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Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments
Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.
Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments
Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments

Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.

Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.

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A Nose by Any Other Name: Tracking the Scent of Tumor Metabolic Waste
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Apr 11, 2022
The unique odor profiles of tumors can be used to develop diagnostic sensing tools.
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Could Cancer’s Microbiome Help Diagnose and Treat the Disease?
Jef Akst | Mar 14, 2022
A growing appreciation of the bacterial assemblages that live within tumors has researchers striving to understand and capitalize on their role.
Illustration showing microbial signatures of cancer in the body
Infographic: Putting Cancer’s Unique Microbiomes to Use
Jef Akst | Mar 14, 2022
From diagnosis to tracking treatment responses, bacteria and other microbes in the blood, gut, and tumors of cancer patients may provide helpful hints for improving their care.
Learn About Variant Annotation in Hereditary Cancer
Assigning Meaning: Genetic Variant Interpretation in Hereditary Cancer
Qiagen | Jan 19, 2022
Improving the reliability of genetic variant annotation and clinical interpretation
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Watch a Trained Pup Detect Prostate Cancer From a Urine Sample
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021
Good girl, Florin!
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Dogs Are Teaching Machines to Sniff Out Cancer
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers used dogs’ diagnoses of prostate cancer to inform a machine learning algorithm with the goal of one day detecting cancers with canine-level accuracy.
Banking on Blood Tests
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 1, 2016
How close are liquid biopsies to replacing current diagnostics?
Next Generation: Souped-up Probiotics Pinpoint Cancer
Kate Yandell | May 28, 2015
Genetically engineered commensal bacteria help researchers detect cancer metastases in mouse livers.