cancer detection

New mapping tool pinpoints cancer hotspots


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) A new mapping tool simplifies cancer detection by pinpointing genetic information that may be linked with cancer hotspots, a study reveals.A research team, led by Thomas ... Read more...

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Chandigarh lab, northeast varsity work on cancer detector


December 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 1 (IANS) Chandigarh-based Ind-Swift Laboratories Ltd has come forward to collaborate with the North-Eastern Hills University (NEHU) for research to develop a novel blood-based cancer biomarker for early ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles to assist cancer, AIDS patients in northeast


May 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 21 (IANS) Counter-insurgency outfit Assam Rifles, India's oldest paramilitary force, will now be seen in a new role - assisting people of the northeastern region in tackling dreaded ... Read more...

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Novel non-invasive tests could help in early detection of cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) has released a report on researchers' demonstrations of novel non-invasive tests for early cancer detection.The researchers last month demonstrated that they are ... Read more...

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Raman effect makes cancer detection possible


April 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a method to detect cancer by combining the use of gold nanoparticles with Raman spectroscopy - a technique developed by Indian physicist C.V. ... Read more...

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New iPhone app lets you spot skin cancer


February 5th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Your iPhone can be turned into a skin cancer detection gadget with the help of a new product available on the market known as Handyscope.The remarkable new ... Read more...

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Now, detect esophageal cancer with light


January 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed and successfully tested a device that holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having ... Read more...

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Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

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Tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients identified


December 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans have been identified as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA).RFA, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to have mass breast cancer screening


November 17th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya will be the first state in India to have mass screening programmes in all its districts to detect breast, oral and cervix cancer among women, says ... Read more...

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CT scan more effective in parallel breast and bone cancer detection


September 6th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that PET/CT scanning might be more effective at detecting breast tumours that have reached nearby bones.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre investigators suggest that the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to complete cancer awareness, detection by March 2013


July 12th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): The entire population of Meghalaya will be covered by a cancer awarness and detection drive through India's first fully equipped mobile cancer detection unit by March 2013.The ... Read more...

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Simple blood test for early cancer detection created


June 1st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): British scientists have developed a simple blood test that can detect a cancer before a tumour has taken shape.Described as offering a "paradigm shift" in cancer diagnosis, the ... Read more...

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Busting myths about tanning and sun protection


May 25th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): If you thought tanning is safe - think again, for a new survey has revealed that nothing could be further away from the truth.The online survey "Suntelligence: How ... Read more...

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Biomarkers in saliva for early-stage pancreatic cancer detection found


February 17th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): A team of researchers has found biomarkers in saliva for early-stage detection of pancreatic cancer.In the new study, the multidisciplinary group of investigators from the UCLA School of ... Read more...

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Nanosensors used for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood


December 14th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): American scientists have, for the first time, used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in blood.The research conducted by a team from Yale University has been published online in ... Read more...

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New guidelines for Pap Smears


November 20th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After mammograms, it is the turn of pap smears to get some guidelines. Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead ... Read more...

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New chip can detect cancer early


September 30th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for early cancer detection, Canadian researchers have developed an inexpensive microchip that is sensitive enough to detect the type and severity of the disease. The ... Read more...

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Scientists identify 50 microRNAs in saliva that may help diagnose oral cancer


August 26th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America.The findings of the study have ... Read more...

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New tool can detect pancreatic cancer more effectively than current tests


August 4th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists have developed a new tool that can detect pancreatic cancer much more effectively than current tests.Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles cross blood-brain barrier for ‘brain tumour painting’


August 4th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have succeeded in illuminating brain tumours by injecting fluorescent nanoparticles into the bloodstream that safely cross the blood-brain barrier-an almost impenetrable barrier that ... Read more...

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New marker to detect prostate cancer identified


March 26th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Sarcosine, an N-methyl derivative of the amino acid glycine, can distinguish between slow-growing prostate cancers and those likely to spread and become lethal, playing a major role in ... Read more...

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Optical techniques continue showing promise in early pancreatic cancer detection


March 3rd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Optical techniques developed by Northwestern University researchers has shown further promise in detecting the presence of pancreatic cancer through analysis of neighbouring tissue in the duodenum, part ... Read more...

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Jade Goody effect behind rise in cancer screenings, say docs


February 17th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Specialists dealing with cervical cancer have reported that there is a rise in the number of women coming in for their cervical smears and they have dub ... Read more...

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Microscope that enables 3-D visualization of cells may revolutionise cancer detection


February 10th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 10 (ANI): U.S. researchers at the University of Washington have announced the development of a new kind of microscope that can help visualize cells in three dimensions, an advance ... Read more...

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‘Strained’ quantum dots promising in cancer detection


December 8th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Quantum dots, the tiny shiny particles made of semiconductors, hold promise for early detection and treatment of cancer. However, if doctors were to use them in humans, quantum ... Read more...

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Novel breast imaging technology can locate hard-to-detect cancers


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has claimed that breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) effectively detects cancers, which can easily dodge mammograms or clinical exam.According to most experts, the best way ... Read more...

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Simple saliva test could help detect oral cancer


October 2nd, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A simple test of saliva proteins could soon help doctors in detecting oral squamous cell carcinoma, a form of oral cancer, according to a new study.Led by ... Read more...

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US scientists create cancer-detecting nanoparticles


May 28th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, May 28 (Xinhua) US scientists have created the smallest iron oxide nanoparticles to date for cancer detection by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The research team from Brown University created peptide-coated iron ... Read more...

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Ultrasound, mammography together detect more breast cancer


May 14th, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by admin
Toronto, May 14 (IANS) A new study has found that mammography and ultrasound can play complementary roles in detecting breast cancer in high-risk women. Canadian and American researchers have found that each ... Read more...

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IIT alumnus says assembly technique for nanowires may pave way for cancer detection technology (Re-i


March 9th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
London , March 9 (ANI): An Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur alumnus says that bottom-up manufacturing may hold the key to designing tiny medical devices that have the capability of testing ... Read more...

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IIT alumnus says assembly technique for nanowires may pave way for cancer detection technology


March 8th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
London, March 8 (ANI): An Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur alumnus says that bottom-up manufacturing may hold the key to designing tiny medical devices that have the capability of testing multiple molecules ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may make cancer diagnosis faster, less invasive


December 24th, 2007 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 24 (ANI): A study on mice has suggested that gold nanoparticles may make diagnosis of cancer faster and less invasive.The researchers have shown that by using tiny gold ... Read more...

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