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  1. Fluorescence imaging method using SWIR light detects cancer early

    Online Articles

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014

    imaging method that has potential to detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before ..... accurately determine whether a newly detected cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, which ..... for Translational Science at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and clinical advisor

  2. Cancer cells that lie deeper could be candidates for photodynamic therapy

    Online Articles

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014

    PDT) to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding ..... current use of PDT to access deep-set cancer tumors. Related: SHG takes PDT to deep ..... singlet oxygen) that kills the malignant cancer cells while leaving most neighboring cells

  1. Fluorescence microscopy helps explain how stiffness in breast tissue contributes to breast cancer

    Online Articles

    Wed, 18 Jun 2014

    tissues frequently involved in breast cancer . Dense mammary tissue has long been recognized ..... a strong indicator of risk for breast cancer ; until now, however, the significance ..... mammoscopy aims for safer, earlier breast cancer screening By isolating mechanical and

  2. Water-soluble fluorescent probe shows potential for early cancer detection

    Online Articles

    Tue, 6 May 2014

    metabolic processes that are dysregulated in cancer cells . The discovery might lead to the ..... development of a method for early detection of cancer cells. Related: Unraveling the basis ..... report the PPi level could lead to improved cancer diagnostics because PPi plays a key role

  3. CANCER TREATMENT/NANOTECHNOLOGY: Light-activated chemotherapy delivery limits side effects

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 19 May 2014

    cocktails affect healthy tissue in addition to cancer . The result is unwanted side effects ..... doses. 1 The work could not only improve cancer treatment, but also facilitate research ..... balloon to pop open and release the anti- cancer drugs directly at a tumor. ( Image courtesy

  4. Software in development may double cancer diagnosis certainty

    Online Articles

    Tue, 15 Jul 2014

    treatment options for patients who have cancer . The certainty of the diagnosis depends ..... at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research (LBI-CR) and the VetMedUni ..... Biophotonics enables early and accurate cancer diagnosis In the study, the scientists

  5. CMS to cover Exact Sciences' noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer

    Online Articles

    Fri, 10 Oct 2014

    stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer and precancer from Exact Sciences (NASDAQ ..... the parallel review process. Colorectal cancer is highly treatable with early detection ..... recommended and, as a result, colorectal cancer remains the second-leading cancer killer

  6. Multimodal imaging system for cancer detection is smaller and cheaper

    Online Articles

    Thu, 19 Jun 2014

    near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent imaging to detect marked cancer cells and visible light reflectance imaging to see the contours ..... inject fluorescent dyes into a patient to help them pinpoint cancer cells. The dyes converge onto the diseased cells, and when

  7. Ultrafast nonlinear microscopy can ID breast cancer tumors in real time

    Online Articles

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014

    patients undergoing breast-conserving cancer surgery have to undergo additional procedures ..... morphological changes associated with breast cancer , like collagen reorganization, in breast ..... for identifying tumor borders for breast cancer in situ . The researchers say that additional

  8. OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY: OCT developments address skin cancer diagnosis

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 19 May 2014

    Recent developments in optical coherence tomography (OCT) address skin cancer diagnosis. MedLumics (Madrid, Spain) has launched a three-year initiative to translate research into new clinical applications

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