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  • Posted: 05/31/2013

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NCI Cancer Center News

New method to test breast lesions could better detect cancer, save money by reducing repeat biopsies

A newly developed, single-step Raman spectroscopy algorithm has the potential to simultaneously detect microcalcifications and enable diagnosis of the associated breast lesions with high precision, according to data from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (home of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research) published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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NCI cancer center logoAmong the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 67 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.