HIPPOCRATES, the father of medicine, was known to have used smell as an aid to his work. Generations of doctors followed suit.
Lymph nodes are common pathways for certain cancers to spread, requiring surgical removal. These days lymph nodes are visualized using gamma ray imagers that spot the radioactive Technetium-99m tracer that’s injected near a tumor.
New software built in Japan can detect bowel cancer in less than a second, researchers claim.
IT IS more than 50 years since “Fantastic Voyage” hit the cinemas. The film’s premise, shrinking a submarine and her crew to the point where they can travel through a patient’s bloodstream to repair damage in situ, though entertaining, remains as absurd as it was in 1966.
American Brain Tumor Association president and CEO, Elizabeth Wilson, commented, “We are excited that combination therapy with Optune plus temozolomide continues to show a meaningful extension of long-term survival for newly diagnosed GBM patients”.
Microsoft today launched a number of key cancer-fighting projects it has under way, showing off its application of machine learning to solve bigger challenges than identifying dog breeds.
One such application, called Project Hanover, is seeking to make personalized, precision cancer therapy available to all cancer patients by helping oncologists sift through reams of biomedical research papers faster.