Researchers identify cancer 'fingerprints' using geological technique

ScienceAlert May 14, 2024, 03:00 AM UTC

Summary: Cancer causes over 10 million deaths annually worldwide. A new study suggests identifying cancer 'fingerprints' at an atomic level using hydrogen isotopes. High-growth cells, like cancer, exhibit distinct hydrogen-to-deuterium ratios. Early detection could significantly improve survival rates. The research, focusing on metabolic anomalies in cells, could revolutionize cancer detection methods. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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