A scientific team led by a Portuguese researcher has developed a pioneering technique to detect cancer in the early stages. The results, published in Nature Medicine , seem to confirm the method's rapidity, precision and reliability. The new procedure, based on glucose consumption, has been successfully tested in mice. Clinical trials are in the making.
Trials in humans are at a preparatory stage.
The principal investigator, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, was supported by a 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie IEF grant managed by the REA.