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DNA Methylation Could Predict Ovarian, Breast Cancers
A pair of new studies finds that analyzing material from a Pap smear can reveal tumor risk in distant parts of the body, potentially allowing early interventions.
DNA Methylation Could Predict Ovarian, Breast Cancers
DNA Methylation Could Predict Ovarian, Breast Cancers

A pair of new studies finds that analyzing material from a Pap smear can reveal tumor risk in distant parts of the body, potentially allowing early interventions.

A pair of new studies finds that analyzing material from a Pap smear can reveal tumor risk in distant parts of the body, potentially allowing early interventions.

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Measuring Metabolites to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Cancer
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jun 11, 2021
Metabolomics research highlights molecules important for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
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FDA-Led Consortium Details Improvements Needed in Liquid Biopsies
Marcus A. Banks | May 19, 2021
In the largest effort to date to standardize performance metrics of the cancer diagnostic across products, researchers say the products can likely detect advanced tumors reliably, but early-stage malignancies would remain a challenge.
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There’s a Troubling Rise in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adults
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 26, 2019
Some experts blame our modern, sugary diet, while others think that gut microbiome changes and sedentary lifestyles may play a role. Altogether, the causes are far from clear.
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New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 21, 2019
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.
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AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.
Dartmouth Professor Plagiarized His Colleague, University Says
Jef Akst | Aug 20, 2018
H. Gilbert Welch, a health policy expert who has advocated against superfluous cancer screening, published another Dartmouth researcher’s work, according to the university administration.
Image of the Day: Cancer Spheroid
The Scientist Staff | May 15, 2018
3-D balls of cells can be used to screen for potential cancer drugs.
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
Liquid Biopsy Test May Help Screen Eight Types of Cancer
Jim Daley | Jan 21, 2018
The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.