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Researcher Takes Steps to Develop a Non-invasive Early Detection Test For Liver Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on August 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Surbhi Jain, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2009. As a fellow, Dr. Jain researched the development of a urine test for the early detection of liver cancer. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. 1. What led you to the field of liver cancer ...

Inactivity, a Pandemic More Damaging than Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The health risks of inactivity have been found to be more hazardous than smoking and obesity. According to a new study, scientists found that inactivity was tied to 1 in 10 deaths globally in 2008. Harvard researchers estimated that failure to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week contributed to almost 10 percent of diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Modern conveniences, including cars and ...

New Laser Technology Used to Fight Tumors

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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 ...