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Category: Biomarker


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Blood test can help detect kidney cancer five years early

August 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An international team of researchers has discovered a blood biomarker with the potential to help in detecting the risk of kidney cancer development much earlier than standard diagnosis. The research was supported by Cancer Research UK, the International Agency for […]


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Scientists find genetic marker that indicates a person’s risk for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure. The results were published in June in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, a journal from the […]


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CellMax Life receives six U.S. patents for early cancer detection blood test

July 26, 2018

Via: The Medical News

CellMax Life, enabling early cancer detection and management with affordable, non-invasive blood tests, announced today that six U.S. patents have been granted for its biomimetic platform CMx, which detects circulating tumor cells (CTC). The patents cover the entire detection workflow, […]


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‘Financial toxicity’ of cancer treatment not adequately addressed by doctors, reveals study

July 23, 2018

Via: Medical News

In addition to facing new concerns about their health, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer often worry about the financial burdens of treatment. A new study indicates that many patients feel that such ‘financial toxicity’ is not adequately addressed by […]


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Study: Many patients concerned about financial impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment

July 23, 2018

Via: Medical News

As treatment for early stage breast cancer becomes less extensive and more precise, a new concern is surfacing: Cancer takes an enormous toll financially on many people. A new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer […]


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Study finds blood test can predict lung cancer risk

July 16, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has found a new blood test for four protein biomarkers can better identify people who will develop lung cancer in the future. The study was performed in […]


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New biomarkers to help detect hypervirulent K. pneumonia

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of Buffalo researchers have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately detect a hypervirulent strain of Klebsiella pneumonia bacteria (K. pneumonia), which leads to sudden life-threatening complications. Based on the theory that hypervirulence of the bacteria is due to genes […]


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Researchers find new marker for better prognosis in gastric and esophageal cancer

July 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In Austria, adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal transition is diagnosed in about 500 people every year. At the same time, this is the type of tumor with by far the highest increase. Sebastian Schoppmann, Department of Surgery (Head M. Gnant) of […]


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Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 ‘new genetic markers’

June 18, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A 6-year research project identifies 63 gene changes that could help to indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer in certain men. The study was conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and the results […]


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Scientists discover first genetic marker for bone tumor

June 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The first genetic marker for the bone tumor, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing of human bone tumors revealed that a genetic change that affects the transcription factor, […]


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Researchers develop blood test for liver cancer

June 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at molecular diagnostics company Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic have identified a blood-based DNA biomarker panel that could help detect hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer. During the study, the test was used to analyse DNA extracted […]


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New blood test identifies chronic pain instantly

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Australian researchers have developed a new blood test, called painHS, which instantly identifies the severity of chronic pain by using colour biomarkers. The research was led by Mark Hutchinson who is a neuroscientist and the director of the Australian Research […]


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Researchers discover potential biomarker for autism

May 4, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Stanford University researchers have identified a link between vasopressin hormone and autism in children, leading the way for development of a diagnostic test. In collaboration with the University of California-Davis, the team found that low vasopressin levels in the cerebrospinal […]


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Novel biomarker helps optimize anticancer therapy

April 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) is essential for tumor growth. Treating tumor tissue with a combination of angiogenesis inhibitors and anticancer therapies can enhance drug delivery and prolong progression-free survival. Nobuyuki Takakura from the Research Institute for Microbial […]


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Researchers aim to accurately identify aggressive oropharyngeal cancers

March 27, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The Case Western Reserve-led research team will analyze computerized images of tissue samples for patterns which could become “biomarkers,” or predictors, for determining relative risk for recurrence in one particularly common type of head and neck cancers. Those tumors, known […]