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Cancer / Oncology

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Are dogs better at detecting cancer ‘than advanced technology?’

In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their ‘sniff skills’ lead to novel screening tests?

Why don’t whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Whales have a minimal risk of developing cancer, despite factors that may lead us to think otherwise. Why is this, and how can this knowledge help us?

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

Researchers are developing and testing a wearable device that can detect the presence of cancer cells in the bloodstream with greater accuracy.

Can dogs detect cancer?

Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.

Cancer research: Zombie genes and elephants

Elephants are affected by cancer much less frequently than humans. By unraveling their DNA, researchers gain new insight into anticancer mechanisms.

Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).

Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).

Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer

Study could direct future research on cancer remission, recurrence.Tasmanian devils are evolving in response to a highly lethal and contagious form of cancer, a Washington State University…

New mechanism activates the immune system against tumor cells

The body’s defences detect and eliminate not only pathogens but also tumour cells.

Dog genes give insight into human brain tumors

Dogs share more than just our homes – they also share similar cancers and genetics. Research into gliomas recently received a helping hand from our four-legged friends.

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