Test to spot if cancer has spread

A test that measures how stretchy cells are could revolutionise the way doctors spot whether cancers have spread, say German researchers. The laptop-sized gadget can give a diagnosis using as few as 50 cells and avoids the need to cut out tissue.

The University of Leipzig inventors, who spoke at a UK conference in Warwick on Tuesday, said it was 1,000 times more accurate than traditional tests.

The same technology could also be used to find stem cells in blood, they said.

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