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Cancer

From solid tumors to metastatic carcinomas and leukemia: cancer is among the most common causes of death and has many faces. Keep reading for latest developments in early detection, staging, therapy and research.

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News • Alternative to endoscopy

Sponge-on-a-string test as less invasive method to diagnose oesophageal cancer

A new test to help diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer – has reduced the need for invasive endoscopy in thousands of low-risk patients.

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News • Metastasis susceptibility

How chronic stress spreads cancer

Chronic stress can have a significant impact on health, from an increased risk for heart disease to a greater susceptibility of cancer metastasis. New research points out the underlying mechanisms.

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News • Research on radiation interaction

Lung tissue model to increase cancer radiotherapy safety

Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy run the risk of injuring their lungs. This can lead to conditions like pneumonitis and fibrosis. A new cell-by-cell model can help make treatments safer.

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News • Pan-cancer proteogenomics

Characterizing the immune landscape in cancer

Researchers have unveiled a detailed understanding of immune responses in cancer, potentially paving the way for the development of new therapeutic strategies, the team hopes.

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News • Chemotherapy and cancer drugs

‘Heart-on-a-Chip’ to test cardiotoxicity of treatments

Chemotherapy can be toxic to heart cells. To help protect the hearts of cancer patients, Cedars-Sinai investigators have created a three-dimensional “heart-on-a-chip” to evaluate drug safety.

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News • Mitosis profiling

AI tool helps grade cancer based on cell divisions

Ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, scientists are revealing a cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to help grade cancer, by analysing cell division.

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