App weighs risks of cancer treatment delay during COVID-19

A new app helps doctors weigh the risks of delaying cancer treatment during the pandemic against the risk of COVID-19 infection while getting that care.

Andrea LaFerle-Michigan • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 chemotherapy hospitals health-and-medicine

1 gene could unlock the mystery of cancer metastasis

"Patients often ask 'Why am I so unlucky? Why did my cancer spread?' As doctors, we never had an answer... This research provides an explanation."

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer genes melanoma featured health-and-medicine immune-systems metastases

One protein eases problems when cancer cells divide

A protein that plays a vital role in cancer cell division could be a new target for drugs or treatments, researchers say.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer cells health-and-medicine mitosis

Nanoparticles enter living cells to gather cancer clues

A new imaging technique sends nanoparticles into living cells to reveal important information about cell structure—including how tumor cells physically change as they form a tumor.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology cells health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Blood test detects 26 undiagnosed cancers

A new blood test can safely detect 26 undiagnosed cancers, according to a study of more than 9,000 women.

Amy Mone-JHU • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cancer health-and-medicine blood-tests

Can a cancer treatment work on COVID-19?

Using a patient's own immune cells, with a few tweaks, could be a useful treatment against the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Duke-NUS • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 t-cells viruses health-and-medicine immune-systems

CRISPR helps find new class of leukemia genes

Using CRISPR, researchers found several new leukemia genes. The discovery will help clarify how these aggressive blood cancers arise and grow.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer leukemia genetic-engineering health-and-medicine

Blood test may detect pancreatic cancer early

A blood test may offer a way to detect the most common form of pancreatic cancer while still in its early stages, a new study shows.

John Infanti-Penn • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer pancreatic-cancer health-and-medicine blood-tests

Tuning PARP inhibitor drug amps up its cancer-killing power

With modification a PARP inhibitor drug that's struggled in clinical trials kills cancer much more effectively, researchers say.

Melissa Moody-Penn • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: dna cancer enzymes health-and-medicine medications

New light-up tool reveals key tumor details

A new tool can help pinpoint the size, shape, and location of tumors, researchers report. It solves issues with other current technologies, too.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: cancer tumors brains light health-and-medicine imaging-technology

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