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Use of Hair to Diagnose the Presence of Breast Cancer

2014-08-27 03:40:46 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Using synchrotron X-ray diffraction, it has been reported that a hair from an individual with breast cancer exhibits a difference in its molecular structure compared to that of an individual without breast cancer. This difference is visible in the X-ray diffraction pattern as a ring superimposed on the pattern for normal hair.

The hypothesis of this study is that synchrotron x-ray diffraction can be used to differentiate hairs from women with medically diagnosed breast cancer from women not known to have the disease.

To test this hypothesis, hair from 2000 women attending radiology clinics for mammography will be collected, analysed by x-ray diffraction and then analysed using Fermiscan proprietary image analysis software. The mammogram status of the subjects will be blinded from the diffraction analysts. Results will then be compared with mammography results to allow a direct comparison between the Fermiscan test and mammography in terms of specificity and sensitivity.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Screening

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

diagnosis of breast cancer by x-ray diffraction of hair

Location

Bankstown Diagnostic Imaging Centre
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia
2200

Status

Recruiting

Source

Fermiscan Ltd

Results (where available)

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