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Image: The cytosponge exiting the gel capsule after being swallowed (Photo courtesy of Plexus).

Sponge on a String Could Replace Endoscopy

A sponge on a string that is easily swallowed could replace traditional endoscopy as an equally effective but less invasive way of diagnosing a condition that can be a forerunner of esophageal cancer.  More...
25 Nov 2014

Degree of Genomic Damage and Hypoxia Predict Likelihood of Prostate Cancer Relapse

A team of Canadian cancer researchers has developed a test based on genetic and environmental indices that distinguishes between prostate cancer patients with low or high risk of relapse following treatment.  More...
24 Nov 2014

Novel Sequence Analysis Services Improve Pathogen Identification

A set of new-generation sequencing services provides unique tools for more effective identification of known and unknown microorganisms, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoan parasite pathogens.   More...
20 Nov 2014

Device Rapidly Diagnoses Prostate Cancer

A new device facilitates the diagnosis of prostate cancer for doctors distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue and through a visual analysis, the device can reliably determine if it is carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half.  More...
19 Nov 2014
Image: Histopathology of invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (Photo courtesy of Casemed2013).

Single Blood Test Could Screen for Several Cancers

A laboratory test that can screen for multiple cancer types from a single blood sample could be developed after hundreds of compounds have been identified in the blood of cancer patients.  More...
18 Nov 2014
Image: The Nikon Eclipse TE2000-U Inverted Fluorescence Microscope (Photo courtesy of Carmet Scientific).

Novel Device Yields Close-Up Look at Metastasis

A laboratory device has been invented that gives an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90% of cancer-related deaths.  More...
17 Nov 2014

Promising Blood Biomarkers Isolated for Colorectal Cancer

The search for blood-borne biomarkers that could be used to screen for colorectal cancer has uncovered two promising candidates that may one day lead to the development of a simple blood test.  More...
13 Nov 2014

The Pathology channel details advances in the field of Surgical Pathology and all its subspecialties, including Cytopathology and its subspecialties.
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