BlackBerry-sized Device Spots Cancer Quickly and Painlessly

BlackBerry-sized Device Spots Cancer Quickly and Painlessly

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microchip-cancer-detector-scientists.jpgToronto researchers have developed a BlackBerry-sized device they say will accurately diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes.

The microchip technology, created by a pair of University of Toronto scientists, will be able to determine the severity of the tumors through a simple urine sample and produce quick diagnosis with no need for painful biopsies. Now heading into its engineering stage, the portable device should be available for doctors’ use within two to three years and eventually could be tuned to detect a broad range of cancers and infectious ailments, the researchers say.

(Continue reading at Toronto Star)

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