Published in Cancer Weekly, October 11th, 2005
Now, Young Kim, Vadim Backman and their colleagues at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have developed an optical probe that has shown signs of detecting colon cancer far earlier than any existing method.
In the new technique, called LEBS (low-coherence enhanced backscattering), researchers shine light on the colon and detect the light that bounces directly back (backscatters) from the tissue. The intensity of backscattered light provides information on the colon tissue's degree of disorder, which differs for normal and cancerous...
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