Women's Health

Can a Pen Be the Next Big Diagnostic Tool for Breast Cancer?

Overall accuracy for ovarian cancer was rated at 94.7%

Ovarian cancer was studied on a total of 57 patients; 29 without cancer and 28 with cancer. The cancer was able to accurately identify cancerous tissue at 100% and was able to specify the type of cancer (High-grade serous) 89.7% of the time. The overall accuracy was rated at 94.7%. For High-grade serous ovarian cancer, recurrence of the cancer is quite common due to cancerous cells left behind, which is the reason it was chosen for the study. With the use of the pen, it was able to determine which tissue was healthy and which was cancerous 100% of the time.