Scientists Discover How a Rare Cancer Heals Itself

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New discovery could lead to new treatments for other types of cancer.

Researchers believe they have found a key gene involved in Ferguson-Smith disease, otherwise known as multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma (MSSE), a skin cancer that grows rapidly but then a few weeks later, inexplicably, heals itself.

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Colon Cancer Vaccine

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X-ray image shows a barium enema in a patient with cancer of the bowel

A cancer vaccine with a twist is making headway in clinical trials at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Rather than targeting a cancer-related virus–the way Gardasil targets human papillomavirus to prevent some cervical cancers–the new vaccine triggers the immune system to attack a faulty protein that’s often abundant in colorectal cancer tissue and precancerous tissue.

 

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Thermography Bra To Detect Breast Cancer

Thermography Bra To Detect Breast Cancer 

If you had been worrying about breast cancer, a bra may be able to warn you in case you develop cancerous tissues. The bra would detect the cancerous growths before they can spread to other areas and help a lot in prognosis, as cancer always needs to be treated early for better results.

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Researchers Agree There Is No Such Thing As A Safe Suntan

Researchers Agree There Is No such Thing As A Safe Tan

There is no such thing as a safe tan, U.S. and British researchers said on Thursday.

They said in their review of published studies that tans and skin cancer both begin with DNA damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light but many people, especially the young, ignore or are unaware of this danger in a quest for a bronzed body.

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Detecting Tiny Tumors

 Detecting Tiny Tumors - Raman spectroscopy

US scientists have perfected a new technique to magnify by more than 1,000 times molecules deep inside the human body which may help detect minuscule tumors, a study said.

The technique of non-invasive molecular imaging of small subjects uses a phenomenon known as Raman spectroscopy and the research team from Stanford University School of Medicine believes it is the first such study of its kind.


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