Catching cancer in the act

Using CRISPR technology, researchers are tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real-time.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
Jan. 22, 2021 ~10 min

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Does aspirin lower colorectal cancer risk? Not after age 70

A new study finds that while regular aspirin use has clear benefits in reducing colorectal cancer incidence among middle-aged adults, the benefits stop after age 70.

Malorye Branca • harvard
Jan. 21, 2021 ~4 min

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Why cancer cells waste so much energy

MIT study sheds light on the longstanding question of why cancer cells get their energy from fermentation.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 15, 2021 ~6 min

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Palliative care boosts quality of life for people with advanced leukemia

When offered early on, palliative care improves quality of life, mood, and end-of-life care for patients with advanced acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Jan. 7, 2021 ~4 min

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‘Virtual biopsies’ could replace tissue biopsies in future thanks to technique developed by Cambridge scientists

A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 6, 2021 ~6 min

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AI microscope could check tumor removal in minutes

When surgeons remove cancer, they have to ask, "did we get it all?" A new microscope could let them check much faster than current methods.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~8 min

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Stuff in sunscreen may play a part in breast cancer

A particular diet and an ingredient in sunscreen called benzophenone-3 may have a role in breast cancer tumor development, new research with mice indicates.

Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~7 min

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Surgery may extend life for women with metastatic breast cancer

Surgery, in addition to treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, may lenghten survival for women with metastatic breast cancer.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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AI could help cut waiting times for cancer by automating mark-up of patient scans prior to radiotherapy

Doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge aim to drastically cut cancer waiting times by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate lengthy

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Fans ease breathing in people with advanced cancer

Directing a blowing fan in the face of patients with advanced cancer can ease breathlessness, a new study shows.

Amy Mone-JHU • futurity
Dec. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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