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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 01/28/2005

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Nanodevices Can Improve Cancer Detection and Diagnosis

Detection of cancer at early stages is a critical step in improving cancer treatment. Currently, detection and diagnosis of cancer usually depend on changes in cells and tissues that are detected by a doctor's physical touch or imaging expertise. Instead, scientists would like to make it possible to detect the earliest molecular changes, long before a physical exam or imaging technology is effective. To do this, they need a new set of tools.

Nanodevices Can Improve Cancer Detection and Diagnosis