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Cancer Diagnostics – News and Features

Gloved hand holding a 96 well plate in front of a screen displaying qPCR amplification curves.

qPCR vs dPCR: Choosing the Right PCR Technology To Suit Your Experimental Needs

How can you identify which technique is best suited to your research requirements? In this article, we explore the advantages of qPCR and dPCR, considering specific applications and deliverable metrics to help you choose the right technology to suit your experimental needs.
Cancer cells.

Pancreatic Cancer Cells Differ by Location and May Inform Targeted Treatments

A new study has found that pancreatic cancer cells are different based on their location in the pancreas, providing new information about tumors that could lead to better targeted treatments.
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) stained with Hematoxylin and eosin (HE)

Epstein-Barr Virus, Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer: Looking Back at 60 Years of Research

In this interview, Professor Lawrence Young discusses the current interest in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) vaccines for combatting multiple sclerosis and his thoughts on the future direction of EBV research.
A scientist holds a vial of blood in a gloved hand.

Advances in Liquid Biopsies: Improving Sensitivity and Earlier Detection

This article will focus on some of the advances currently being made in the field of liquid biopsy, from attempts to improve the sensitivity of tests, to using bodily fluids other than blood.
Three test tubes in a beaker, one filled with yellow liquid.

Urine Test Detects High-Grade Prostate Cancer

A novel urine-based test that measures 18 markers can accurately detect high-grade prostate cancer, potentially reducing the need for invasive biopsies.
A rack of empty test tubes.

Urine Test Detects DNA Released by Head and Neck Tumors

Researchers have developed a urine-based test that can detect DNA fragments released by head and neck cancers, potentially facilitating early diagnosis.
A microplate containing tumoroids, zoomed in image of the individual wells and further magnification of the GEP-NENs tumoroid

Unveiling Novel Therapeutic Targets for Neuroendocrine Cancers: A Precision Medicine Breakthrough

With limited therapeutic options available, scientists have been addressing a compelling need to explore personalized approaches for high-grade gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) that could revolutionize patient care.
AI written on a computer chip.

AI Could Improve Breast Cancer Screening by Reducing False Positives

Using artificial intelligence (AI) to supplement radiologists’ evaluations of mammograms may improve breast-cancer screening by reducing false positives without missing cases of cancer, according to a study.
The ovarian tumor microenvironment.

“Theranostic” System Enables Identification and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

A new radiotheranostic system has the ability to detect and treat ovarian cancer noninvasively, providing more personalized treatment to patients.
An X ray of lungs.

AI Detects Tumor Cells To Predict Bone Cancer Prognoses

Researchers have developed and validated a machine-learning model that can accurately evaluate the density of surviving tumor cells after treatment.