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March 3, 2013
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UCLA Researchers Further Refine ‘Nanovelcro’ Device to Grab Single Cancer Cells from Blood

Improvement enables ‘liquid biopsies’ for metastatic melanoma Researchers at UCLA report that they have refined a method they previously developed for capturing and analyzing cancer cells that break away from patients’ tumors and circulate in the blood. With the improvements … Continue reading

January 30, 2012
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They Know The Drool

*The search for biomarkers of disease in spit* It’s a researcher’s dream: a simple, noninvasive test to detect life-threatening cancer, heart disease, or other maladies while they’re still treatable. A team of University of Minnesota researchers is in hot pursuit … Continue reading

January 6, 2012
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MU Researcher’s Photoacoustic Device Finds Cancer Cells Before They Become Tumors

*Commercial production will allow scientists, academia opportunity for use in cancer studies* COLUMBIA, Mo. – Early detection of melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer, is critical because melanoma will spread rapidly throughout the body. Now, University of Missouri researchers are … Continue reading

December 16, 2011
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Yale Scientists Identify Gene That Controls The Spread of Melanoma

Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified a gene in melanoma that can dramatically affect the spread of the disease. The study, published in the journal Cancer Cell, provides new insight into how melanoma metastasizes in patients with advanced disease, and … Continue reading

June 3, 2011
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Sun Safety: Facts about Skin Cancer and Tips on Preventing It

With summer upon us, Yale Medical Group physicians have an urgent warning: Be sun smart. Practicing good sun protection, including the use of sunscreen, could save your life, they say. “You don’t want to go crawl under a rock or … Continue reading

June 2, 2011
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More Sun Safety: A Young Woman’s Battle Against Melanoma

Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are rising dramatically, despite the known link to outdoor or indoor exposure to ultraviolet rays. In fact, it is expected that more new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this … Continue reading