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We’re not far from using blood tests to detect early cancer: CEO of Silicon Valley oncology firm

Scientists aren’t far away from creating blood tests that can be used to detect the earliest stages of cancer, Guardant Health co-founder and CEO Helmy Eltoukhy said Monday. The Silicon Valley oncology company, backed by SoftBank, is working with U.K.-based AstraZeneca to develop blood tests to help identify cancer patients likely to respond well to treatment… Read More »

‘Tessa had a slight bulge in her eye… our world was turned upside down when we were told it was cancer’

Tessa Garry, three days after her diagnosis. She started chemotherapy in Crumlin the following week. Tessa Garry, three days after her diagnosis. She started chemotherapy in Crumlin the following week. ‘Tessa had a slight bulge in her eye… our world was turned upside down when we were told it was cancer’ Independent.ie Last December, when… Read More »

‘The results were impressive’: Drug to fight aging purges the body of damaged ‘zombie cells’

A drug to fight aging may finally be on the horizon after the first trials in humans showed “impressive” results. For many years, scientists have known that an accumulation of senescent cells in the body is linked to aging symptoms such as frailty and arthritis, as well as diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Senescent… Read More »