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Researchers have developed a new technique to detect lung cancer in its early stages by studying cheek cells in humans using revolutionary biophotonics technology.

The study was conducted by scientists from Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore).

The technique is known as partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) microscopy and was developed by Vadim Backman, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The technique can detect cell features as small as 20 nanometers, and bring to light differences in cells that appear normal using standard microscopy techniques.

The findings of the study were published online by the journal Cancer Research. It will appear in print in the Oct. 15 issue.

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