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7 AI Cancer Diagnostics Startups Digitizing Healthcare

The world seems more divided today than ever, whether we’re talking about politics or the questionable art form of twerking. However, there’s one thing we can all agree on: cancer sucks. Nearly 40% of us will receive the dreaded diagnosis at some point in our lives, according to the National Cancer Institute. That’s one reason […]

Simulating Cancer Cells Using Artificial Intelligence

Hoteliers in Hungary must be loving life right about now. In 2018, Hungary set a record of 31 million hotel nights booked by tourists. From obnoxious British stag do goers to snap-happy Chinese mainlanders, the streets of Budapest – that’s Hungary’s capital city for the geographically challenged – are chock full of people enjoying the “Paris of the […]

Nano Drug Delivery for Cancer, Dermatology, and Pain

They say good things come in small packages. Like Herve Villechaize, the French actor who played Tattoo on Fantasy Island. The idiom also applies to drugs. No, we’re not talking about the little envelope that Nick at work slips you in the breakroom every other Friday. This is about nano drug delivery – using nanoparticles […]

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Cures Breast Cancer

There’s an overused phrase that’s been thrown around for decades and has now lost its meaning – “the cure for cancer“. That’s because nobody can agree on what that actually means. On one side, you have people who suggest that a cure for cancer has existed all along, but big pharma keeps it under the sheets […]

Hereditary Cancer Tests from Color Genomics

It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at the various “at home DNA tests” available from companies like 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and Family Tree DNA. What each of these DNA tests has in common is that they all offer ancestry testing so that you can see if you are related to anyone else that took the […]

An Introduction to Cancer Immunotherapy Treatments

Of all the things that your doctor could tell you that might be a cause for alarm, hearing that you have late-stage cancer is probably one of the worst. We’ve all heard people talk about a “cure for cancer” when in fact there is no one single cure. However things are starting to look up […]

Personalized Cancer Care with FoundationOne CDx

The term “cure for cancer” is misleading as it implies there is one single problem that needs to be solved in order to eradicate all cancers. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are 5 main cancer groups which are further subdivided into more than 200 different types of cancer. There won’t be a single […]

8 Blood Tests for Cancer Being Developed by Startups

We all roll our eyes when the time comes to call our doctor’s office for our yearly physical and what is worse, most of us postpone it because we feel great. This phenomenon is so common that it is actually referred to as “patient delay”, and now there may be a very compelling reason to […]

A Cancer Genetics IPO From Accelerated Pharma

When we talk about cancer genetics, there are a lot of directions we can take so we need to define this broad topic. Firstly, it’s important to understand that cancer itself is a genetic disorder. What happens with cancer is that certain genetic mutations cause cells to start replicating uncontrollably resulting in tumors. How do […]

8 Companies Developing Liquid Biopsy Cancer Tests

Cancer blood tests, or “liquid biopsies” as they are called, promise to be a huge niche in molecular diagnostics (MDx). Cowen & Co estimates that using DNA blood tests for cancer screening will be a $10 billion a year market in just 4 years. Illumina just announced that they are developing a universal blood test to identify early-stage cancers in people […]