Lancaster University Scientists Make Breakthrough in New Method of Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Published: Sep 20, 2012

UK scientists have made a breakthrough in a new method of brain tumour diagnosis, offering hope to tens of thousands of people. Researchers, led by Professor Francis Martin of Lancaster University, have shown that infrared and Raman spectroscopy - coupled with statistical analysis - can be used to tell the difference between normal brain tissue and the different tumour types that may arise in this tissue, based on its individual biochemical-cell 'fingerprint'.

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