Detecting Breast Cancer's Fingerprint in a Droplet of Blood

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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The earlier cancer is detected, the better the chance of successful treatment and long-term survival. However, early cancer diagnosis is still challenging as testing by mammography remains cumbersome, costly, and in many cases, cancer can only be detected at an advanced stage. A team based in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine has developed a new microfluidics-based microarray that could one day radically change how and when cancer is diagnosed. Their findings are published in the April issue of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

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McGill University (2012, April 5). Detecting breast cancer's fingerprint in a droplet of blood. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 8, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2012/04/120405131634.htm
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