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Shining light on pancreatic cancer

edures, such as endoscopy, to detect disease. In the fictional world of Star Trek, a doctor is able to make a diagnosis without ever interrogating an organ. Biophotonics shows that this approach may be closer to reality that one might expect," added Backman.

The nanoscale approach allows the researchers to differentiate cancerous or pre-cancerous tissue from normal tissue, even if the specimens look identical under a normal biopsy.

In both studies, the techniques worked regardless of age, tumor size, smoking history or tumor location, although the researchers hope to use the next trial phase to test individuals with serious pancreatic diseases that are not cancer to see if the changes are truly unique to cancer. Eventually, the researchers hope to expand their study to breast cancer, lung cancer and other variations of the disease.

While the new techniques must undergo further study before its effectiveness can be confirmed, the researchers have partnered with American BioOptics to fully develop the technology. In July, American BioOptics received an NSF Small Business Innovation Research grant to further develop the technology for colon cancer screening and ready the system for commercialization.


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Contact: Josh Chamot
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National Science Foundation
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