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New cancer drugs: Fitter, happier, more productive? Or not?

New cancer drugs: Fitter, happier, more productive? Or not? | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
It’s known as “targeted” therapy, and it’s the holy grail of cancer research these days.
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Screening for breast cancer without X-rays: Lasers and sound merge in promising diagnostic technique

Screening for breast cancer without X-rays: Lasers and sound merge in promising diagnostic technique | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
In the first phase of clinical testing of a new imaging device, researchers in the Netherlands used photoacoustics rather than ionizing radiation to detect and visualize breast tumors.
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Next-generation 'epigenetic' cancer pill shown to be safe in phase I trial

Next-generation 'epigenetic' cancer pill shown to be safe in phase I trial | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that a brand new type of cancer pill that exploits the emerging field of epigenetics is safe for human use, according to Phase I trial results.
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DNA repair pathway score for predicting chemotherapy response in ovarian cancer patients

A DNA repair pathway-focused score has the potential to help determine if first-line platinum based chemotherapy can benefit advanced-stage ovarian cancer patients, according to a study published April 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer...
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A world within a tumour – new study shows just how complex cancer can be | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

A world within a tumour – new study shows just how complex cancer can be | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Cancer | When I used to work at a cancer charity, I would often hear people asking why there isn’t a cure yet. This frustration is understandable.
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Setback reported in research into cancer treatment

Setback reported in research into cancer treatment | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting what could be very bad news for efforts to customize cancer treatment based on each person's genes.
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The startup skill set - swombat.com on startups

The startup skill set - swombat.com on startups | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it

Another key highlight, for me, was my own "workshop" talk, judiciously titled "Lean Startup Skill Set". Was it really specifically lean? Perhaps not, but it's a skill set that will help any entrepreneur trying to build a startup, particularly those that use Lean methods.

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Key To Stopping Growth And Migration Of Brain Cancer Cells Is Cell Signaling

Key To Stopping Growth And Migration Of Brain Cancer Cells Is Cell Signaling | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Brain cancer is hard to treat: it's not only strong enough to resist most chemotherapies, but also nimble enough to migrate away from radiation or surgery to regrow elsewhere.New researc...
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15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore - WebMD

15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore - WebMD | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
WebMD exposes 15 cancer symptoms that women tend to ignore, from skin changes to unusual bleeding. Learn what to look for and when to seek medical attention.
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Researchers Find Potential Target For Treating Metastatic Cancer

Researchers Find Potential Target For Treating Metastatic Cancer | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Finding ways to counteract or disrupt the invasive nature of cancer cells, called metastasis, has been a long-term goal of cancer researchers.
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Granulocyte Infusion Therapy Spreading into Clinics Beyond the US

You may recall the very promising form of cancer immune therapy pioneered by Zheng Cui that involves transplanting granulocytes from suitable donors - it performed very well indeed in mice, superbly in fact, but only the one anemic human trial is underway in the US. You might look back in the Fight Aging! archives for a report last year on where things were with this line of research:

 

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High blood sugar levels in older women linked to colorectal cancer

Elevated blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study. The findings were observed in nearly 5,000 postmenopausal women.
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Aging Stem Cells May Explain Higher Prevalence Of Leukemia, Infections Among Elderly - News Story - Biocompare Buyer's Guide For Life Scientists

Aging Stem Cells May Explain Higher Prevalence Of Leukemia, Infections Among Elderly - News Story - Biocompare Buyer's Guide For Life Scientists | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Aging Stem Cells May Explain Higher Prevalence Of Leukemia, Infections Among Elderly News Story...
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Google goes cancer: Researchers use search engine algorithm to find cancer biomarkers

Google goes cancer: Researchers use search engine algorithm to find cancer biomarkers | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
The strategy used by Google to decide which pages are relevant for a search query can also be used to determine which proteins in a patient's cancer are relevant for the disease progression.
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Not all tumor cells are equal: Huge genetic diversity found in cells shed by tumors

The cells that slough off from a cancerous tumor into the bloodstream are genetically diverse, researchers have found. Even within one patient, the tumor cells that make it into circulating blood vary drastically.
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TechCrunch | The Future of Science

TechCrunch | The Future of Science | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Almost every technological and medical innovation in the world has its roots in a scientific paper. Science drives much of the world’s innovation. The faster science moves, the faster the world moves.
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TechCrunch | The Cloud Will Cure Cancer

TechCrunch | The Cloud Will Cure Cancer | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Much ink has been spilled on the huge leaps in communications, social networking, and commerce that have resulted from impressive gains in IT and processing power over the last 30 years.
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With extra gene, mice are footloose and cancer free

With extra gene, mice are footloose and cancer free | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
In a perfect world, we could eat to our heart's content without sacrificing our health and good looks, and now it appears that maybe we can. Mice with an extra dose of a known anti-cancer gene lose weight even as their appetites grow.
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Computational Algorithm Developed To Assist In Cancer Treatments

High-throughput DNA sequencing technologies are leading to a revolution in how clinicians diagnose and treat cancer.
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Quality of life for younger breast cancer patients more adversely affected than older women

Quality of life in younger patients treated for breast cancer is seriously compromised and these women suffer from severe psychological distress, infertility, premature menopause, a decrease in physical activity and weight gain, according to a...
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Every cloud has a silver lining: Weather forecasting models could predict brain tumor growth

Every cloud has a silver lining: Weather forecasting models could predict brain tumor growth | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how meteorologists can accurately predict the weather? They use complex spatiotemporal weather models, i.e.
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New discovery expected to significantly change biomedical research

New discovery expected to significantly change biomedical research | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
In a major step that could revolutionize biomedical research, scientists have discovered a way to keep normal cells as well as tumor cells taken from an individual cancer patient alive in the laboratory — which previously had not been possible.
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Make your own cancer diagnostic test - 2011 FALL - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine

Make your own cancer diagnostic test - 2011 FALL - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
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Researchers Find New Path To Control Tumor Growth

New evidence by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers that specific electromagnetic fields can safely block the proliferation of cancer cells and tumor growth may help refine a new, targ...
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Bowel cancer patients dying due to lack of surgeons - Telegraph

Bowel cancer patients dying due to lack of surgeons - Telegraph | Cancer: Social + Science = Cancer Cure | Scoop.it
Too many bowel cancer patients who turn up as emergency cases are dying due to
a lack of available surgeons, experts say.
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