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BREAST CANCER

SCANNING BY LASER

CANCER SCAN IS AN INNOVATIVE AND GROUND BREAKING PROJECT FOR EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER, WITHOUT X RAYS AND WITHOUT USE OF IONIZING RADIATION

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ABOUT CANCER SCAN

Ongoing efforts by scientists, researchers, and physicians have led to significant progress in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.  Nevertheless, cancer is responsible for one-quarter of all deaths in the United States and recognized as the second leading cause of death worldwide. 


Breast cancer is currently the most common type of cancer (based on the number of estimated new cases in 2018), and one in every eight women will be diagnosed during her lifetime – a simply staggering and unacceptable statistic. 

CANCER SCAN is a project focused on developing an innovative breast cancer detection method based on optic and quantum technologies, which will improve detection rates, minimize radiation exposure, and save lives.​

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PARTNERS

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Project Coordinator
Lead Scientist​​: Shlomi Arnon

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Sapienza University of Rome (SAP)​, Italy
Lead Scientist​​: Fabio Sciarrino​

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Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Lead Scientist​​: Vasilis Ntziachristos

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Medical University of Vienna (MUV), Austria
Lead Scientist​​: Katja Pinker-Domenig

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RADIATION

SENSITIVITY AND ACCURACY

NEWS

Quantum body scanner? What happens when vector vortex beams meet scattering media

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Propagation of structured light through tissue-mimicking phantoms

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Our paper has been labeled "Most Viewed" in Advanced Photonics!

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Transmission of vector vortex beams in dispersive media

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Future and Emerging Technologies) under grant agreement No.828978.

The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibility of the author(s) only.
The EU Commission takes no responsibility for any use made of the information set out.