Dr Shana Kelley
University of Toronto
An ultrasensitive blood test for cancer
Dr Shana Kelley at the University of Toronto developed an extremely sensitive blood test that uses sensors on a chip to detect cancer mutations. This new, non-invasive test is fast and simple to perform. It is now being developed as an alternative to tissue biopsies to detect cancer, monitor how patients respond to therapy and personalize treatment decisions.
Reference: Nature Chemistry, July 2015