Speeding up Mouth Cancer Detection
With mouth cancer rates increasing the need for non-invasive tests in the dental surgery to rapidly detect lesions that might be early cancers is greater than ever before. Professor Martin Thornhill in Sheffield along with colleagues in Rice University in the USA is undertaking a clinical trial using ‘lab on a chip’ technology for the rapid testing of mouth lesions that may be cancer. This gives an answer in around 20 minutes and has the potential to identify which patients need further tests soon.
This research study has been reported in the national press.