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New Cancer-detecting Technique (Image 1)

July 27, 2010
Pancreatic cancer (unseen at its earliest stages by any other methods) can be detected by examining tissue from inside the duodenum, the uppermost section of the small intestine, using new techniques called four-dimensional elastic light scattering fingerprinting (4D-ELF) and low-coherence enhanced backscattering spectroscopy (LEBS). The pancreatic duct communicates with the duodenum via the Ampulla of Vater. Researchers have shown that cells in a roughly three centimeter radius from this feature can show signs of the presence of cancer.


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