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Flatiron: Big Data from Cancer Centers in the Cloud

Cancer isn’t something we like talking about, maybe because it is the cause of one of every four deaths in the United States, and nobody likes talking about death. Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and we all like to throw around the term “a cure for cancer”. The fictional “cure for cancer” […]

BioMark Diagnostics Looks At Early Cancer Detection

Cancer detection through blood tests is a cost-effective and convenient way to diagnose and treat cancers as opposed to more expensive and cumbersome ways to test for cancer such as biopsies. At an economical price point, cancer blood tests could even be used as preventative measures to catch cancer earlier and increase life expectancy. One […]

Investing in Cancer Immunotherapy Companies

In 2013, Goldman Sachs identified 8 disruptive technologies for investors to watch, among them 3D printing, LED Lighting and something called “cancer immunotherapy“. While this has been heavily followed by biotech investors in the past, the term is just now becoming more mainstream since Vice News published a special report on HBO last month titled […]

Colon Cancer Blood Tests from VolitionRx

In past articles, we have been very critical of “over the counter” OTC stocks and with good reason. Most OTC stocks end up losing investors’ money while the management teams of these companies emerge unscathed to move on to their next venture. In some rare cases, an OTC company is actually successful in “uplisting” to […]

myRisk: Test Yourself for 8 Hereditary Cancers

In a recent article, we discussed a hereditary breast cancer test for women called the BRACAnalysis. Statistically, it seems that the majority of women would not benefit from taking this test. The BRACAnalysis genetic test is the leading revenue stream for the company that sells it, Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN), but has been sharply decreasing over […]

MDxHealth Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsies

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men. One new case occurs every 2.3 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 16 minutes. It is estimated that there are more than 2.5 million American men currently living with prostate cancer. One of the […]

Argos Therapeutics Helps Kidney Cancer Patients Live Longer

Cancer immunotherapy is a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune cells to attack malignant cancer cells. The treatment involves the creation of antibodies that grab onto target proteins that normally prevent immune cells from attacking cancer. By blocking the activity of these proteins, the immune cell is free to fight the disease. Merck, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and others are […]

Cost-Effective Cancer Tests by RainDance Technologies

Genetic mutations can cause proliferation of abnormal cells that develop into tumor cells commonly known as cancer. These tumors can now be easily identified and monitored through sensitive blood tests that can identify mutant DNA.  We have discussed earlier that companies like Sysmex Inostics and Apocell now offer special services in the detection of mutant […]

Cancer Blood Tests from Sysmex Inostics

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, and in the US alone it accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and the ability to diagnose cancer at its earliest stages remains a challenge. One company that has developed very sensitive blood tests to […]

3 Ways to Invest in Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs)

What are Cancer Stem Cells? Having only had their existence substantiated in 1997, Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) were identified when researchers discovered that certain cancer cells harvested from a tumor had the ability to regrow a tumor when transplanted to a new location. These CSCs did so through the stem cell process of self-renewal, thus their given name. Researchers […]