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Early detection of cancer: The FDA approves procedure discovered by EPFL researchers
Date:6/14/2010

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"In the future, similar procedures could be used, for instance for colon cancer or other tumors found in the hollow organs", explains Hubert van den Bergh. EPFL's Norwegian partner Photocure, owner of Hexvix/Cysview, is currently involved in developing this domain.

For the moment, this procedure is the only one of its kind approved by the FDA for use in the bladder. "There is no procedure as efficient," insists Georges Wagnires, responsible for the technology transfer in this project at EPFL, "and the market is therefore potentially very large." The approval by the FDA comes after a more than a decade of development work by the scientists at EPFL and their academic partners from the University Hospital Center (CHUV), the University of Lausanne and Photocure.


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Contact: Georges Wagnires
georges.wagnieres@epfl.ch
41-787-423-511
Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne
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