Tag: Screening

Japanese Researchers Say AI Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

New software built in Japan can detect bowel cancer in less than a second. The AI-powered system, built in Japan, was found to have a 94 percent accuracy rate, researchers claim. Who needs endoscopic skills or microscopy skills now for colorectal cancer screening? The system analysed more than 300 colorectal adenomas in 250 patients, taking less […]

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German Shepherds to Replace Mammograms

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week a loyal reader sent me a link to an article on Yahoo! that headlined “Dogs detect breast cancer from bandage: researchers” from a French news agency. The article goes on to report that specially trained German Shepherds could successfully detect breast cancer 100% of the time, being able to “recognise cancerous rags from […]

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Study Questions Value of Routine Mammograms

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent news brief service recently sent out highlights about a new study published in NEJM that questions the value of mammography for breast cancer screening while critics cited in the news brief call the study “deeply flawed” and suggest keeping with the recommendations. The study was conducted by researchers at Dartmouth and NCI and […]

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Young Survival Coalition Expresses Concern About Overlooked Moonshot Recommedations

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

I haven’t written much about the President’s Cancer Moonshot initiative recently and as much as I would like – perhaps because following some Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations and a large number of organizations and individuals expressing, in general, positive feedback among the cancer community, there hasn’t been a lot of news about next steps.  I […]

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Oxford imaging technology promises earlier tumour diagnosis

| October 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

A spinout from Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science has raised £1 million from a high net worth Chinese investor to develop an imaging technology which could help doctors detect cancers, particularly prostate and liver tumours. Early diagnosis of cancer has been shown to save lives, and the Oxford technology will allow for improved visualization of […]

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