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Early Lung Cancer Detection

October 5, 2010

nano-scale disturbances in cheek cells Researchers from Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology. The method offers the potential to prescreen patients at high risk for lung cancer, such as those who smoke, and identify the individuals who would likely benefit from more invasive and expensive tests versus those who don't need additional tests. Full Story

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