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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cancer Research: 'Nanopore' scanners to find early signs of cancer ♦ Long-term needs of colorectal cancer survivors ♦ Increased detection of low-risk tumors

Increased detection of low-risk tumors driving up thyroid cancer rates, study finds Low-risk cancers that do not have any symptoms and presumably will not cause problems in the future are responsible for the rapid increase in the number of new cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed over the past decade, according to a study. According to the study authors, nearly one-third of these recent cases were diagnosed when clinicians used high-tech imaging even when no symptoms of thyroid disease were present.
New drug-like compounds may improve odds of men battling prostate cancer Researchers have discovered new drug-like compounds that could ultimately be developed into medicines that offer better odds of survival to prostate cancer patients. The new compounds target the human protein P-gp, which causes resistance against a majority of the drugs currently available for treating cancer and HIV/AIDS. The new compounds, discovered via computer-generated models, are good candidates for development into drugs since the compounds have low toxicity to noncancerous cells
New guidelines address long-term needs of colorectal cancer survivors New American Cancer Society Cancer Survivorship Care guidelines released today provide primary care clinicians with recommendations for providing comprehensive care to the estimated 1.2 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States.
Researchers use 'nanopore' scanners to find early signs of cancer The tiniest of scanners could be a huge step forward in the fight against cancer. “Nanopore” scanners could save lives by detecting individual DNA molecules, making it possible to diagnose colorectal and lung cancers at their earliest stages.
Dental research effort aims to stem India's oral cancer problem New work has resulted in innovative techniques that utilize some of the world's most sophisticated lasers to noninvasively probe into mouth lesions to determine the growth of cancerous cells and eradicate them. Now, this focus is on stemming India's oral cancer problem with a portable diagnostic device.

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