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New public guide addresses unrealistic expectations of screening tests

New public guide addresses unrealistic expectations of screening tests

Misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and possible harms are still being perpetuated by media stories and high profile cases, such as Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and emotive tabloid case studies of women under 25 dying from cervical cancer. [More]
UPCI scientists lead a panel of experts in revising guidelines for thyroid cancer tests

UPCI scientists lead a panel of experts in revising guidelines for thyroid cancer tests

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. [More]
Transitioning infrared imaging into clinical use: an interview with Dr Matthew Baker

Transitioning infrared imaging into clinical use: an interview with Dr Matthew Baker

The CLIRSPEC network is a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC – EP/L012952/1) funded network in clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy can identify the hallmarks of disease and distinguish between diseased and non-diseased samples based upon inherent chemistry. [More]
Proscia’s cloud-based platform allows clinicians, hospitals to make faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

Proscia’s cloud-based platform allows clinicians, hospitals to make faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

Proscia, a cloud-delivered solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced the release of a series of new features including Proscia Connect. [More]
ASTRO appreciates Supreme Court's decision to uphold consumer tax credits under the ACA

ASTRO appreciates Supreme Court's decision to uphold consumer tax credits under the ACA

The American Society for Radiation Oncology appreciates yesterday's ruling by the United States Supreme Court affirming the Affordable Care Act in its decision on King v. Burwell. [More]
Light may just be the answer for solving sleep problems among lung cancer patients

Light may just be the answer for solving sleep problems among lung cancer patients

When you're having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need. But according to a pilot study attempting to solve insomnia among lung cancer patients led by University at Buffalo sleep researcher Grace Dean, light may just be the answer. [More]
STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

Many patients with advanced cancers experience significant pain, and the pain caused by metastases (cancers that have spread to the spine) can be excruciating as tumor growth replaces bone. [More]
Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), concludes that a blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer. The study also suggests that these clots predict poorer survival in patients with liver and pancreatic cancer. [More]
New open access journal to deliver case reports on all aspects of pancreatic cancer

New open access journal to deliver case reports on all aspects of pancreatic cancer

Case Reports in Pancreatic Cancer, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, will deliver authoritative case reports on all aspects of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, management, treatment, and outcomes. [More]
Scientists identify two new key players involved in development of prostate cancer

Scientists identify two new key players involved in development of prostate cancer

Understanding how a normal healthy cell turns into a cancerous one is our best bet yet for beating the disease. It will help better diagnose the cancer type, and enable the development of more effective, and less toxic therapies. But cells have evolved all sorts of sophisticated ways to become cancerous, and identifying the molecules involved and how they function in each type of cancer is a major undertaking. [More]
Samadi Robotics Foundation gets donation to find cure for prostate cancer

Samadi Robotics Foundation gets donation to find cure for prostate cancer

World renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David B. Samadi, was awarded the Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation Award last Thursday at the Foundation's 2nd Annual Gala where he was honored in recognition of his faithful service for the treatment, prevention and innovation in the fight against prostate cancer. [More]
MammaTyper molecular diagnostic test for breast cancer now available in Europe

MammaTyper molecular diagnostic test for breast cancer now available in Europe

BioNTech AG, a fully integrated biotechnology company developing truly personalized cancer immunotherapies and its subsidiary BioNTech Diagnostics GmbH, today announced the launch of MammaTyper, a CE-IVD marked molecular diagnostic test to stratify breast cancer patients by molecular subtyping of routine tumor tissue, for universal use in pathology laboratories. [More]
BioNTech announces launch of MammaTyper test to improve breast cancer treatment

BioNTech announces launch of MammaTyper test to improve breast cancer treatment

BioNTech AG, a fully integrated biotechnology company developing truly personalized cancer immunotherapies and its subsidiary BioNTech Diagnostics GmbH, today announced the launch of MammaTyper, a CE-IVD marked molecular diagnostic test to stratify breast cancer patients by molecular subtyping of routine tumor tissue, for universal use in pathology laboratories. [More]
Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

A new study suggests that pre-diagnostic short sleep duration and frequent snoring were associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with breast cancer. [More]
Findings underscore the value of emotional, informational support for prostate cancer patients

Findings underscore the value of emotional, informational support for prostate cancer patients

A study led by the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has identified beliefs and personality traits that are associated with higher levels of distress in newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. [More]
Simon Fraser University's Maryam Sadeghi to unveil MoleScope at World Congress of Dermatology

Simon Fraser University's Maryam Sadeghi to unveil MoleScope at World Congress of Dermatology

Simon Fraser University PhD graduate Maryam Sadeghi will unveil MoleScope, an innovative hand-held tool that uses a smartphone to monitor skin for signs of cancer, at the World Congress of Dermatology conference in Vancouver June 9-13. [More]
Earlier introduction of palliative care in advanced cancer patients associated with lower hospital costs

Earlier introduction of palliative care in advanced cancer patients associated with lower hospital costs

Earlier introduction of palliative care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer is associated with lower hospital costs, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Heart-healthy diet may benefit men after prostate cancer diagnosis

Heart-healthy diet may benefit men after prostate cancer diagnosis

After a prostate cancer diagnosis, eating a diet higher in red and processed meat, high-fat dairy foods, and refined grains--known as a Western diet--may lead to a significantly higher risk of both prostate cancer-related mortality and overall mortality compared with eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish, whole grains, and healthy oils, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. [More]
Cancer genetic counselor helps patients make sense of genetics and statistics

Cancer genetic counselor helps patients make sense of genetics and statistics

Cancer was the second leading cause of death in the United States in 2013 and the American Cancer Society expects almost 10,000 new cases in New Mexico this year. [More]
Wings of Courage: New book pays tribute to Livonia girl who fought cancer

Wings of Courage: New book pays tribute to Livonia girl who fought cancer

Leah James loved the color purple, Nemo and storybooks. She was also well known for her contagious smile and the phrase "my heart is happy" even when she was fighting cancer at age four. [More]
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