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S. Korean Lab Develops Fluorescent ‘Probe’ that Can Detect Cancer Tissue

S. Korean Lab Develops Fluorescent ‘Probe’ that Can Detect Cancer Tissue

DAEJEON, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Basic Science Institute announced on Tuesday that it had developed a molecular compound ‘probe’ that creates fluorescent signals by reacting specifically to cancer tissue. The oxygen density of cancer tissue areas increases along with the proliferation of cancer cells in the human body. Research is actively underway [...]

Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced a plan to establish a national cancer data library by collecting a comprehensive range of medical information on domestic cancer patients, including records of their medical treatment and examination before being diagnosed with cancer and their prognosis after being diagnosed with cancer. The national cancer data [...]

Microwave-processed Red Ginseng Can Prevent Spread of Cancer Cells: Study

Microwave-processed Red Ginseng Can Prevent Spread of Cancer Cells: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The results of a recent study suggest that microwave-processed red ginseng can prevent the spread of cancer cells. A joint research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and the Asan Medical Center announced on Tuesday the development of a new red ginseng processing technology that uses [...]

Lower Income Cancer Patients Less Likely to Survive: Study

Lower Income Cancer Patients Less Likely to Survive: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that the severity of cancer at the time of initial diagnosis differs by the patient’s income. All.Can Korea, a civic group devoted to tackling inefficient environments for treating cancer, conducted a survey of 495 cancer patients, 38.1 percent of whom had their first tumor discovered [...]

Helsinn Group Supports Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation’s COVID Impacts Cancer Fund

Helsinn Group Supports Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation’s COVID Impacts Cancer Fund

Lugano, Switzerland, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Helsinn, a Swiss pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care and rare disease products, today announces that Helsinn is supporting Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation’s COVID Impacts Cancer fund, with a donation of US$100,000. The COVID Impacts Cancer campaign is an emergency initiative powered by Conquer Cancer and was created to support cancer [...]

Dog Anthelmintics Offer Solace to Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Dog Anthelmintics Offer Solace to Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Dog anthelmintics are becoming highly valued in South Korea as a panacea. Last October, comedian Kim Chul-min, a late-stage lung cancer patient, revealed that he had taken Fenbendazole for seven weeks. After weeks of taking the medication, his blood work all came back normal. Since then, there has been [...]

S. Korea Ranks Among Top OECD Member Countries in Treatment of Cancer

S. Korea Ranks Among Top OECD Member Countries in Treatment of Cancer

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea ranks as one of the leading members among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the treatment of cancer, medical data showed Sunday. The 2019 Health at a Glance report released by the Paris-based organization said Asia’s fourth-largest economy had the highest five-year survival rate [...]