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Researchers develop 'intelligent knife' to distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors in surgery

The technology going into the device, called Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry, by the Waters Corporation, is a move that one of the developers hopes will give the project new momentum.

Cancer researchers tap computers to support preclinical go/no-go decisions

Researchers have developed a computational cancer model to predict how a drug will perform in humans, VentureBeat reports.

FDA panel recommends stronger labeling, limiting use of power morcellation--agency may go further

The FDA panel convened to discuss the risk of upstaging uterine sarcoma cancer via minimally invasive laparoscopic power morcellation during uterine surgery for fibroids recommended upgrading the labeling of power morcellators and ensuring that patients are made aware of the risk prior to surgery, among other measures.

Day One: Inside the FDA power morcellator panel

Panelists were concerned about the lack of data on the prevalence of uterine sarcoma among women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy surgeries during the first day of the FDA panel on the risks of upstaging uterine cancer via minimally invasive laparoscopic power morcellation during uterine surgery for fibroids.

Proteasome inhibitor delivered with cancer-killing viruses enhances effect

Researchers at The Ohio State University have found that to treat brain cancer and other solid tumors, a low dose of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib improves oncolytic viruses' ability to kill cancer cells.

UCSB study: New silver nanoparticles dissolve if they don't hit their mark

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have concocted a new type of silver nanoparticle designed to deliver cancer drugs that can also dissolve and become inactive if it doesn't reach the tumor. The innovation solves some safety issues associated with nanotechnology and reduces side effects from the cancer drugs themselves, the scientists say.

London's Institute of Cancer Research to help develop MRI-guided radiation systems

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, became the latest member of a consortium seeking to integrate magnetic resonance imaging into radiation therapy. 

'Quadrapeutics' method delivers chemo, nanogold, infrared light and radiation to kill cancer

Like a molecular swiss army knife, a new type of technique that engineers have dubbed "quadrapeutics" offers a four-in-one cancer treatment to blast tumors into submission, and a preclinical study showed that it was 17 times more effective than traditional chemotherapy.

'Nanodaisies' carry two cancer drugs and protect them in the bloodstream

With all the innovation in nano-sized delivery vehicles, the creative terms for the small particles have run the gamut from nanonecklaces to nanovolcanoes. And scientists from North Carolina State University, following suit, have dubbed their new design for delivering cancer drugs a "nanodaisy," due to a flowerlike petal structure on its surface.

Stem cells loaded with herpesvirus attack glioblastoma brain tumors in mice

Glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, researchers have developed a novel method of dealing with the disease: They're infecting the tumor with herpesvirus, shuttled into the brain in stem cells.