Researchers borrow tool from astronomy to detect tumor biomarkers

02/25/2013 | Medical News Today

Researchers in the U.K. are using image analysis algorithms used by astronomers to identify breast cancer tumor biomarkers. The researchers tested the method on 2,000 breast tumors and discovered that it is as accurate as, but faster than, the standard manual method, according to the study published in the British Journal of Cancer. The researchers plan a bigger study using the method on samples from more than 20,000 patients.

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