Implantable device targets tumors using electric fields

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The technique uses a small device containing a reservoir of chemotherapy that can be either implanted in the tumor or placed on the skin to create the electric field.

Fluorescent dyes can 'light up' brain cancer cells for surgery

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells differentiate brain tumors from normal brain tissue, and may help surgeons accurately localize and completely remove tumors.

Guardant Health takes another $50M for 'liquid biopsy' cancer test

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A blood test that can detect changes in the genetic structure of cancer cells over time. The test has become known as a 'liquid biopsy' because it requires no tissue excision.

Small Molecule Successfully Targets Telomerase to Destroy Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Treatment with 6-thio-dG resulted in rapid cell death for the vast majority of the cancer cell lines tested.

Glowing nanotech guides cancer surgery, kills remaining cancer cells

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

The method should allow more accurate surgical removal of solid tumors at the same time it eradicates any remaining cancer cells.