Paper Strips Can Detect Cancer Like A Pregnancy Test

Paper Strips Can Detect Cancer Like A Pregnancy Test
Innovation

MIT scientists develop an affordable screening method perfect for the developing world

Ross Brooks
  • 26 february 2014

Every year there are 15 million new cancer patients in the developing world, most of whom will never have access to the facilities needed to identify their illness. In an attempt to give these populations a chance at early detection, MIT engineers have developed a simple pee-on-a-stick test that can detect cancer in a matter of minutes.

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