Developing AI for Cancer Care

March 10, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Machine learning
Under a four-year National Cancer Institute grant, computer scientists at Dartmouth’s Norris Cancer Center aim “to develop machine learning [MORE]

Lung Biopsy Robot

March 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Auris Health Monarch robotic lung biopsy
Taking a lung biopsy is notoriously tricky, risking organ collapse.  Auris Health (Redwood City, CA) [MORE]

Lung Cancer Test with a Nasal Swab

February 18, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cotton swabs
Genomics diagnostic company Veracyte (South San Francisco, CA) is in clinical trials of its nasal swab for detecting lung [MORE]

Extrachromosomal DNA in Tumor Cells

February 18, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Oncogenes on doughnut-shaped ecDNA (orange)
“In the past, cancer researchers have mainly focused on targeting genes that are located on the [MORE]

Iridium-Based Compound for Photodynamic Therapy

February 11, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Anti-cancer light particles
Photodynamic therapy has had some, but limited, success is destroying cancers, such as bladder tumors.  This approach may [MORE]

E-nose Assess Immunotherapy Prognosis

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Analysis of exhaled breath
Oncologists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute “hypothesized that molecular profiling of exhaled air may capture the inflammatory [MORE]

Programming DNA-Based Biomolecules to Target Cancer Cell Membranes

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell membrane proteins to identify cancer cells
“A new cancer-detecting tool [developed at Duke University] uses tiny circuits made of DNA [MORE]

A Simple Cancer Urine Test

January 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Urine test for cancer
“Researchers at Imperial College London and MIT have developed a simple cancer urine test based on injected [MORE]

The “MasSpec Pen”

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mass spec pen detects cancer
This isn’t what first comes to mind—a mass spectrometer reduced to the size of a pen.  [MORE]

Using CRISPR for Diagnostic Devices

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR to edit DNA gels
MIT and Harvard researchers have used CRISPR to edit DNA in gels making new types of [MORE]

Artificial Intelligence in Oncology so far, not so Good

December 3, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Watson computer
“In 2018, the team at MD Anderson published a paper in The Oncologist outlining their experiences with Watson and [MORE]

Electromagnetic Fields Inhibit Cancer Metastases

November 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Breast cancer cells
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers at Ohio State University, report this: “Using a novel microfluidic platform, we found that [MORE]

Microbiome Diversity and Tumor Metastasis

November 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human microbiome
Cancer researchers at the University of Virginia have made an interesting observation that links microbe diversity in intestines to [MORE]

Computational Modeling for Cancer Treatments

November 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Immune tumor interaction
A collaboration between the Argonne National Laboratory and three university partners proposes that computational modeling of the immune [MORE]