News From the Field
Method Shows Promise for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
August 1, 2007
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Optical technology developed by a Northwestern University biomedical engineer shown to be effective in the early detection of colon cancer, now appears promising for detecting pancreatic cancer. A team of Northwestern researchers and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare physicians found they could detect both early- and advanced-stage pancreatic cancer without touching or imaging the pancreas. Full Story
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.