RandyW Posted May 29, 2007 Share Posted May 29, 2007 New tool promises faster, cheaper diagnosis for treating lung cancer By : Date : 29 May 2007 0011 hrs (SST) URL : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 12/1/.html SINGAPORE : There will soon be a new tool which can diagnose effective drugs to treat lung cancer patients in a faster and cheaper way. This is made possible by a collaboration involving the National University of Singapore, the National University Hospital and RIKEN Institute, Japan's oldest and most established research facility. In a statement, the parties involved said currently, diagnosis of a patient's suitability for treatment is done after a cancer tumour is surgically removed. This is then followed by a pathology examination. The process takes about three weeks. Researchers hope that this could be reduced to just five hours, using the new diagnostic test Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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