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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cancer Research: Artificial intelligence used to improve breast cancert outcomes ♦ Study of leukemias in children living close to heavily used roads

New approach found to tackle breast cancer hormone therapy resistance A new explanation has been found as to why women with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem
Study of leukemias in children living close to heavily used roads The risk of acute leukemia in children living close to heavily used roads has been the focus of recent study. The results of the study show that the incidence of new cases of myeloblastic leukemia (418 of 2,760 cases of leukemia) was 30 percent higher in children in the population whose residence was located within 150 m of heavily used roads, and had a combined length of over 260 m within this radius
Surgical probe seeks out where cancer ends and healthy tissue begins A new surgical tool that uses light to make sure surgeons removing cancerous tumors 'got it all' was found to correlate well with traditional pathologists' diagnoses in a clinical study, showing that the tool could soon enable reliable, real-time guidance for surgeons
Artificial intelligence used to improve breast cancer patient outcomes Researchers are working on a way to use artificial intelligence to predict a patient's response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer -- paclitaxel and gemcitabine. They are hoping to one day remove the guesswork from breast cancer treatment with this technique
Imaging method has potential to stratify head and neck cancer patients A potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy has been identified by researchers. These patients commonly receive pre-treatment induction chemotherapy, before either surgery or radiotherapy, to reduce the risk of disease spread. However the effectiveness of such treatment is reduced in tumors with poor blood flow

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