Scientists have created a bacterium that can find cells in the bloodstream that cancer tumors have shed and signal the presence of cancer through a simple lab test.
More young people are being diagnosed with an array of cancers most commonly associated with old age, and medical professionals are trying to figure out why.
Using only a patient’s medical records, artificial intelligence predicted a person’s likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer at least as well as doctors using family histories and genetic screenings, according to a study by Harvard University, Boston-area hospitals, and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Immunotherapy is cancer treatment’s new go-to remedy. Technicians take white blood cells from a patient—the “killer T cells” of the immune system —isolate the ones best suited to fight the patient’s form of cancer, then genetically engineer them to be “super T cells” able to overcome cancer’s defenses.
Figuring out whether a strange mass of cells in the body is malignant may soon no longer involve intrusive and painful tissue biopsies, thanks to researchers at Australia’s University of Technology.