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Could new tests use sugar to help detect cancer?

from Nursing Times

"Chocolate, fizzy drinks and other sugar-laden foods could soon be used to detect cancer," the Mail Online reports. This news is certainly a good way to increase the reader appeal of a very technical study that looked at whether the way tumors deal with sugar can help in their detection. Everybody loves chocolate, but the mice involved in this study did not indulge in these sugary treats. Instead, they were given an injection of glucose into their abdominal cavity and then had a new scanning technique called GlucoCEST, which is based on magnetic resonance imaging. more

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