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News tag: cancer tumor


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Keen sense of smell in elephants may help locate cancerous tumors


2 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For most us, seeing dogs around us who attempt to identify illegal substances is sufficiently unnerving, but the feeling is insignificant compared to the prospect of an oversized land mammal being used for the same purpose. The exceptional sense of smell characterizing elephants is the reason some pachyderms in South…

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A pill may soon detect cancer tumors


25 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Soon it may be possible for doctors to diagnose cancer with a simple blood test after patients take a pill. Stanford Medical School researchers designed a pill that would cause cancer tumors to release bio-markers into the bloodstream. Upon completion, this method would become world’s most non-invasive cancer diagnosis test.…

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Many U.S. women lack knowledge about breast cancer tumors


26 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many women having breast cancer seem to be lacking knowledge about their illness, and minority patients are the least likely compared to other women to know and report relevant and accurate information about their the characteristics of the tumor. The new findings were published in CANCER. The study shows the…

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Nanoparticle offer high precision tumor boundaries


22 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A novel type of nanoparticle could help doctors better identify diseases and improve markers of tumor boundaries. The nanoparticles can be traced through six distinct methods for imaging, and the new method allows doctors to get a much clearer picture of what goes on in the body, after merging results…