Optical Microscope Software for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

09:21 EDT 26 Jul 2019 | NIH

The successful treatment of cancer is correlated with the early detection of the cancerous cells. Conventional cancer diagnosis is largely based on qualitative morphological criteria, but more accurate quantitative tests could greatly increase early detection of malignant cells. It has been observed that the spatial arrangement of DNA in the nucleus is altered in cancer cells in comparison to normal cells. Therefore, it is possible to distinguish malignant cells by mapping the position of labeled marker genes in the nucleus.

Original Article: Optical Microscope Software for Breast Cancer Diagnosis


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