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Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Cancer

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:59 PM
A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Cancer


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New technique diagnoses cancer from bodily fluids | Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

New technique diagnoses cancer from bodily fluids | Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

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Antibody wakes up T-cells to make cancer vanish

Antibody wakes up T-cells to make cancer vanish | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
New antibody treatment halts the most deadly form of skin cancer in its tracks by prodding the immune system into action    

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Biosciencia's curator insight, June 5, 2013 4:14 AM

Tumours in several people with an advanced form of skin cancer have completely disappeared after treatment with one of three drugs that force tumour cells out of hiding. The patient's own immune system can then recognise the cancer and destroy it.

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'Electronic Skin Device’ Could Revolutionize Breast Cancer Detection

'Electronic Skin Device’ Could Revolutionize Breast Cancer Detection | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Scientists are developing an 'electronic skin' that could detect and image small lumps that are currently undetectable by clinicians.

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 17, 2014 12:23 PM

At present, there are several different ways of testing for breast cancer but each has its limitations. The most common method is mammography, but this form of screening has been criticized for occasionally delivering incorrect results and being ineffective for patients with dense breasts.

Clinical breast examination (CBE) by a health care professional is the other widely used method for screening for cancer, as it is inexpensive, radiation-free and can be performed in an outpatient setting. The major drawback is that clinicians are usually unable to detect lumps until they are 21 mm in length.

A new technology, called an "electronic skin device", is being tested that has the capacity to detect - or "feel" - and produce images of small lumps in breast tissue that the practiced fingers of a clinician could miss. During testing, the device was able to successfully identify lumps as small as 5 mm and as deep within the silicone as 20 mm (three times the thickness of the mass itself) - measurements that would typically be very difficult to detect for even an experienced clinician.

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Osteoporosis drug stops growth of breast cancer cells, even in resistant tumors, study suggests

Osteoporosis drug stops growth of breast cancer cells, even in resistant tumors, study suggests | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

A drug approved in Europe to treat osteoporosis has now been shown to stop the growth of breast cancer cells, even in cancers that have become resistant to current targeted therapies, according to a Duke Cancer Institute study.

 

The findings, presented June 15, 2013, at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in San Francisco, indicate that the drug bazedoxifene packs a powerful one-two punch that not only prevents estrogen from fueling breast cancer cell growth, but also flags the estrogen receptor for destruction.

 

 


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High speed cancer-cell testing | KurzweilAI

High speed cancer-cell testing | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

 

Fast, precise, inexpensive cancer-cell testing device (credit: EPFL)

 

Among a significant percentage of patients, the risk of metastasis of cancer is particularly expressed by the presence of an abnormal amount of protein HER2 on the surface of cancer cells.

 


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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 3, 2013 2:04 PM

A new diagnostic device has been developed that tests for the presence of a protein on the surface of cancer cells. The test can be done in just a few minutes compared to the current lengthy traditional method.