New Scans Work To Provide Early Cancer Signs Before Tumors

May 31, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – The University of Nottingham has developed a new way of scanning for lung cancer, a method which could revolutionize the way that the early stages are caught and treated.

The new scan uses antibodies to create a reaction on lung scans, which only occur when the presence of cancer within the lungs are detected.

The image that results are clear enough to allow doctors to treat cancer aggressively, long before tumors gave developed. This early catch has the potential to save thousands.

To see pictures of these scans, click here.

“As soon as there is an immune system response to cancer, we can pick up the antibodies which teh body produces,” chairman of the company Onicimmune, which was created to further develop this new technology, was quotes in the UK paper, The Daily Mail.

“The overall performances of the test compared to a CT scan is better, because a scan produces so many false positives.”


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