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Improving Accuracy in Predicting Response to Neoadjuvant Treatment in Patients With Breast Cancer

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By: Danielle Garcia From: oncozine.com A liquid biopsy, a sampling and analysis of non-solid biological tissue, primarily blood, is mainly used as a diagnostic and monitoring tool for diseases such as cancer. One of the benefits of liquid biopsies is that they are largely non-invasive. Another advantage is that liquid biopsies may potentially help detect, characterize, and monitor cancers earlier …

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Researchers identify marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer

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Source: University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry From: news-medical.net A new discovery from University of Alberta scientists represents an important milestone in the fight against thyroid cancer. In a study published in EBioMedicine and recently presented at the American Thyroid Association annual meeting, the team has identified a marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer, which comprises …

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New Handheld Device, Q-Poc Detects Cancer, Tuberculosis in 15 Minutes

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By: Jessica F From: natureworldnews.com Late detection in chronic diseases including cancer can mean devastating results. Sometimes, this means it’s too late to cure the patient. That’s why a London-based company developed a handheld device which can detect cancer and tuberculosis in just 15 minutes. According to a report by NDTV, a start-up company in London claims to have developed …

New urine-based test to detect breast cancer

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From Zee News Washington: Scientists have developed a new urine-based screening method to diagnose breast cancer and determine its severity even before it can be detected with a mammogram. A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher used a device called a P-scan, to detect the concentration of certain metabolites called pteredines in urine samples. These biomarkers are present in …