Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
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Christopher H. Contag

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  • FTIR microspectroscopy for improved prostate cancer diagnosis TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Mackanos, M. A., Contag, C. H. 2009; 27 (12): 661-663


    Accurate diagnosis and prognosis is essential for cancer management but is subject to sampling and inter-observer error. In a recent study, Baker et al. compared Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy with histological pathology to evaluate prostate tissue for disease severity. The authors found that biochemical changes associated with prostate cancer could be discriminated by FTIR to classify confined and locally invasive prostate cancers. These findings could enable the development of improved diagnostic and prognostic methods for the detection and treatment of prostate cancers.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.tibtech.2009.09.001

    View details for Web of Science ID 000272277500001

    View details for PubMedID 19853940

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