Tag Archives: Cancer

Self-Healing Bacteriophage Hydrogel to Target Infections, Cancer

July 31st, 2019 Medgadget Editors Critical Care, Materials, Pathology, Public Health, Surgery Antibiotics are the predominant tool when fighting bacterial infections, but bacteriophages could potentially be a lot more effective. Bacteriophages are viruses that attack bacteria and because they avoid injuring human cells they are a promising therapeutic tool, if used correctly. Moreover, they can… Read More »

Better screening for lung cancer

By examining blood samples and tumor tissues from patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified markers that can distinguish between major subtypes of lung cancer and accurately identify lung cancer stage. Their proof-of-concept test accurately predicted whether the blood samples they examined came from patients with shorter or longer… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

New research in mice has discovered that disrupting the gut microbiome may result in more aggressive breast cancer. One factor that may drive the spread of breast cancer is the population of gut bacteria. Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer… Read More »