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Personalized medicine to guide prostate and other cancer treatment decisions is advancing as new tests for the genetic signature of tumors come on the market, Canadian oncologists say.

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Gene Tests for Prostate Cancer

Gene Tests for Prostate Cancer

AP (May 8, 2013) — Treat or monitor? It's a difficult decision prostate cancer patients and doctors must make based on how aggressive they think a tumor might be. But new genetic tests could lessen the guessing game and spare some men the side effects of treatment.
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South Korea Develops World's First Cancer Treating Nanorobot

South Korea Develops World's First Cancer Treating Nanorobot

Reuters (Jan. 5, 2014) — South Korean scientists say they have developed the world's first nanorobot that can selectively target and help treat cancer. The robot is guided through the body by genetically engineered bacteria to a tumor where it releases its cargo of cancer fighting drugs. Sharon Reich reports.
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Tumors Grown in Dishes Could Help Customize Cancer Treatment

Tumors Grown in Dishes Could Help Customize Cancer Treatment

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 23, 2015) — Researchers are using laser light to probe tiny samples of tumors to gauge their metabolic activity when dosed with a variety of cancer drugs. Their goal is to pinpoint the most effective drugs for patients on an individual basis by growing and scanning pieces of their tumor in the lab before they begin chemo. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Researchers Say Cancer Will Kill Few Under 80 By 2050

Researchers Say Cancer Will Kill Few Under 80 By 2050

Newsy (Jan. 14, 2015) — UK researchers predict hardly anyone under the age of 80 will die from cancer by the year 2050. Video provided by Newsy
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