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Looking for cancer clues in poo

Looking for cancer clues in poo 1

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It’s a substance most people try not to think about. But it could be a vital tool when it comes to detecting bowel cancer early. We need to talk about poo. In diagnosing some cancers, poo has a particular advantage. Professor Chris Probert, a Cancer Research …

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    Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis

    Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis 3

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home—according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Scientists pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients …

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      New strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer

      New strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer 4

      Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have developed a strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer in adults that combines a photoactive molecule and a chemotherapeutic agent—both encapsulated in protein-lipid nanoparticles. Results of the research, supported by São Paulo …

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        Technique targets cancer cells and leaves healthy ones alone

        Technique targets cancer cells and leaves healthy ones alone 6

        TRPV2 protein in action. Credit: Hebrew University of Jerusalem It is a feeling that many who receive a cancer diagnosis can identify with: heartbreak and fear, followed by hopes that chemotherapy will save the day. Unfortunately, for many patients, chemo’s painful side effects cause them to stop treatment prematurely. Now, …

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          A novel pathway to target colorectal cancer

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          Dr. Raymond N. Dubois, noted cancer researcher and dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, is senior author on the Gastroenterology article. Credit: Sarah Pack, Medical University of South Carolina While the emergence of precision medicine and immunotherapy has greatly improved outcomes for patients …

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