Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

A portable device to detect the signs of cancer

A portable device to detect potential signs of cancer in a patient's urine is under development within the EU-funded research project GLAM. The project aims to speed up cancer diagnosis and monitoring, while making the process both less intrusive and less unpleasant.

Biomarkers are substances or processes in the body that can indicate the presence of a disease. Most types of cancer biomarker analysis require test samples of body tissues or blood, which are then sent to a specialised lab for analysis. This process can be painful, take a long time and cost a lot of money.

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