Research helping improve cancer treatment

March 24, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: State Press] – The University and doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale are joining forces to develop new technologies to help combat cancer.

The partnership is taking new approaches to cancer treatment, including medical imaging scans that could detect cancer so researchers can develop a vaccine.

Researchers have been using imaging technology called computed tomography to find early warning signs of the disease. New CT scans allow for a 3-D scan of the body that is more powerful than an X-ray. The scans can identify cancer in its early stages, down to individual cells.

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