Survivor Roundtable marking the official start of activities leading up to the 25th Global Race for the Cure May 10 on the National Mall. [More]

Quarter of breast cancer survivors are worse off financially due to treatment

Four years after being treated for breast cancer, a quarter of survivors say they are worse off financially, at least partly because of their treatment, according to a new study led by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. [More]
Scientist receives $275,000 grant to study human papillomavirus that causes head and neck cancer

Scientist receives $275,000 grant to study human papillomavirus that causes head and neck cancer

Basic scientists focus on understanding how things work, so most don't get the chance to directly impact other people's lives. That's why Michelle Ozbun, PhD, is very excited about her recent grant to study human papillomavirus. [More]

Psychosocial support needed after a breast cancer diagnosis

One out of every ten women in Sweden is affected by breast cancer at some time in her life. Despite this, the psychosocial support aspects of a breast cancer diagnosis are poorly researched, and there is today a lack of scientifically based knowledge about what psychosocial support interventions the affected women ask for. [More]
Mutations in gene associated with leukaemia may affect growth, intellectual development in children

Mutations in gene associated with leukaemia may affect growth, intellectual development in children

Mutations in a gene associated with leukaemia cause a newly described condition that affects growth and intellectual development in children, new research reports. [More]
Molecular subtyping determines breast cancer patients at high risk of disease recurrence

Molecular subtyping determines breast cancer patients at high risk of disease recurrence

A method called molecular subtyping can help doctors better determine which of their breast cancer patients are at high risk of getting breast cancer again, a new study led by the University of South Florida reports. [More]
Researcher wins grant from NCI to continue developing new therapy for bladder cancer

Researcher wins grant from NCI to continue developing new therapy for bladder cancer

A biomedical engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas will use a $416,897 grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue developing a new therapy for bladder cancer. [More]

UNM physician performs TORS procedure on patient with stage IV throat cancer

When Charlie Guinn sits down to eat with his lovely wife of 39 years, he thoroughly enjoys each bite. It's not just the food; the entire experience is a celebration. Just over a year ago, Mr. Guinn learned that he had stage IV throat cancer. [More]
Teen diagnosed with liver cancer explores genetic link to rare cancers

Teen diagnosed with liver cancer explores genetic link to rare cancers

A father-daughter scientific collaboration that began after the daughter was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer has led to an important finding and could have broader implications for many other rare cancers. Their story is being published this week in a top tier journal, Science. [More]
Plasma microRNA test boosts lung cancer screening

Plasma microRNA test boosts lung cancer screening

The ability to screen for lung cancer is improved by the development of a plasma 24-microRNA signature classifier, research suggests. [More]

Seno Medical Instruments sells $34.6 million of $39 million Series C equity funding round

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced that it has sold $34.6 million of a $39 million Series C equity funding round from existing investors with the lead investment from MedCare Investment Funds. [More]

UNM Cancer Center now adds stereotactic radiosurgery procedure to its list of treatment options

The UNM Cancer Center can now add stereotactic radiosurgery to its growing list of treatment options. This non-invasive outpatient procedure kills tumor cells in the brain in a single treatment. [More]
Predictors of bone metastasis, skeletal events in lung cancer identified

Predictors of bone metastasis, skeletal events in lung cancer identified

Researchers have identified a range of factors that are associated with the likelihood that a patient with advanced lung cancer will develop bone metastases or skeletal-related events. [More]

Study shows benefit of double mastectomy in women with BRCA-related breast cancer

Women with BRCA-related breast cancer who have a double mastectomy are nearly 50 per cent less likely to die of breast cancer within 20 years of diagnosis compared to women who have a single mastectomy, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital's Kelly Metcalfe. [More]

Natera initiates distribution partnership with ProPath for Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test

Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, today announced the initiation of a distribution partnership with ProPath, a wholly physician-owned provider of pathology services to clinicians and medical facilities in the United States, for its Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT). [More]