Improving Cancer Surgery: Using a Probe to Determine What is Cancer, What is Not

A team of researchers from Australia has shown that an optical fiber-tip probe that can detect the pH of a tissue can distinguish between cancer and normal tissues at the margins of a tumor during surgery, in real time.

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One More Reason to Stay Trim: Reduce Your Liver Cancer Risk

Liver cancer rates have been on the rise in the United States and have tripled in the last four decades. A study published in 2014 in the AACR’s journal Cancer Research projected that pancreatic cancer and liver cancer will surpass breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers to become the second and third leading causes of cancer death, following lung cancer.

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From the Journals: High Glycemic Index Associated With Increased Risk of Lung Cancer

A recent study in the AACR’s journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found an association between glycemic index (a measure of carbohydrate intake and glucose levels) and increased lung cancer risk in non-Hispanic whites, particularly among those who never smoked.

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