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“A study of 15 women found that sweat on patients’ fingers contains proteins that allow scientists to detect breast cancer with 98 per cent accuracy.

The radical technique, which can also gauge the severity of the disease, simply requires a patient to smear their fingertips onto a sample plate.

Professor Francese and her team from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield believe that eventually – if the results are confirmed in larger trials – the process could replace mammograms.”

The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports.

The Times

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Ludwina Dautovic @ 2023.03.04 10:59 AM
This is genius! As a kidney cancer survivor I'd be curious to know how long it will be before testing for other types of cancers can be done in the same way. I also have a strong history of breast cancer in my family. Although I'm extremely grateful to be able to have an annual mammogram for free, having my finger swiped would be much more pleasant. What a great idea!

IdeaSpies @ 2023.03.07 6:11 AM
Thanks so much for your feedback Ludwina. Glad you're ok now and doing very well with your PropTech startup. Yes this is a very popular idea. These are more when you search cancer on IdeaSpies

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