Atom swap turns glowy molecules into cancer killers

While aiming to improve fluorescent tags, researchers found a way to kill breast cancer cells by activating a molecule with light.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer light fluorescence health-and-medicine

Atom swap turns glowy molecules into cancer killers

While aiming to improve fluorescent tags, researchers found a way to kill breast cancer cells by activating a molecule with light.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer light fluorescence health-and-medicine

Switch ‘turns off’ breast cancer metastasis in mice

Researchers have pinpointed a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow in animal models and how to "switch it off."

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer genes health-and-medicine metastases

Drug combo could treat triple-negative breast cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer accounts for about 25% of all breast cancer-related deaths. New research identifies a potential treatment.

Tom Wilemon-Vanderbilt • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer chemotherapy drug-development health-and-medicine

Tumor imaging lights up cancer and its ‘shield’

A new tumor imaging agent not only illuminates cancer, but also the cells it hijacks to use as a shield against treatments that could destory it.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer tumors health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Breast cancer cells shift metabolism to spread

The discovery of how breast cancer cells shift to mitochondrial metabolism to metastasize could lead to new ways to stop their spread and reduce mortality.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer metabolism mitochondria health-and-medicine metastases

Women firefighters face high exposure to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

In 2012, five women firefighters in San Francisco received a breast cancer diagnosis. That led many to question, "Is our job causing cancer?"

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: breast-cancer toxins health-and-medicine firefighters

1 number could make the hunt for cancer cells easier

A method for counting a cell's RNA-producing genes could help scientists track down some of the most dangerous cancer cells.

Stanford • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer breast-cancer genes rna health-and-medicine

Better classify breast cancer with 34 more biomarkers

A new imaging approach adds nuance to the four categories of breast cancer and could lead to more precise diagnosis and treatment.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer biomarkers health-and-medicine medical-tests imaging-technology

A.I. boosts breast cancer detection accuracy

Combined with analysis from a radiologist, a new artificial intelligence tool can identify breast cancer with approximately 90% accuracy.

Greg Williams-NYU • futurity
Jan. 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence cancer breast-cancer featured health-and-medicine imaging-technology mammograms

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