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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

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Breakthrough blood test detects breast cancer recurrence earlier than ever before

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF A novel blood test, described as an "incredibly exciting" advancement, demonstrated the ability to detect the recurrence of breast cancer up to three years before tumors appear on routine scans. This invention has the potential to drastically enhance Read More...

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A personalized mRNA Vaccine provides 'real hope' for melanoma patients

In a major development in cancer research, scientists started testing the world's first tailored mRNA cancer vaccine for melanoma. This revolutionary strategy has enormous promise in the fight against cancer, providing new hope to both patients and researchers. Understanding the mRNA vaccine: Read More...

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THON: The inspiring student-run philanthropic organization fighting against pediatric cancer

THON, which stands for "Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon," is an incredible humanitarian organization that has made a significant difference in the lives of children and families affected by pediatric cancer.  Since its inception in 1973, THON has grown to become the world's largest Read More...

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Scientists improve cervical cancer prediction with new test

Great news! A more accurate test for cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer has just been developed by scientists. The groundbreaking test can also detect DNA markers for some other common cancers, implying that it could be used as a predictive test for breast, womb, cervical, and ovarian Read More...

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Study suggests an underripe banana a day lowers risk of a range of cancers

A new longitudinal study spanning almost two decades has produced some intriguing results regarding resistant starch. What you ask, is 'resistant starch'? It is a digestion-resistant molecule present in many everyday foods like oats, peas, beans, and slightly underripe bananas. And, it may be a Read More...

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New photoimmunotherapy lights up and wipes out cancer cells

The future is looking light and bright in the world of cancer research! A team of European engineers, physicists, neurosurgeons, biologists, and immunologists from the UK, Poland, and Sweden have worked together to develop a potentially revolutionary cancer treatment. The treatment involves Read More...

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This hydrogel helps stop cancer regrowth post-surgery

Being diagnosed with cancer is probably one of the most devastating experiences one can have. However, once tumors are successfully removed, living with the fear that some cancer cells may remain, regrow, and respread through the body is a particular torment for the patient, their loved ones, and Read More...

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This test predicts blood cancer relapses in 10 seconds

It's a good thing that the field of cancer research has so many minds hard at work, inventing ingenious methods of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, such as non-invasive MINIMA therapy using MRI scanners, or mRNA vaccines that can carry out targeted cancer therapy. Researchers from Read More...

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Microrobots may soon be swimming through our veins to kill cancer cells

We have shared many advancements in cancer research this year, such as the development of whole-genome sequencing, as well as various blood tests that can identify many types of cancer to help catch cancer earlier. Now, there’s a new and exciting addition: 3D-printed robotic animals that can Read More...

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Whole-genome sequencing is a "game changer" for child cancer outcomes

A cancer diagnosis and the subsequent treatment is a scary, stressful, and physically taxing experience in anyone’s life—and especially for children. However, doctors at Cambridge University in England have been able to use whole-genome sequencing to make this process smoother for children with Read More...