Cancer

Kheiron raises $22 million for machine learning that helps radiologists detect cancer earlier

Kheiron Medical Technologies (Kheiron), a machine learning startup that’s setting out to help radiologists detect the early signs of cancer, has raised $22 million in a series A round of funding led by European VC firm Atomico, with participation from Greycroft, Connect Ventures, Hoxton Ventures, and Exor Seeds. Founded out of London in 2016, Kheiron’s …

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Is your tap water safe? Study claims cancer risk even in 'safe' water

Is your tap water safe? Study claims cancer risk even in ‘safe’ water

CLOSE A new report from an environmental advocacy watchdog group cautions that carcinogenic products in tap water may altogether increase cancer risk for thousands of U.S. residents over a lifetime. In a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Heliyon Thursday, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 22 carcinogens commonly found in tap water — including arsenic, byproducts …

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Fred Hutch President Gary Gilliland to step down as leader of cancer research powerhouse – GeekWire

Dr. Gary Gilliland at the 2018 GeekWire Awards, where he was honored as “Geek of the Year.” (GeekWire Photo) Gary Gilliland, president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, announced plans to step down from his post next year. Gilliland said he would stay in the role until the center is able to …

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Tiny Bubbles In the Human Body Could Be Better At Fighting Cancer Than Chemotherapy

Tiny, bubble-like extracellular vesicles (in red) targeting breast cancer cells (in blue) in mice. Michigan State University Over the past several years, a number of advancements have been made in the world of cancer research, including an artificial beauty spot that could warn you of cancer before symptoms emerge that can be used for early …

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