News tagged with cancer tissue

Linking risk factors and disease origins in breast cancer

Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have found that epigenetic changes to DNA are associated with aging in disease-free breast tissues and are further altered in breast tumors. Epigenetic changes describe ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Biomarker may help predict aggressive cancers

For children with central nervous system cancers, the presence of a specific genetic modification—hypermethylation of the TERT promoter—may help predict tumor progression and patient survival, according to results presented ...

Nov 05, 2013
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Special camera detects tumors

Tumor removal surgeries pose a great challenge even to skillful and experienced surgeons. For one thing, tumor margins are blending into healthy tissue and are difficult to differentiate. For another, distributed ...

Nov 04, 2013
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MicroRNA-31 might predict lung-cancer spread

(Medical Xpress)—Determining whether a patient's lung cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes is critical for identifying the most effective therapy, but it usually requires surgery. A new study suggests, however, that ...

Sep 24, 2013
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Research to change how breast cancer treated

(Medical Xpress)—Research from the newly formed Cambridge Cancer Centre, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cancer Research UK and ...

Sep 23, 2013
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Special CT improves radiotherapy planning

A computer tomograph (CT) with special software solutions is helping to improve the planning of radiotherapy, thus making cancer treatment more effective. Radiotherapy aims to irradiate tumors as precisely ...

Sep 19, 2013
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