A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests

Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined “liquid biopsy,” epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages. The findings, published online today in Nature, describe not only a way to detect cancer, but hold […]

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Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests

MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to thrive. In mice that were genetically programmed to develop lung cancer, those raised […]

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Opposite effect: Protein widely known to fight tumors also boosts cancer growth

Search for a description of “p53” and it becomes clear that this human protein is widely known for its cancer-fighting benefits, leading to its renown as “the guardian of the genome.” Scientists at the University of California San Diego have published a new study challenging that description. Studying the “wild type” version of p53 (WTp53), […]

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Advocacy prog on HIV & AIDS at Aizuto held

Participants with the officials during the advocacy programme on HIV & AIDS held with Anderson Theological College and church leaders in partnership with Sumi Baptist Akukuhou Kuqhakulu (SBAK) Aizuto on January 31. (Photo Courtesy: LFA) Dimapur, February 2 (MExN): The Legislators’ Forum on AIDS (LFA) organised one day advocacy programme on HIV & AIDS with Anderson […]

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