Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids
Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids
Three-dimensional tissue cultures grown from cancer patients’ own tumors can predict responses to the drug irinotecan.
Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids
Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids

Three-dimensional tissue cultures grown from cancer patients’ own tumors can predict responses to the drug irinotecan.

Three-dimensional tissue cultures grown from cancer patients’ own tumors can predict responses to the drug irinotecan.

colorectal cancer
There’s a Troubling Rise in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adults
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.
Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies
Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 7, 2019
The Creighton University researcher discovered the genetic basis of hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 18, 2019
Organoids grown from a mouse’s colon will be used to screen drugs for colorectal cancer.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2018
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018
The test can pick up several types of cancer, including pancreatic and ovarian, years before symptoms appear.
Latest Reproducibility Project Study Fails to Replicate
Latest Reproducibility Project Study Fails to Replicate
Kerry Grens | Mar 13, 2018
Researchers did not observe the same link between a bacterium and human colon cancer that prior investigators had reported.
Liquid Biopsy Test May Help Screen Eight Types of Cancer
Liquid Biopsy Test May Help Screen Eight Types of Cancer
Jim Daley | Jan 22, 2018
The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.