A.I. app could assist doctors in brain tumor survival prediction

A new artificial intelligence-powered app could help doctors predict survival and determine treatment for people with meningiomas.

McGill University | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine apps artificial-intelligence brains cancer machine-learning tumors

‘Google Earth’ of endometrial cancer may lead to new treatments

"This is like the Google Earth of endometrial cancer.… We tried to measure everything we possibly could. Then we searched for patterns."

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer genes tumors uterus

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

Brain tumor organoids hint at how to best treat glioblastoma

Brain tumor organoids grown from someone's own glioblastoma may answer the question of how best to treat it.

Hannah Messinger-Penn | Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer glioblastomas personalized-medicine tumors

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

Severe brain tumors ‘plug into’ healthy neurons to grow

Severe brain tumors called gliomas integrate themselves into the brain's wiring, getting electrical signals that help them grow via healthy neurons.

Erin Digitale-Stanford | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer gliomas tumors

‘STAMP’ gets more cancer info from least invasive biopsies

New technology could help doctors get earlier information on a cancer's agressiveness from the least invasive type of biopsy.

National University of Singapore | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer medical-tests tumors

Some cancer cells turn cannibal to survive chemotherapy

Some cancer cells get the energy they need to survive chemotherapy by going cannibal and chowing down on neighboring tumor cells.

Keith Brannon-Tulane | Sept. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy dna tumors

Shorter proton therapy can safely treat prostate cancer

Higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time effectively treats prostate cancer—and is safe for patients, a new study shows.

John Infanti-Penn | July 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer prostate-cancer radiation-therapy side-effects tumors

After brain tumor radiation, more cognitive trouble for women

"We need to look at the biological factors that are making females more vulnerable to life-saving radiation treatment."

Anna Varela - Georgia State | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer cognition radiation-therapy sexes side-effects tumors

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