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Cancer Diagnostics – News and Features

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.
Cancer cells.

Researchers Gain New Insights Into Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Two separate studies have delved into the understanding of resistance to chemotherapy in TNBC and found new ways to segment patients and improve treatment from it.
Prototype of the ExoArc system.

New Device Rapidly Isolates Blood Plasma for Diagnostics and Precision Medicine

Scientists have developed a coin-sized chip that can directly isolate blood plasma from a tube of blood in just 30 minutes, which is more convenient and user-friendly as compared to the current gold standard, multi-step centrifugation process.
A doctor in a white coat talks to a patient.

Cancer Deaths Drop Among Middle-Aged in UK

Fewer middle-aged people are dying from cancer in the UK than at any point over the last 25 years, with mortality rates dropping by over a third.
A digital illustration of a DNA double helix.

Genetic “Dark Matter” Could Help Monitor Cancer

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a machine-learning approach that identifies these sequences in both tumor DNA and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) that are shed into the blood.
A scientist places blood test tubes in a rack.

Colorectal Cancer Blood Test Is 83% Accurate

A blood test that screens for circulating tumor DNA in people with an average risk for colorectal cancer is 83% accurate at detecting the disease, reports a new study.
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Industry Insight

Women in Science – A Conversation With Dr. Joanne Mason

In this interview, Dr. Mason tells us about her career path and experiences along the way, as well as sharing advice for women considering a career in science.
Cancer cells.

Innovative Biosensor Detects Skin Cancer

Researchers have developed a revolutionary biosensor using terahertz (THz) waves that can detect skin cancer with exceptional sensitivity, potentially paving the way for earlier and easier diagnoses.
Male doctor speaking to a male patient.

Clearer Diagnostics, Improved Chances: The Big-Picture Impacts of Improved Cancer Diagnostic Testing

Explore how innovations in the cancer diagnostic space, particularly those focusing on simple but effective diagnostic methodologies, could make cancer screening and early detection more straightforward, improving access and outcomes for patients.
A doctor holds an empty saliva sample tube.
Industry Insight

Time Is of the Essence: Saliva-Based Test Could Detect Cancer Early

Technology Networks spoke to Nick Ainslie, co-founder of Ausel, to find out more about a saliva-based diagnostic designed to indicate the presence of cancer cells at the earliest stage of development without the need for invasive methods.