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Using inkjet printers to build a new biosensor for less invasive breast cancer detection

NIBIB-funded researchers have created a novel, low-cost biosensor to detect HER-2, a breast cancer biomarker in the blood, allowing for a far less invasive diagnostic test than the current practice, a needle biopsy. Scientists at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and funded in part by NIBIB, combined microfluidic technology with diagnostics, including electrochemical sensors […]

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‘Morning people’ less likely to get breast cancer, study finds

‘Morning people’ are 48 per cent less likely to get breast cancer than those who are sharpest in the evening, major study finds The scientists, led by the University of Bristol, shared their findings in Glagsow Research found women who slept longer increased their chance of diagnosis   Adjustments to body clock could increase the risk […]

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Epigenetic therapy worth pursuing in hormone receptor positive advanced breast cancer

Epigenetic therapy with histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors is worth pursuing in hormone receptor positive advanced breast cancer, suggests a phase III trial reported today at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich. Endocrine therapies are the foundation of treatment for patients with hormone receptor positive breast cancer. However, resistance to endocrine therapy is common, leading to […]

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Fighting cancer with cheap treatment and screening

Cancer is the most feared disease worldwide, and it is even more so in India where treatment outcomes are uncertain because of delayed diagnosis, patchy availability of specialised treatment and long and expensive therapies that most people without health insurance cannot afford. Cancer continues to be diagnosed in late stages, when treatment is more toxic […]