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US researchers unveils blood scanner for cancer

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A laser-based device can detect cancer cells simply by scanning near surface blood vessels, eliminating the need for uncomfortable blood draws. The entire volume of a patient's blood can be analysed for cancer cells within an hour, with the noninvasive technique, which has been developed by researchers based at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and at the Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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