The New York Times – One in three breast cancer patients under 45 removed the healthy breast along with the breast affected by cancer in 2012, a sharp increase from eight years earlier.
STAT – It was the study that launched hundreds of scientific rebuttals, insinuations that the authors had been paid off by the chemical industry, and charges that it was a “massive” stunt “hidden behind fancy numbers of doubtful quality.”
EurekAlert! – Chemists created biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and damaged blood vessels. The scientists hope that the development will give an alternative to toxic quantum dots and help imaging deep tissues without harming a human body.
MIT News – MIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs.
NPR – Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The drug is nilotinib, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia.
ScienceDaily – The first of a new class of medication that delivers a combination of drugs by nanoparticle may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment, according to researchers.
Targeted Oncology – In a presentation on genomic medicine and the doctor-patient relationship, Larry Norton, MD, said the so-called butterfly effect is fodder for debate on whether the digital revolution in medicine can deliver on its promise for precision medicine.
Crain's Detroit Business – Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine received a five-year $9 million grant to conduct the nation's largest study on how cancer disproportionately affects African-Americans.
Science Magazine – Tiny nanoparticles, far smaller than the width of a human hair, might help the body’s own immune system fight tumors, a new study shows.
Nanowerk – Lipid nanoparticles are regarded as highly promising systems for delivering nucleic acids in gene therapy. Until now, viral systems have been the most effective method for delivering genetic matter but they pose significant safety problems.
The New York Times – Psychological distress may increase your chances of dying from cancer. Researchers found that compared with those with the lowest scores on depression and anxiety, those with the highest had higher rates of cancer death.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – AACR Project GENIE aims to boost precision oncology research by developing a registry of genomic and clinical information from cancer patients treated around the world.