Sugar will help doctors in the diagnosis of cancerous tumors

In the coming years, doctors can obtain a new method of cancer diagnostics. For the detection of cancer will require an MRI scan with metal detector. As an agent for visualization of the tumor, the doctors plan to use regular sugar. For the vast majority of patients this substance is absolutely safe and harmless.

Scientists from Lund University in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. the study found that sugar is actively consumed by the tumor. The sooner cancer cells is processed sugar, the more malignant the tumor.

Using this knowledge and experience in the field of diagnostics of possible development of a new method of visualization of cancerous tumors. Now scientists are working on the direction to in the near future to launch the first tests of the technology on patients.

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