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Researchers affiliated with the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology have developed a simple, noninvasive way to detect early cancer by using new technology to look at a component in the blood.

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A research team led by Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Systems Biology and the Center for Molecular Imaging Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, has developed a new approach to early cancer detection. The "breakthrough gadget" uses a nanotechnology sensor to find microvesicles, a component in the blood produced in larger amounts by tumors.

Source: Read more in the latest issue of the Harvard Health Letter