cancer

Research Project Seeks Cancer’s Achilles Heel

By looking at cancer as an engineering problem instead of a medical one, scientists are homing in on vulnerabilities that may lead to new ways to knock out tumors.

Why Do Kids Get Cancer? Promising Research is Underway.

Understanding how an old person’s disease develops in kids could offer clues about how to predict, or maybe even prevent, pediatric cancers.

Why Measuring “Frailty” May Enable Cancer Progress

An unlikely partnership could make more cancer patients eligible for clinical trials—and improve lives. The key is more accurately assessing patient frailty. Meredith Salisbury explains.

Experts Note ‘Tremendous Progress’ on Cancer

Significant progress has been made in the fight against cancer in recent years, but funding, clinical trial access, and navigating increasingly complex data sets are among the latest challenges. "Now is an exceptional time in...

We’re Close to Replacing the MRI with a Hat

How about replacing big, expensive MRI and other imaging equipment with a hat or a scarf? Mary Lou Jepsen showed the audience at Techonomy 2018 just how close it is to reality.

Asia’s Cancer Crisis Inspires Lab Innovation

The growing number of cancer patients in Asia is spurring innovative research and development — and some promising diagnostic developments.

New Cancer Concerns Shake Up CRISPR Prognosis

New studies connect gene editing with CRISPR technology to cancer, sending stocks plummeting and raising serious questions about the technology's potential.

I Got My Genetic Results. Now What? A Techonomy Guide

Genetic testing has become more mainstream and greater numbers of consumers are receiving their results — and left wondering what they mean and what to do with them. For those who need help navigating and...

Seemingly Miraculous New Cancer Gene Therapy Brings Major Risks

A new FDA-approved cancer gene therapy called CAR T recently showed astonishing effectiveness against leukemia in seriously ill patients. Despite their poor prognosis, 83 percent responded to the treatment, and the cancer medical establishment was...

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