Nanosensor enables early detection of lung cancer in mice

Written by Lucy Chard, Editor

Lung cancer tumor detected using nanosensor

A research group led by Jesse Kirkpatrick from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA, USA) have created a new approach to detect the early signs of lung cancer in patients using a nanosensor. Currently, people who are at high risk of developing lung cancer, for example heavy smokers, are regularly screened for the disease. This routine screening normally takes the form of a CT scan that can detect tumors in the lungs, however, this technique also shows benign nodes in the lungs giving many false positives and can lead to further, more invasive tests that are in fact,...

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