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MasSpec Pen

‘Pen’ device that identifies cancer in just 10 seconds

A handheld device that looks like a pen can identify cancerous tissue within 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas. Claiming it would make surgery more precise, the scientists are of opinion that the removal of tumour would be far quicker and safer. They hoped it would avoid the "heartbreak" of leaving any of the cancer behind. Science Translational Medicine published tests which suggested the technology is accurate 96% of the time. The MasSpec Pen takes advantage of the unique metabolism…