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2011-11-17 03:28:00

Tumors can grow for 10 years or longer before currently available blood tests will detect them, a new mathematical model developed by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists indicates. The analysis, which was restricted to ovarian tumors but is broadly applicable across all solid tumor types, will be published online Nov. 16 in Science Translational Medicine. "The study's results can be viewed as both bad and good news," said Sanjiv "Sam" Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor and chair of...

2011-04-20 21:41:38

A class of engineered nanoparticles "” gold-centered spheres smaller than viruses "” has been shown safe when administered by two alternative routes in a mouse study led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine. This marks the first step up the ladder of toxicology studies that, within a year and a half, could yield to human trials of the tiny agents for detection of colorectal and possibly other cancers. "These nanoparticles' lack of toxicity in mice is a...

2010-10-20 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation researchers at Stanford University received the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) Biomarker Development Laboratory (BDL) Grant. This award came at the same time as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an eIND for Canary Foundation research in the testing of molecular imaging agents for lung cancer. These announcements are monumental for Canary Foundation, as the...

2008-10-21 12:00:33

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in early cancer detection, announced that its Scientific Program Director, Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, has been elected as a new member of the U.S. National Academies Institute of Medicine (IOM). This is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The IOM, established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, serves as adviser to the nation to improve health. Dr....


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