New Lasers Made of Blood Could Revolutionize Cancer Detection

Pew pew pew! A laser that uses human blood could be the best way to track tumors.

September 6, 2016

A “Self-Destruct” Switch for Cancer? New Method Turns Cancer Cells Against Themselves

UTSA biology professor Matthew Gdovin has successfully forced cancer cells in mice to wipe themselves out—essentially forcing them to "commit suicide." This is a noninvasive, less destructive procedure that will hopefully make cancer treatments easier and more successful.

July 7, 2016

Scientists Are Trying to Modify The Naked Mole-Rats’ Cancer Resistance For Humans

Naked mole-rats are the longest-living rodent species, and they exhibit 'extraordinary' resistance to cancer. Understanding these animals' anti-cancer mechanisms may help advance human treatment, according to a collaborative research team from Hokkaido University and Keio University in Japan.

June 21, 2016

New Method Can Detect Cancerous Mutations in Individual Cells

Monovar is a novel technique that uses only individual cancer cells in detection, and has possible applications beyond cancer detection.

April 25, 2016

Microscope Uses Artificial Intelligence to Find Cancer Cells

A new microscope employs AI deep learning to detect cancer cells better and more efficiently without using biological markers that harm blood samples.

April 17, 2016

Nipping Cancer in the Bud—New Supersensitive Biosensor Makes It Happen

This cancer detecting sensor is 1 million times more sensitive than previous versions.

April 1, 2016

New Breakthrough In Understanding How Cancer Cells Fuel Their Growth

While cancer cells consume a great deal of glucose, it seems to be used as energy for the production of new cells.

March 15, 2016

Scientists Create Artificial Intelligence to Help Fight Cancer

A team from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York is training an artificial intelligence to find similarities between cases, and figure out hidden links in cancer cases.

February 23, 2016

New Dialysis-Style Treatment ‘Washes’ Blood of Cancer Cells

A significant milestone in cancer research sees the development of a new system that can dramatically pull down the cost of cancer treatment and reduce risk of cancer spreading by cleaning cancer from the blood.

December 19, 2015

Scientists Target and “Turn Off” the Most Common Cancer-Causing Protein

New cancer study uncovers SHP2 a protein inhibitor that can effectively target and shut down cancer-causing proteins Ras.

December 3, 2015
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