Researchers soon will unveil an imaging method that documents developing tumors at the molecular level.
A light bulb goes off when a neurosurgeon sees plastic surgeons use sterile maggots to remove dead tissue.
Spanish surgeons frustrated by a young boy's seemingly inoperable tumor turn to 3D printing to tackle the challenging operation.
Long an obstacle to treating diseases like brain cancer, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's, the blood-brain barrier might soon be unlocked thanks to a medical physicist in Canada.
Instead of relying on drugs to kill tumors, Georgia Tech researchers engineer artificial pathways to lure malignant cells to their death, using a "Pied Piper" approach to treating cancer.
An MIT team has developed a paper stick that could someday be used as an inexpensive and accurate way to detect a range of cancers. It holds particular promise for the developing world.
It's been tested on only a handful of kids, but using MRI with a diagnostic dye to look for cancer may work just as well as using PET and CT scans.
When it comes to detecting cancer, ultrasound is simply too low-res to compare with CT scans and MRIs. Up the resolution, though, and the less expensive, radiation-free alternative could become an ideal alternative.
Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis say it may someday be possible to perform a single test to screen for a wide range of cancer types.
Researchers turn to an unusual robot for new method of treating blood clots in the brain.