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Shine a light on bowel cancer

8th September 2008

A scheme from Queen's University Belfast has shown a new way of diagnosing bowel cancer with a light could be used by doctors in the future. 

Photosensitive medication is injected into the body and shows cancer cells when a blue light is shone on the area. Lead researcher, Dr Ryan Donnelly, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, said: "Our long-term aim is to develop a coated tablet that can be taken orally prior to the diagnostic test, so there is no need for the patient to have the drug injected."

 

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Article Information

Title: Shine a light on bowel cancer
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 8214
Date Added: 8th Sep 2008

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