Cancer Screening Selfies, Obesity Cancer Link and More…

Surfing the web, I found these stories of interest:

  • Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new app that uses smartphone selfies to easily screen for pancreatic cancer and other disease:
  • Scientists at St. Jude’s Research Hospital have established the largest collection of pediatric solid tumor samples and drug sensitivity data in an ongoing effort to effectively open source the hospital’s expertise, with the hospital now formally opening up its Childhood Solid Tumor Network to a wider audience. Read more on this significant contribution in Nature.
  • A new study led by researchers at the Michigan State University offers new insight on how a specific protein released from fat in the body can cause a cancerous cell. The findings were reported in Oncogene.