Google's AI for lung cancer diagnosis proves more accurate than radiologists in early trial

Google describes the early results of the AI it developed to detect lung cancer as "encouraging"

Like all forms of the disease, an early diagnosis of lung cancer can greatly improve a patient's chance of survival but, like all cancers this is much easier said than done. A Google research initiative aimed at harnessing artificial intelligence to better model and predict lung cancer has shown promise in a newly published study, with the technology even outperforming certified radiologists in some regards.

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Lamprey molecules squirm into the brain to deliver cancer drugs

Researchers have used molecules from the lamprey's immune system to help fight brain cancer

With a mouth like a whirlpool full of teeth, the lamprey is not something you'd normally want anywhere near your brain. But now, researchers from the Universities of Texas and Wisconsin-Madison have used molecules taken from the freaky fish's immune system to deliver drugs inside the body – and even managed to sneak them into the brain.

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How scorpion venom is helping surgeons detect brain cancer

A peptide in scorpion venom was found to selectively bind to brain tumor cells, so a ...

A new imaging technique designed to help surgeons identify the location of malignant brain tumors during surgery is showing promising early clinical trial results. The technique combines a new high-sensitivity near-infrared camera with a special imaging agent synthesized from an amino acid found in scorpion venom.

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Biological barrier could keep cancer from metastasizing

(Left) Normal expression of the protein activin B (red) in a healthy pancreas, which forms a ...

Cancer might not be so difficult to kill if it didn't have the terrifying ability to spread throughout the body. Now, researchers at EPFL, the University of Bern and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics have discovered a particular protein signalling pathway that controls whether a tumor can spread or not, making it a good target for future drugs.

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FDA study finds sunscreen chemicals enter bloodstream but health risks unclear

Four chemicals in sunscreen were found to leech into people's bloodstreams at levels high enough to ...

A new study from researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that four active ingredients in sunscreen can leech into a person's bloodstream at levels high enough to warrant further toxicology testing. Cancer experts say while these results do demand more clinical research, it's unclear whether these chemical concentrations are dangerous to humans and at this stage no one should discontinue their use of sunscreen.

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How circadian disruptions promote tumor growth and timing of cancer drugs may be vital

A study has revealed certain cancer drugs can be more, or less, effective when administered at ...

A detailed new study has offered incredible insight into how disrupting circadian rhythms can promote tumor growth. The research also suggests that the efficacy of cancer therapies can be improved by more specifically timing the administration of certain drugs to a patient's particular circadian rhythm.

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Existing drug that offers dormancy over death may be better for combatting cancer

An existing drug has been found to be effective at keeping cancer in a dormant state, ...

Part of what makes cancer so formidable is its ability to spread around the body, so that doctors can rarely be completely sure they've killed it all. But that might not be the best way to go about treating the disease after all. Now researchers at Purdue University have identified a drug that could help keep cancer contained in a dormant state – and best of all, that drug is already on the market for other purposes.

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