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Boston U Lung Researchers Seek New Cancer Test With Affy Chips

NEW YORK, Jan. 22-Boston University Medical Center pulmonary researchers will work with Affymetrix to develop a new, less invasive screen for lung cancer, the university and the company said jointly today.


BUMC's Jerome Brody and Avrum Spira are working on a sample collection method that would involve scraping the airways, eliminating the need for deep lung biopsies.


The two researchers will study these samples with Affymetrix's microarrays, looking for gene expression changes that can be used to detect and monitor cancer and guide appropriate treatment and prognosis.


Lung cancer is difficult to diagnose, and kills more than 150,000 each year in the United States.

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