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Chemical 'may' detect cancer

21st August 2007

A research team working at Durham University have made a substance which could be used to help cancer diagnosis during MRI scans.

The substance contains fluorine, which displays a different reaction depending on the body's acidity levels. If a patient ingested fluorine in advance of an MRI scan, any potential tumours "could be highighted on the resulting scan". Chemists believe that the substance could be used to help to diagnose breast, liver and prostate cancers.


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Article Information

Title: Chemical 'may' detect cancer
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 3822
Date Added: 21st Aug 2007


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