18-year-old Mexican student designs bra that can detect breast cancer – Julian Rios Cantu

An 18-year-old student from Mexico has designed a bra that can help in the early detection of breast cancer and has won top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA).

Julian Rios Cantu said he was inspired inspired by his mother’s battle with the disease which eventually lead to both her breasts being removed.

The bra, otherwise known as EVA, was developed with three friends through his company Higia Technologies, and was created primarily for women with genetic predisposition to cancer.Continue Reading

Assessing The Influence Of The Environment On Cancer

Last week a colleague sent me an article in the Daily News titled “Increased cancer rate in US linked to bad environment” and asking my opinion of it.

The opening sentence read, “Improving the worst environments in the US could prevent 39 in every 100,000 cancer deaths.” The Daily News item refers to an article published in the journal Cancer, which is published by the American Cancer Society, and to an accompanying editorial.Continue Reading

A promising new cancer treatment is facing a deadly setback

Cancer immunotherapy is facing some serious side effects and setbacks amid its successes.

  • Cancer immunotherapy, or treatments that use the body’s own immune system, have been gaining traction over the past few years.
  • That’s especially true with a group of therapies called “checkpoint inhibitors.”
  • But there have been some setbacks to other approaches, including cell therapies, with some cases turning deadly.

We’re starting to get a clearer picture of some of the consequences of cancer immunotherapy, a new area of therapies that harness the body’s immune system to take on cancer cells.Continue Reading