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State-of-the-art technology provides high levels of accuracy in breast cancer diagnosis

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Source: University of Leeds From: news-medical.net State-of-the-art technology which helps doctors more accurately diagnose breast cancer has been hailed as a breakthrough by the US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) for its exceptional potential clinical value in improving patient care. The 4D Q-plasia OncoReader Breast uses digitized pathology slides of breast cancer tissue to diagnose disease with improved accuracy, effectively …

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Groups Partner to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

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By: Lisa Boylan From: associationsnow.com Two associations are banding together to seek solutions that will increase diversity in cancer clinical trials to accurately represent populations that are more affected by cancer and improve overall patient care. Despite the well-known importance of clinical trial results, racial and ethnic minority populations continue to be underrepresented in cancer treatment trials when compared with …

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Blood test offers early warning of chemotherapy-related heart problems

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By: Experimental Biology From: medicalxpress.com Scientists have identified a collection of biomarkers that together signal that a person’s cancer treatment may be harming their heart. After further validation, the biomarkers could eventually allow doctors to assess cardiovascular side effects of chemotherapy with a simple blood test early in the treatment process. Heart problems are a side effect of several cancer …