Thursday, December 2, 2010

GE, UCSF technology IDs aggressive tumors

Technology developed out of a partnership between the University of California, San Francisco, and GE Healthcare is giving prostate cancer patients a real-time look into the aggressiveness of their tumors, potentially changing the course of treatment and lowering health care costs.
The technology, now in an early-stage trial at UCSF's Mission Bay campus, could reduce the time it takes to diagnose prostate cancer and prevent some of the roughly 200,000 men diagnosed each year with the disease from undergoing surgery that may not be necessary.

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