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Prevention and Screening
May 30, 2022
New Type Of Cancer Vaccine Bypasses Tumor Defenses In Animal Studies
February 7, 2022
Case studies reported in Nature of decade-long leukaemia remissions after CAR T treatment. #GoScience
November 23, 2021
Were breast cancer screening guidelines based on a flawed Canadian study? Principle investigators refute allegation made by researchers from reputable institutions who will have their commentary published this week in the Journal of Medical Screening.
August 19, 2021
Cancer patients’ own glioblastoma cells used in 3d bioprinting to develop living model to test efficacy of potential treatments prior to in vivo use. Still early days but very cool if succeeds and is adapted for clinical use. #GoScience
November 9, 2020
Observational study concludes that month-long delays for treatment of specific cancers increases risk of mortality. Especially relevant when Covid is affecting provision of health services.
February 28, 2020
Media reports study findings of milk consumption/breast cancer risk using relative risk figure of 50% increase with one cup/day instead of 1.6% absolute risk increase. Study cannot show causality either.
February 27, 2020
Canada does little to stem the purveyors of quackery and their ads that promote cancer cures.
February 3, 2020
CAR-T therapy has its successes for treating leukemias and other blood cancers but please do not sell it in press releases with testimonials that do not cite the serious side effects of treatment.
January 23, 2020
Basic science mouse study of a common protein target shared in multiple cancers warrants further assessment in humans. No treatments on the horizon but this epitomizes good scientific research.
January 2, 2020
Apps and diagnosis
AI algorithm slightly outperforms radiologists when screening for breast cancer