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January 24, 2017
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Light therapy effectively treats early prostate cancer

A new non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer can effectively kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, reports a new UCL-led phase III clinical trial in 413 patients. The trial was funded by STEBA Biotech which holds the commercial license … Continue reading

March 17, 2016
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Men who forgo aggressive treatment for prostate cancer don’t receive appropriate monitoring

UCLA study finds most patients who choose “active surveillance” don’t follow up with tests and office visits An increasing number of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are opting for active surveillance – closely monitoring their cancer – rather than … Continue reading

June 28, 2014
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STD may heighten risk of prostate cancer

Could a common sexually transmitted infection boost a man’s risk for prostate cancer? In a new study, Patricia Johnson, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explored the connection between … Continue reading

June 7, 2014
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A new device deciphers the language of cells

A biomedical engineer listens in on what proteins are saying. As inventions go, Yale biomedical engineer Rong Fan’s entry into the innovation sweepstakes is not much to look at. Fan’s device, impressively named a single-cell, 45-plex protein secretion measurement platform, … Continue reading

March 8, 2014
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UCLA researchers create Google Glass app for instant medical diagnostic test results

A team of researchers from UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a Google Glass application and a server platform that allow users of the wearable, glasses-like computer to perform instant, wireless diagnostic testing for a … Continue reading

December 1, 2013
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The real killer behind cancer

This story is short.  Not much is known about metastasis. And that’s the point.

July 12, 2013
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Prostate cancer: moving beyond ‘watchful waiting’

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men: the American Cancer Society expects the disease will claim nearly 30,000 lives in 2013. The disease mainly affects older men—the median age of diagnosis is 67—and it’s a … Continue reading