Cancer Diagnostic to Act as ‘Google Earth’ for Tumours

Cancer Research’s £16 million Grand Challenge award will be used to create a technology to make complete maps of tumours. Dr Josephine Bunch and her team from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London will attempt to map every detail of several types of cancer, cataloguing the intact tumour tissue right down to single cells and the molecules held within them. And they’ll focus on the processes that fuel how tumours grow (metabolism) with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.

Bunch has described the technology as stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for tumours.

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Published on 8. March 2017 in Interesting Reads