Disease Detection, Prevention, and Treatment

Tech Fights Toughest Tumors

Tech Fights Toughest Tumors

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Tech Fights Toughest Tumors 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Ask any surgical oncologist, and you’ll hear the same thing: tumors are insidious. Removing them completely can be very difficult. Sometimes tumors are in hard-to-reach areas, and, in many cases,…

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Cancer Liquid Biopsy

Cancer Liquid Biopsy

Author(s): Ying Pan, John S. Ji, Jason (Gang) Jin, Winston Patrick Kuo, Hongjun Kang
Cancer Liquid Biopsy 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The management of cancer relies on a combination of imaging and tissue biopsy for diagnosis, monitoring, and molecular classification-based patient stratification to ensure appropriate treatment. Conventional tissue biopsy harvests tumor…

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The War on Cancer

The War on Cancer

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
The War on Cancer 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Located on the north shore of Long Island in New York, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Figure 1) started out with a marine biology emphasis at the end of the 19th…

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Cancer Survivors

Cancer Survivors

Author(s): Summer Allen
Cancer Survivors 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Since President Richard Nixon declared a “War on Cancer” in 1971, the number of cancer survivors in the United States has quadrupled [1] and is still rising. Thanks to advances…

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New Dyes Making Tumors Easy to Spot and Remove

A Glowing Future

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
A Glowing Future 618 372 IEEE Pulse

“Did you get it all?” That’s one of the first questions many cancer patients ask when they awake following surgery to remove a tumor. Surgeons today can only say they…

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