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A New Technology for Cancer Screening Listens for the Signs of Cancer
September 18, 2007
Cancer-sensing devices built as cheaply and efficiently as wristwatches--using many of the same operating principles--could change the way clinicians detect, treat and monitor cancer in patients. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an acoustic sensor that can report the presence of small amounts of mesothelin, a molecule associated with a number of cancers including mesothelioma, as they attach to the sensor's surface.
American Association for Cancer Research
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