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DEVICE FOR ORAL CANCER

Key Points:

  • Specialists from the Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research in West Bengal conducted clinical trials.
  • They found the effectiveness of a new method in classifying cancerous stages and risks of suspected oral discomfort, as confirmed by high-quality biopsy reports.
  • This research was published in the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the United States.

About the Device:

  • This low-cost portable imaging equipment may detect mouth cancer and precancer based on mild tissue blood flow rate changes from thermal imaging and analytics.
  • The handheld unit incorporates a variety of sensors and controls that supply limited data to a computer simulation engine to differentiate common, precancer, and cancerous conditions in the oral cavity without needing to be referred to specialized medical facilities for resource-intensive diagnostic procedures.

About Oral Cancer:

  • Oral cancer remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in challenging and neglected communities.
  • There is an 80% chance on average of a five-year survival rate if diagnosed early. 
  • The survival rate drops to 65% or less in the most advanced stages of the disease.

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