1. Spotting colon cancer early with the 'Google Earth of colonoscopies'

    Spotting colon cancer early with the 'Google Earth of colonoscopies'

    A new optical imaging system in the works could revolutionize the diagnosis of colon cancer. Currently, colonoscopies only manage to detect 39 % of bowel cancer cases in the early stages. Now, the EU-funded PROSCOPE project's novel screening platform has the potential to save up to half of the 160 000 lives lost in Europe every year because of this disease. Today's colonoscopy procedures are based on white light video or optical narrow-band imaging.

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