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Immunotherapy Trial Shows Increased Brain Cancer Survival

Robert Fenstermaker and Michael Ciesielski

Results from a clinical trial show an experimental treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer that harnesses the immune system extends patients’ survival, when combined with standard cancer care. . . . → Read More: Immunotherapy Trial Shows Increased Brain Cancer Survival

Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

A new method for diagnosing cancer of the throat and stomach, two regions considered difficult to detect in cancer patients, analyzes the breath of patients for characteristic biomarkers of the disease. . . . → Read More: Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

FDA Urges More Industry Sun Protection Research

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The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking companies making sunscreen to conduct more research on the safety of products that protect against harmful sun rays. . . . → Read More: FDA Urges More Industry Sun Protection Research

Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

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An engineering professor in Colorado is developing a new process for diagnosing melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer that analyzes conditions in the skin without removing tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Susan Peterson

Mobile technology combined with sensor-connected home devices are shown in a clinical trial to help patients reduce adverse side effects from radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. . . . → Read More: Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Univ. Licenses Barrett’s Esophagus Detection Device

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A medical device company is licensing a minimally-invasive technology developed in university labs for detection of Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that often leads to esophageal cancer. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Barrett’s Esophagus Detection Device

Univ. Spinoff Qualifies for NIH Clinical Program

Kate Rittenhouse-Olson and John Fisk

An enterprise developing a synthetic antibody to treat breast cancer, spun-off from a University at Buffalo research lab, is taking part in a federal program to advance the treatments to clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spinoff Qualifies for NIH Clinical Program

3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Gioeli lab group

A university lab is teaming up with a local biotechnology company to develop realistic models of tumors from individual cancer patients, enabling more personalized treatment options. . . . → Read More: 3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Fitness Trackers Seen Feasible for Cancer Patients

Arjun Gupta and Muhammad Beg

Activity tracking devices, used by athletes and ordinary persons to track their fitness, are shown in a pilot test to successfully monitor physical activity of older cancer patients for periods of 10 weeks or more. . . . → Read More: Fitness Trackers Seen Feasible for Cancer Patients

Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

A camera modeled on capabilities of a butterfly’s eye offers surgeons definitive images of tumor tissue for removal, as demonstrated in tests with lab animals and patients with breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue