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Cancer dormancy: Why do cancer cells go to sleep?

May 1st, 2018 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer alternatively uses the “accelerator” and the “brake” in order to survive.



Google researchers have developed an augmented reality microscope for detecting cancer

April 24th, 2018 at 10:26 pm » Comments Off

Augmented reality might not be able to cure cancer (yet), but when combined with a machine learning algorithm, it can help doctors diagnose the disease. Researchers at Google have developed an augmented reality microscope (ARM) that takes real-time data from a neural network trained to detect cancerous cells and displays it in the field of […]



28 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

April 12th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like […]



How social media can reveal overlooked drug reactions

April 3rd, 2018 at 8:56 am » Comments Off

When patients connect online, they often share information that reveals how treatments work in the real world. When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags. After her initial diagnosis it wasn’t clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a […]



This Silicon Valley startup has quietly raised $500 million to help diagnose cancer using controllers

March 30th, 2018 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

Health and Commerce Since its debut six years ago, Redwood City-based startup Auris Health has quietly raised $500 million to develop a series of tools designed to innovate surgical robotics technology. The company’s latest product, Monarch, is a controller-operated robotic camera that allows physicians to visualize the inside of the human body. The technology, which […]



Chinese doctors are using modified T-Cells to treat advanced forms of cancer

March 1st, 2018 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

Shixiu Wu, president of the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital, has started treating patients with advanced forms of cancer with modified T-cells. Despite his success, others worry China’s lack of tight research regulations could be putting patients at risk.



Doctors in China lead race to treat cancer by editing genes

February 26th, 2018 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Shaorong Deng gets an experimental treatment for cancer of the esophagus that uses his own immune system cells. They have been genetically modified with the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.



Celularity placental stem cell treatments for cancer, longevity

February 19th, 2018 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $250 million Celularity is a New Jersey-based startup co-founded by X-Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and ex-Celgene executive Dr. Bob Hariri.



New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

February 19th, 2018 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.



Cancer jab that eliminates tumours from body even after they’ve spread to start human trials

February 1st, 2018 at 9:42 am » Comments Off

Stanford University said the drug combination worked ‘startlingly well’



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