Nanotechnology Sensors for Non-Invasive Melanoma Scent Detection

A research team from The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, led by scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, has used a nanotechnology-based sensor to differentiate between the odors from normal skin cells and those that have melanoma. The initial findings of this team’s study indicate that this type of sensor could hold […]

Proton Therapy

For certain types of cancer, standard X-ray radiation therapy may work well; but proton therapy may do the job better, more efficiently and with less potential for collateral damage to surrounding tissue and vital organs. Also known as particle therapy, proton therapy works to kill certain types of cancerous tissue, especially in places in the […]

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

This a guest post by Amanda who is a writer and blogger living in San Diego, CA. She writes on behalf of the San Diego Gamma Knife Surgery Center, and through this article, she hopes to spread the word about the benefits of Gamma Knife surgery for the treatment of brain tumors. Brain tumors are […]

Time on Cancer

Time: Cancer. ‘While more people die of heart disease in the U.S. than cancer, cancer is still one of the most feared diagnoses a person can receive. There are good reasons for this. Cancer’s ability to cause pain is notorious and some of the treatments used to fight the disease can themselves make you very […]

On the Road to an Antitumor Vaccine

Polymeric Nanoparticles for Tumor Vaccines. ‘The quest for an effective antitumor vaccine has received a boost from the results of work aimed at developing a nanoparticle that delivers tumor antigens to the immune system cells that trigger antibody production. The results of this effort, led by Shinsaku Nakagawa, Ph.D., and Naoki Okada, Ph.D., of Osaka […]