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The University of South Florida Foundation today announced a $1.8 million estate gift to USF Health that will fund a women’s heart health professorship, dermatology research endowment and caregiver education programs at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center. Community volunteer and USF Health patient Bruce Mackey made the gift in honor of his doctors Guilherme Oliveira and …

According to statistics, about 1 in every 8 U.S. women will get a breast cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. As technology improves people can catch their cancer earlier than before. Lorie Wade took advantage of those medical advancements. Wade survived an aggressive breast cancer diagnosis back in 2017. She said she owes her life to the …

IMAGE: The in vivo THz imaging systems set up for skin imaging in Professor Emma MacPherson’s lab at the University of Warwick. view more  Credit: University of Warwick Scientists to investigate potential of terahertz radiation, or T-rays, to diagnose skin and colorectal cancers and improve accuracy of cancer surgery using robots £8 million funding for collaboration …

NEW YORK — When the final Phase 3 data came out last November showing the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were more than 90% effective, Dr. Anthony Fauci had no words. He texted smiley face emojis to a journalist seeking his reaction. This astonishing efficacy has held up in real-world studies in the …

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvard University has granted an exclusive license to biotechnology company Obatala Sciences to commercialize innovations that enable the study of human fat tissue in vitro. Harvard Office of Technology Development and Obatala, which manufactures stem cell and hydrogel products to enable next-generation therapeutics discovery, announced the agreement today. Obatala Sciences …

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Today, the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, is designated as “Don’t Fry Day.” It’s a reminder about the importance of sun safety to prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer has increased 77% in the past decade. For a diagnosis to be confirmed, doctors often need to do biopsies. Now, there’s an alternative for …

What this means for patients: Today, the FDA approved another highly sensitive imaging compound specifically for prostate cancer called 18F-DCFPyL. This is the second such approval in less than six months; in December, the FDA approved 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET. These pioneering new scanning tools will revolutionize prostate cancer detection. Both imaging agents are used to “light …

City of Hope researcher Ajay Goel. Research teams at Duarte-based City of Hope and Santa Monica-based Avenda Health Inc. have developed minimally invasive technologies for the identification and treatment of cancers.The City of Hope team has created a noninvasive blood test, known as a liquid biopsy, for detecting lymph node metastasis in individuals with high-risk …

Dermtech sticker collects skin cells so doctors can test for cancer May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month and traditionally, if you have any concerns, you’ll get a biopsy — but now there’s a much easier way. FOX 10’s Desiree Fluellen has the details at the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – …

A new article from Liverpool ocular researchers demonstrates that small uveal (intraocular) melanomas are not always harmless, as the current paradigm suggests. Instead, a reasonable proportion of them have molecular genetic alterations, which categorises them as highly metastatic tumours. The article recommends that they should not be observed but rather treated immediately, to improve patients’ …