Top 5 Reads of the Week

Top 5 Reads of the Week »

24 Jun, 2016
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In this week’s MTB Roundup: communicable cancer in clams, at home sperm tests, botched “stem-cell tourism” and more…

MIT Professor Leverages Machine Learning to Find Promising Cancer Treatments

MIT Professor Leverages Machine Learning to Find Promising Cancer Treatments »

16 May, 2016
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Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas, professor of operational research at MIT has devised a machine-learning model to help advise patients and doctors about the relative benefits of various combinational chemotherapy treatments, and help researchers predict the toxicity and survivability of new combinations of drugs that have previously not been tried together.

A New Weapon in the Battle Against Cancer

A New Weapon in the Battle Against Cancer »

A new Cambridge-based company hopes to leverage the body's inter-cellular deliver system for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

To Cure Cancer, Targeted Therapies Best Future Bet

To Cure Cancer, Targeted Therapies Best Future Bet »

“Cancer medicine does not ask us to do precision medicine as a side note; cancer medicine ask us to do precision medicine as a basis,” said Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, at the opening keynote of the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit on Monday.

Diagnostic Tool Captures Cancer With iPhone Camera

Diagnostic Tool Captures Cancer With iPhone Camera »

Smartphones already help manage chronic pain, facilitate meditation and even prescribe corrective lenses. But what if they could be used to diagnose cancer as well?

Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease

Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease »

1 May, 2015
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Could a simple blood test revolutionize cancer detection and treatment? Photo via Shawn Hempel/ Shutterstock. The future of cancer treatment is here. A new technology in cancer detection and monitoring called the liquid biopsy (or circulating tumor cell (CTC) count) can detect tumor DNA circulating in the blood before symptoms even…
Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data

Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data »

3 Mar, 2015
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Innovative mapping capabilities can help track disease and prevent outbreaks. Photo via everything possible/ Shutterstock. When we hear about a new disease outbreak, the news is frequently followed by general information about how the disease has spread and which region it’s currently infecting. In the weeks following this announcement, however, we…
TEDxBeaconStreet Announces “Ask the Speaker” Forum on Medstro

TEDxBeaconStreet Announces “Ask the Speaker” Forum on Medstro »

23 Dec, 2014
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TEDxBeaconStreet, one of the most innovative TEDx events in the world, and Medstro, the social network for physicians and medical students, today announced that three of the speakers from the 2014 TEDxBeaconStreet, held on November 15-16, will be available to answer questions directly on the "TEDxBeaconStreet Ask the Speaker" forum. All three speakers spoke about topics related to…
5 Genius Ideas We Heard at TEDxBedminster

5 Genius Ideas We Heard at TEDxBedminster »

18 Sep, 2014
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Richie Etwaru, the TedxBedminster organizer, opens up the event with a brief talk. All photos provided by Etwaru. The healthcare industry can feel like an echo chamber, which is why Richie Etwaru, the man behind TEDxBedminster, is on a mission to ignite conversations, debate controversies and unlock the genius. On September 10, 2014,…

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