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Blood-based Screen Shows Promise For Colon Cancer Detection

Researchers were able to discover a blood-based screen that could potentially lead to non-invasive screening techniques for colon cancer. The discovery showed promise for better patient compliance and prevention of disease overtreatment due to complex diagnostic processes.

Public Health April 9, 2019

Strokes And Heart Attacks Could Be Early Warning Signs For Cancer

A recent study revealed that the probability of heart attack increases in patients months before they are diagnosed with cancer. The researchers found that patients with lung and colorectal cancers are at the highest risk.

Neuroscience December 24, 2018

Cancer Detection 2017: Breath Test May Prove Useful In Sniffing Out Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer

Doctors may soon be able to detect stomach cancer or esophageal cancer through a simple breath test, a new study in the United Kingdom revealed. Experts believe this breath test could also reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies.

Biotech February 1, 2017

Cancer Deaths Among Women Expected To Rise 60 Percent By 2030: Study

A report by the American Cancer Society estimates that as many as 5.5 million women around the world could die because of cancer by 2030. This is a 60 percent increase from cancer-related mortality rates recorded in 2012.

Public Health November 7, 2016

Fewer, Later Cervical Cancer Screenings May Be Prescribed After Women Get HPV Shots

Got your HPV shots? According to new research, women may undergo cervical cancer screening less frequently and at a later date if they have been vaccinated against the virus.

Public Health October 18, 2016

Can Web Searches Help Detect Cancer Early?

A lot of people turn to the internet before they pay their doctors a visit. Researchers are looking to take advantage of this tendency to determine if web searches can be used to facilitate early cancer detection.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2016

Potato Chips Helped Woman Discover Cancerous Tumor

A woman in Washington discovers she has a cancerous tumor on her left tonsil after a potato chip poked the back of her throat and caused a sharp pain. She sees her doctor to check if she has a strep throat but instead, a biopsy of her swollen tonsils reveals she has throat cancer.

Life April 15, 2016

Scientists Identify Molecular Marker In Healthy Tissue That May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers have discovered a molecular marker known as Ki67 in breast tissue. This biomarker can be used by doctors to determine whether a patient has a low or high risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

Life April 10, 2016

Oral Pill Helps Detect Cancer By Lighting Up Tumors

Scientists created an oral pill that can light up cancerous tumors. The technique can help improve breast cancer imaging techniques, rule out false positives and revolutionize breast cancer detection.

Life March 18, 2016

Researchers Discover Stool Test Effective In Colon Cancer Detection

With stool tests found effective at detecting colon cancer, they can be added to colonoscopies as screening options to improve detection rates for the disease. With more than one option, patients can go for the choice that suits them best.

Life January 26, 2016

Flexible Film May Pave Way For Portable Cancer Detector

A thin, flexible film developed by researchers from the University of Michigan can detect biomarkers of cancer in the blood. It may eventually lead to the development of phone-sized cancer detection devices.

Life January 17, 2016

New Video Pill Is Swallowable Camera That Can Detect Throat, Gut Cancers

Video pills can now potentially detect the presence of throat and gut cancers, with small sensing systems lighting up patients' innards using an extremely tiny light source. It's enhanced fluorescence imaging, according to University of Glasgow researchers.

Life December 21, 2015

Search And Rescue Dog Sniffed Out Lung Cancer In Maryland Woman

A search-and-rescue dog's training and highly sensitive nose detected its owner's lung cancer long enough to prevent it from spreading. Owner Anne Wills has been working with Heidi for more than seven years in a non-profit organization that helps people finding missing pets.

Life December 20, 2015

Ovarian Cancer Spotted By An Electronic Nose

A device developed by a team of Israeli researchers can sniff out cancer.

Life October 2, 2015

New Blood Test Can Help Predict Cancer Up To 13 Years Prior To Development

Scientists have discovered that the changing lengths of blood telomeres may help predict the development of cancer years before the actual diagnosis.

Life May 2, 2015

Dogs Can Sniff Out Prostate Cancer With 98 Percent Accuracy

Researchers put the keen sense of canine smell to good use, testing the sniffing abilities of dogs in the detection of prostate cancer. The results show amazing accuracy.

Internet Culture April 12, 2015

MRI Sugar Detector May Pave The Way For Early Cancer Diagnosis

The MRI sugar detector can help doctors identify cancerous cells without the need of a biopsy. The new technique may help fight cancer at an early stage.

Life March 31, 2015

Rescue Dog Sniffs Out Aggressive Breast Cancer, Saves Life of Owner

It has long been established that dogs and their humans form tight bonds. In this case, the bond is so tight that the dog managed to warn his human that she has cancer.

Life January 3, 2015

Breast Cancer Recurrence Drops 50 Percent Since 1980s: Study

Advancements in cancer research, detection, and treatment are paying off as evidenced in the improving recurrence rates for breast cancer. This gives patients and their families hope, fueling their drive to keep on fighting.

Life November 28, 2014

Single blood test to screen many cancer types may soon become reality

Researchers in the UK have identified over 800 blood markers found among cancer patients, which could lead to the development of a single blood screening test that will provide early detection for different cancer types.

Life November 3, 2014

Lab on a chip: Microchip performs mini lab tests to detect early cancer

New chip-based technology could improve the survival chances of cancer patients, researchers say. By testing microfluids, the method offers a minimally invasive, efficient early cancer diagnosis.

Life October 8, 2014

Soon cancer diagnosis will be as easy and cheap as pregnancy urine test

People could likely detect the presence of cancer earlier if diagnosis is as easy and as affordable as a pregnancy urine test. Such a solution may soon be available as MIT engineers have developed a cheap urine test that could detect cancer.

Life February 26, 2014

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