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Developing a new AI breast cancer diagnostic tool

December 4, 2019

Scientists are developing a new way to identify the unique chemical ‘fingerprints’ for different types of breast cancers.…
New Pulsed Electric Field Technology Could Allow for Less Invasive Tumor Molecular Profiling

November 20, 2019

Current cancer treatment courses often begin with tissue biopsies. Biopsies, however, which involve the physical resection of a…
With one click, ‘digital pipeline’ automates classification of diabetic kidney disease

September 6, 2019

A new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision, has…
Artificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses

August 12, 2019

Researchers at University of Washington and University of California, Los Angeles, have developed an artificial intelligence system that…
The virtual biopsy prototype device can distinguish between healthy skin and different types of skin lesions and carcinomas. Image credit: Rutgers University
“Virtual Biopsy” Device Detects Skin Tumors

June 19, 2019

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy”…
Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells

May 17, 2019

A new way to cleanly separate out cancer cells from a blood sample enables comprehensive genetic profiling of…
Lasers Aim to Replace Scalpels in Cutting-Edge Biopsy Technique

May 17, 2019

Researchers in Lihong Wang’s lab have developed a new imaging technique that uses pulses from two kinds of…
Making the Invisible Visible: New method Opens Unexplored Realms for Liquid Biopsies

May 7, 2019

Advancing technology is allowing scientists increasingly to search for tiny signs of cancer and other health issues in…
Short-Term Health Impacts of Prostate Cancer Detection Methods

May 3, 2019

Discomfort: a word that no one wants to associate with a medical procedure. But sadly, it’s sometimes unavoidable.…
Biopsy Alternative: ‘Wearable’ Device Captures Cancer Cells From Blood

April 3, 2019

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient’s…
Urine Test Detects Organ Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

February 22, 2019

Too often, it’s only after a transplanted organ has sustained serious damage that a biopsy reveals the organ…
Novel imaging technology may help reduce biopsies for breast tumors

January 18, 2019

In American women, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death. While…
Scientists tested a special imaging needle that makes brain biopsies much safer (Video)

December 28, 2018

Taking a look into a human brain is not easy. Sure there are many imaging techniques and they…
Helping make brain surgery safer

December 21, 2018

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has…
Blood test identifies more treatable cancer mutations than biopsies alone

October 16, 2018

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a…
UPMC Hamot First in U.S. to Use Innovative Robotic Technology to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

June 21, 2018

More than 90 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive the disease, in part because…
Combining machine and nanoparticles for better transplant outcomes

November 30, 2017

By combining the use of drug-carrying nanoparticles with an organ-preserving machine, Yale researchers have developed a procedure that…
New techniques give blood biopsies greater promise

November 7, 2017

Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT,…
Liquid Biopsy May Be New Way to Detect Liver Cancer Earlier, Easier

October 10, 2017

An international team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center,…
Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies

September 19, 2017

Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another.…
Blood Biopsy Reveals Unique, Targetable Genetic Alterations in Patients with Rare Cancer

August 16, 2017

Using fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were…
Microscopy technique could enable more informative biopsies

July 17, 2017

MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers have devised a way to image biopsy samples with much higher resolution…
To Treat or Not to Treat

July 6, 2017

It’s a mark on your skin you’ve never noticed before. It’s a spot with irregular borders, or a…
Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies

April 5, 2017

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are white blood cells produced in bone marrow…
Researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood

December 19, 2016

More effective than existing microfluidic devices, the breakthrough technology developed in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Small System’s Laboratory paves…
Size matters: advance could increase sensivity of liquid biopsies

July 20, 2016

The liquid biopsy, a new type of blood test for detecting and monitoring cancer, is a welcome reprieve…
Second opinions notably reduce breast-biopsy misdiagnoses

June 26, 2016

Breast biopsy samples are often difficult to interpret. A sample that appears benign may be malignant, in which…
Study highlights discord with certain breast-biopsy diagnoses

March 23, 2016

Every year, millions of women undergo an anxiety-fraught breast biopsy, usually obtained on the heels of a breast…
Are We Ready for a Blood Test for Cancer?

January 25, 2016

What if screening for cancer was as easy as checking your cholesterol? That’s the promise of techniques currently…
New blood test may expand scope of liquid biopsies

January 15, 2016

When cells die, they don’t vanish without a trace. Instead, they leave behind their fingerprints in the form…
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