A blood test that could potentially detect early stage cancer

From NBC News: Scientists are edging closer to developing blood tests that could detect early stage cancer, before patients show any symptoms of the disease. One such test, called PanSeer, can potentially spot five types of cancers up to four years earlier than current diagnostic methods, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal … Read moreA blood test that could potentially detect early stage cancer

Surgical iKnife used to target cancer tissue

From Medical Xpress: Cancers are often heavily reliant on breaking down fats for their growth and spread, and could be treated by a highly innovative combination of new drugs and dietary changes, a major new study concludes. The landmark research used a surgical ‘iKnife’ to analyze vaporized cancer tissue—and identified a metabolic weakness in cancer … Read moreSurgical iKnife used to target cancer tissue

Exploding microbubbles that tear cancer cells like ‘targeted warheads’

From New Atlas: Lately we’ve seen an exciting string of research projects demonstrate how ultrasound can be harnessed to fight cancer, whether that be by helping drugs cross the blood-brain barrier, heating and destroying tissue in prostate cancers, or selectively killing tumor cells while leaving healthy ones unharmed. Adding to this burgeoning potential is a … Read moreExploding microbubbles that tear cancer cells like ‘targeted warheads’

What cancer patients should know about coronavirus

From The American Cancer Society: The COVID-19 outbreak is still new, so doctors do not have a lot of specific information on this coronavirus for cancer patients. But they do have a lot of information regarding the risk of infections in general for cancer patients. Doctors and health officials agree the best way to prevent illness … Read moreWhat cancer patients should know about coronavirus

Cancer killing cells discovered by accident

From MSN: A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment. Researchers at Cardiff University were analysing blood from a bank in Wales, looking for immune cells that could fight bacteria, when they found an … Read moreCancer killing cells discovered by accident

Cancer death rates see sharpest drop in U.S.

From The New York Times: The cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported, the American Cancer Society reported on Wednesday. Since 1991 the rate has dropped 29 percent, which translates to approximately 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths than … Read moreCancer death rates see sharpest drop in U.S.