A simple cheek swab could show early signs of lung cancer
- “I went in for a hysterectomy and when I woke up, they told me I had ovarian cancer.”
- Backman says both technologies are minimally invasive and can be practiced in a primary care setting.
- With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), in part funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Backman’s research is shedding light on how early cancer detection can be made cheaper, more accurate and less invasive.
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