Posts Tagged ‘Blood’

Google Meets Breast Cancer Challenge

Posted on: October 19th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

Four years ago Google bought a British artificial intelligence (AI) company called DeepMind for half a billion US dollars. The founders studied […]

Predicting the Return of Breast Cancer

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 by admin

Clinicians do not currently have a reliable way to predict which patients treated for hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer run […]

Vitamin D Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Technically speaking, vitamin D is not actually a vitamin – it is a steroidal hormone – that controls the levels of calcium […]

Seeing the Light

Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by admin

At a congress hosted last week by the Optical Society of America in Florida, researchers from the Politecnico of Milan in Italy presented a […]

An Old Drug Grabs New Attention

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

The drug thalidomide, given to pregnant women in the late 1950s, was responsible for serious birth defects that led to its […]

In Defence of Screening

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

As highlighted in these weekly blogs over the past six years, there have been well-publicised efforts to undermine the benefits […]

Courage and Innovation

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

The title for this week’s blog – courage and innovation – was the theme for a conference held at Groote Schuur Hospital […]

ACRIN is an Acronym to Remember

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by admin

The American College of Radiology Imaging Network – or ACRIN – is a non-profit organisation that conducts research on adults […]

Approval of “Living Drug” to Treat Cancer

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

In 2012 six-year-old Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and, since she did not respond to standard treatment, was near […]

Blood vs Breath vs Tears

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by admin 3 Comments

Over the past four years we have written about using blood samples for the early detection of breast cancer, including: studies […]