Blood test could detect melanoma of the eye

A simple blood test could offer a way to monitor very early signs of melanoma of the eye, researchers say.

U. Queensland | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers blood-tests cancer eyes melanoma vision

Teen melanoma cases in US drop sharply

Cases of melanoma among US teens and young adults have dropped sharply, a sign that public health efforts to encourage sun protection may be taking hold.

Brian Donohue-UW | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer melanoma skin skin-cancer teenagers united-states young-adults

Blood-brain barrier ‘road map’ may boost drug delivery

New research on the blood-brain barrier and the blood-tumor barrier, which both make cancer drugs less effective, could improve drug delivery.

Abbey Nickel-Purdue | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains cancer drug-delivery

Device improves life for cancer survivors with heart failure

A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine breast-cancer cancer chemotherapy heart-failure

At-home HPV tests up cervical cancer screening

"...mailing unsolicited self-collection kits for HPV testing increased cervical cancer screening by 50% in women who were underscreened..."

U. Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv medical-tests

Assessment improves cancer care of older adults

When doctors appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, both care and patient satisfaction get a boost.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy communication physicians seniors

‘Nanopieces’ may deliver drugs to treat incurable bone cancer

Nanotechnology may lead to a way to treat an aggressive bone cancer that has proven disappointingly unresponsive to existing cancer therapies.

Brown University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones cancer drug-delivery nanotechnology

Red and green light refine control of optogenetics

A new feat in optogenetics used red and green light to raise and lower the speed of beating heart cells.

National University of Singapore | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cells colors genes nanotechnology optogenetics

Some deadly skin cancers may start in hair follicles

Certain dangerous kinds of skin cancer may start in hair follicles, research with mice indicates. And worse, the chance of cancer may always be there.

Greg Williams-NYU | Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer hair pigment skin-cancer stem-cells

3D-printed device weeds out blood cells to find cancer

A new 3D-printed device can filter out red blood cells to leave undamaged cancer cells which could help diagnose disease or improve personalized treatments.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing blood cancer tumors

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