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2014-01-29 08:29:11

Agreement provides important access point to meet global demand for Epic's technology SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences (Epic) announced today an agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) to expedite sample processing for Epic's circulating tumor cell (CTC) technology to support European clinical trials. For Epic's clinical trial partners and customers, LabCorp's Central Laboratory in Mechelen, Belgium is able to quickly...

2014-01-16 04:20:52

New collaboration aims to push cancer diagnostics to the next level SINGAPORE, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaboration between National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Clearbridge BioMedics, in partnership with the Pathology Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has resulted in the establishment of the region's first Circulating Tumour Cell Centre of Research Excellence (CTC CoRE). This new Centre facilitates the use of circulating tumour cells (CTCs)[1] in...

New 'Fluid Biopsy' Technique May Predict When Heart Attack Will Occur
2014-01-10 14:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new “fluid biopsy” technique could be used to detect the early warning signs of a heart attack and save countless lives in the process. According to a report in the journal Physical Biology, the novel technique involves identifying circulating endothelial cells (CEC), which are thought to be markers for inflammation and high blood clot risk. "The goal of this paper was to establish evidence that these circulating endothelial...

2013-10-14 09:20:41

A new study reveals that in the prediction of treatment outcome for castration-resistant prostate cancer, a change in circulating tumor cells detection might be more accurate than the change in prostate-specific antigen levels. The findings of this award-winning study were presented at the recent EAU 13th Central European Meeting in Prague. "The research of the circulating tumor cells (CTC) is of utmost importance, because nowadays there is no reliable marker of both cancer-specific or...

2013-10-01 10:15:34

A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood—and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis. The device, believed to be the first to pair these functions, uses the advanced electronics material graphene oxide. In clinics, such a device could one day help doctors diagnose cancers, give more accurate prognoses and test treatment options on cultured cells without subjecting patients to...

2013-08-20 23:18:23

A relatively new approach to cancer research and diagnosis has developed into a nearly one billion-dollar market according to "The Market for Circulating Tumor Cells and Cancer Stem Cells", a new report by Kalorama Information. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 A relatively new approach to cancer research and diagnosis has developed into a nearly one billion-dollar market according to Kalorama Information. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are believed to detach from primary or...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'