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 | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

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

Why cancer treatment causes bone loss

Cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation can cause bone loss. New research in mice uncovers why that is and how to potentially stop it.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones cancer chemotherapy osteoporosis radiation

Smart molecule can seek-and-destroy glioblastoma

A new molecule, which patients could take orally, both attacks glioblastoma and destroys its defenses, which keeps the brain cancer from repairing itself.

Fabienne Landry-McGill | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer glioblastomas stem-cells

Videos on social media can boost cancer awareness

Educational videos on social media can boost cancer awareness and improve health in underserved populations, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer education social-media videos

Total tumor removal may extend survival for patients with deadly glioma

Surgically removing the entire tumor may add years of survival for patients with brainstem high-grade gliomas, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.

Amy Mone-JHU | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer gliomas surgery tumors

Could FLASH radiation treat cancer in less than 1 second?

In the future, cancer patients could get an entire course of radiation therapy in less than a second with FLASH radiotherapy.

John Infanti-Penn | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer radiation

Pancreatic cancer sends signal to call off immune attack

Pancreatic cancer cells can sabotage the immune system's response, but blocking the signal could kickstart the fight against tumor cells.

Greg Williams-NYU | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer immune-systems pancreatic-cancer

MRI and ‘radiomics’ predict the chance breast cancer will return

Pairing MRI scans and an emerging field called radiomics could predict the chances a woman's breast cancer will make a comeback in the next 10 years.

Lauren Hertzler-Penn | Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine algorithms biomarkers breast-cancer cancer imaging-technology mri

Can blood markers show when healthy cells turn into cancer?

Researchers are working to find ways to predict when a cancer will start. It would offer a way to guide decisions about treatment.

Mike Williams-Rice | Dec. 30, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers cancer cells prediction

Hydrogel controls inflammation to speed healing

A set of injectable hydrogels can spur or stave off the body's inflammation response to speed up the healing process, a new study shows.

Mike Williams-Rice | Dec. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer drug-delivery hydrogels stem-cells wounds

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