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Tanning Beds Directly Correlate to Skin Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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A major European study by the International Prevention Research Institute in France recently found extremely high rates of melanoma in young users of indoor tanning beds. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is strongly correlated with exposure to UV light. A number of studies conducted in northern European nations all concluded that increased UV exposure through indoor tanning beds is directly responsible for increased melanoma rates.  Researchers warned health officials of the dangers ...

New Laser Technology Used to Fight Tumors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Scientists at the University of Tennessee announced last week that advancements have been made in the field of cancer fighting laser technology. A team of biomedical engineers and physicists collaborated to create a laser that sends out ultra short pulses of light to specifically target a small region of cells. The pulses, sent at approximately every quadrillionth of a second, are precise enough to destroy small tumor tissues. Previous treatments have been limited since laser radiation ...

Researcher Seeks to Develop Effective Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer (Part II)

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on July 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two part article about Dr. Barua's research. Read Part I of Dr. Barua’s Research Q&A. Dr. Barua is an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. One of his major research goals is to enhance the resolution of traditional ultrasound imaging to improve the detection of ovarian cancer in early stages. Dr. Barua credits the Foundation with helping him work towards this goal and ...

Researcher Seeks to Develop Effective Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer (Part I)

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on July 6th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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We spoke with Animesh Barua, PhD, at Rush University Medical Center, who received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2008 to examine early detection of ovarian cancer by contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. We caught up with Dr. Barua to hear more about his research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. 1. What led you to the field of ovarian cancer research? In my childhood, I saw one of my relatives die young ...