This New Pen Can Distinguish Between Healthy and Cancerous Tissue

A new technology called the MasSpec Pen could make diagnosing cancerous tissue and determining treatment for patients faster and easier.

By Alexandra Hart & Michael MarksSeptember 11, 2017 2:33 pm

Diagnosing cancerous tissue may get much easier with a new technology called the MasSpec Pen.

Professor Livia Eberlin of the University of Texas at Austin, who led the team that developed the MasSpec Pen, hopes that the technology will assist in distinguishing cancerous tissue from healthy tissue.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How the technology works

– How the pen will change clinical practice

– What impact the pen could have on cancer diagnosis


Written by Nahila Bonfiglio.