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Birmingham City University event to focus on digital future of NHS

Birmingham City University event to focus on digital future of NHS

The digital future of the NHS will be the focus of a free Birmingham City University event next week. 'Healthcare in a Digital Age' takes place on Thursday 30 April and will see innovators Edward Miller and Robin Vickers lead discussions on the digitisation of patient information and the integration of services giving patients more control over their healthcare. [More]
Study: Cancer rates in HCV patients significantly increase compared to non-HCV cohort

Study: Cancer rates in HCV patients significantly increase compared to non-HCV cohort

Results announced today at The International Liver Congress 2015 show that cancer rates in patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were significantly increased compared to the non-HCV cohort. The researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of HCV may be an increased risk of cancer. [More]
Study: Childhood cancer survivors need better care throughout their lives

Study: Childhood cancer survivors need better care throughout their lives

Children with cancer have a good chance of surviving the disease--today more than 80 percent survive because of advances in treatment and care. However, recent studies have shown that some of these more than 420,000 U.S. childhood cancer survivors face future health-related challenges as they become adults such as a second cancer diagnosis, cardiac failure, or other severe medical complications. [More]
Men with prostate cancer benefit from BRCA-targeting drug

Men with prostate cancer benefit from BRCA-targeting drug

Men with prostate cancer benefit from treatment with the pioneering drug olaparib - the first cancer drug to target inherited mutations - according to the results of a major trial presented today (Tuesday). [More]
Medical University of Vienna study supports use of ANGLE's Parsortix system for ovarian cancer study

Medical University of Vienna study supports use of ANGLE's Parsortix system for ovarian cancer study

ANGLE plc, the specialist medtech company, is delighted to announce that the Medical University of Vienna, one of its key opinion leaders, has published highly encouraging results in support of the use of ANGLE's Parsortix system in the detection of ovarian cancer. [More]
UNM Cancer Center enrolls first patient in phase 3 international clinical trial for kidney cancer vaccine

UNM Cancer Center enrolls first patient in phase 3 international clinical trial for kidney cancer vaccine

The University of New Mexico Cancer Center recently enrolled its first patient in a phase 3 international clinical trial to test a personalized vaccine against metastatic kidney cancer. Kidney cancer has proven particularly difficult to treat with chemotherapy, and numerous attempts to create a kidney cancer vaccine have not improved survival rates. [More]
CAP pathologist shares four tips for women with breast cancer

CAP pathologist shares four tips for women with breast cancer

For any woman, a diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening. But as Rita Wilson's recent experience shows, engaging with the keystone of the diagnosis - the pathology report - can be critical in achieving good outcomes. Informed by rigorous scientific processes, training and team discussion, pathology reports identify a diagnosis, help indicate the right providers for a patient's care team and shape treatment plans. [More]
Non-vigorous walking may help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects

Non-vigorous walking may help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects

Walking at an easy pace for about three hours every week may be just enough physical activity to help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects of their treatment, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. [More]
Veracyte launches new genomic test to improve lung cancer diagnosis

Veracyte launches new genomic test to improve lung cancer diagnosis

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will soon begin testing patient samples in its CLIA-certified laboratory, with the Percepta test now available to a limited number of institutions around the country. [More]
iCardiac launches industry-first full risk-sharing program for cardiac safety studies

iCardiac launches industry-first full risk-sharing program for cardiac safety studies

iCardiac Technologies, a market and scientific leader in the conduct of cardiac safety assessments, announced today that it has launched the industry’s first full risk-sharing program for Thorough QT studies. Leveraging its innovative High Precision QT™ methodology for analyzing ECG waveforms, iCardiac’s program guarantees to sponsors that one of two desirable outcomes will be achieved. [More]
Innovative way to educate healthcare professionals on improving nutrition for cancer survivors

Innovative way to educate healthcare professionals on improving nutrition for cancer survivors

Stories involving cancer and its devastating consequences are a frequent occurrence in the news. We are constantly being told which foods may cause cancer, and which may prevent it, but how much is fact, and how much is fiction is often in dispute. The same is true for cancer survivors trying to find reliable nutritional information which will help them to improve their quality of life and prevent future relapses. [More]
Bright Pink, David's Bridal team up to raise awareness on breast and ovarian cancer

Bright Pink, David's Bridal team up to raise awareness on breast and ovarian cancer

It's time to pucker up for a cause! Beginning today, David's Bridal will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to Bright Pink for every kiss sent on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #WithAKiss! [More]
Research may point to new paradigms in diagnosis, treatment of aggressive cancers

Research may point to new paradigms in diagnosis, treatment of aggressive cancers

All living things--from dandelions to reindeer--evolve over time. Cancer cells are no exception, and are subject to the two overarching mechanisms described by Charles Darwin: chance mutation and natural selection. [More]
Some older people are diagnosed with cancer after emergency admission to hospital

Some older people are diagnosed with cancer after emergency admission to hospital

People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a Cancer Research UK-supported report, published today by BMJ Open. [More]
MRI technique may help detect cancerous cells

MRI technique may help detect cancerous cells

Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a Johns Hopkins study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies more effective or even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting telltale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells. [More]
Philip Low to be recognized with AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

Philip Low to be recognized with AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research will recognize Philip S. Low, PhD, with the ninth annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22. [More]

Immunomagnetic assay with microfluidic technology can capture, manipulate circulating tumor cells

To quantify rare tumor markers that will allow oncologists to make prognoses and select therapies, John X.J. Zhang, PhD led a team of bioengineers from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in demonstrating a novel system that couples nano-engineered particles and microfluidic chips for capturing and manipulating circulating tumor cells (CTCs). [More]
Study confirms strong association between diabetes and later stage breast cancer

Study confirms strong association between diabetes and later stage breast cancer

Diabetes is associated with more advanced stage breast cancer, according to a new study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital. [More]

Cancer Research UK, EPSRC partner to fund multidisciplinary cancer research projects

Cancer Research UK has partnered with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to co-fund multidisciplinary research projects. [More]
Comprehensive medication assessment, monitoring plan needed to improve treatment for cancer patients

Comprehensive medication assessment, monitoring plan needed to improve treatment for cancer patients

Open the medicine cabinet of a senior and you're likely to find scores of pill bottles. Physicians are often unaware of all the medications a patient is taking, which can result in unnecessary additional prescriptions, non-prescription medications and potential drug-drug interactions that cause unexpected adverse effects. [More]
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