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University of California researchers explain the latest developments in the fight against cancer.

Winning the War on Cancer (Video) UCTV

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University of California researchers explain the latest developments in the fight against cancer.

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    Artificially Intelligent Models of Cancer for Precision Diagnosis and Treatment - Exploring Ethics

    Artificially Intelligent Models of Cancer for Precision Diagnosis and Treatment - Exploring Ethics

    A major ambition of artificial intelligence lies in translating patient data to successful therapies. Machine learning models face particular challenges in biomedicine, however, including handling of extreme data heterogeneity and lack of mechanistic insight into predictions. Trey Ideker, PhD argues for “visible” approaches that guide model structure with experimental biology. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 35459]

    • 57 min
    • video
    Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer Including Transplant

    Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer Including Transplant

    Liver cancer is the 5th most common cancer worldwide, and the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of primary liver cancer. Dr. Neil Mehta explores the risk factors, diagnosis and staging, and treatment decisions including surgery. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35235]

    • 59 min
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    Understanding and Treating Cancer and Other Diseases Through the Immune System

    Understanding and Treating Cancer and Other Diseases Through the Immune System

    Interactive immune systems are at the center of cancer and other diseases. Dr. Matthew Krummel explores how the immune system can regulate cancer progression. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35239]

    • 1 hr 22 min
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    Does an Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

    Does an Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

    Worldwide there are 550,000 new cases of head and neck cancer a year. Dr. Jennifer Grandis explores prevention and an opportunity for chemo prevention, substances to stop cancer from developing. In particular, she looks at aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35237]

    • 59 min
    • video
    Working with Natural Born Killers: Using Natural Killer Cells to Improve Cancer Immunotherapies

    Working with Natural Born Killers: Using Natural Killer Cells to Improve Cancer Immunotherapies

    Natural Killer - or NK - cells are one of our immune systems most potent defenses, able to attack viral infections and destroy cells that exhibit tumorigenic characteristics. UC San Diego physician Dr. Dan Kaufman, who has specialized in treating blood cancers for over 20 years now leads a research group at the UC San Diego Stem Cell program that is using induced pluripotent stem cells to generate NK cells that are targeted to destroy cancer cells. With the goal of providing safer, more effective, off-the-shelf cancer immunotherapies, the methods his lab has developed are being employed in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial anywhere in the world being conducted at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
    Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 34875]

    • 13 min
    • video
    Thyroid Nodules - Cancer Risk Factors and Radiation Exposure (Chernobyl Fukushima)

    Thyroid Nodules - Cancer Risk Factors and Radiation Exposure (Chernobyl Fukushima)

    The most common lumps or swellings in the neck are enlarged lymph nodes. But it can be something else. Dr. Wen Shen, endocrine surgeon at UCSF discusses cancer risk factors and the history of radiation exposure in relation to thyroid nodules. Series: "UCTV Tips" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35230]

    • 4 min

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