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Cancer Diagnostics – News and Features

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"Smart" Contact Lenses for Cancer Diagnosis and Screening

Contact lenses that can capture and detect exosomes – vesicles with the potential to act as cancer biomarkers – could be used to screen for cancers.
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3D Brain Tumor Model To Aid Development of Personalized Cancer Treatments

A 3D tumor model around the size of a pencil eraser could help treat glioblastoma with personalized therapies by accurately replicating the tumor microenvironment.
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Mathematical Modeling Could Aid the Development of a Simple Blood Test for Brain Tumors

University of Bristol research could lead to better detection of the most common type of malignant brain cancer.
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How a Tablespoon of Blood Could Transform Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed a new blood test that provides unprecedented insight into a patient’s cancer make-up, potentially allowing doctors to better select treatment options that will improve outcomes.
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Common Cancer Gene Regulates RNA “Dark Matter”

A new study has shown that a key genetic mutation that occurs early on in cancer alters RNA “dark matter” and causes the release of previously unknown RNA biomarkers.
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New Marker Efficiently Detects Circulating Tumor Cells

UCF researchers have found a new way to track metastatic cancer cells in the body, which in the future could help identify cancer earlier and give patients more treatment options.
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Highly Accurate, Non-Invasive Test for Major Liver Diseases Created

The liquid biopsy test, which uses two circulating proteins, was found to be highly accurate, sensitive and specific for both NASH and liver fibrosis.
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Splice Variant Biomarkers Identified for Most Common Renal Cell Cancer

Researchers have identified biomarkers for clear cell renal cell carcinoma and have developed a tool to indicate which patients are at high risk of poor outcomes.
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Liquid Biopsy Detects Breast Cancer DNA in Just Five Hours

Researchers have developed a novel, automated liquid biopsy test prototype, designed to detect cancer DNA in the blood of patients with advanced metastatic breast cancer within five hours.
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Hybrid Sensor Could Help Diagnose Cancer

Researchers have developed a nanophotonic-microfluidic sensor that has potential applications in cancer detection, monitoring and treatment response assessment.
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