Johns Hopkins Researchers to Use Imaging to Detect Cancer in Cells

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins will begin searching for new ways to detect cancers in the earliest stages within cells using advanced imaging techniques. The five-year initiative was made possible with more than $8 million in grants from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, according to an article at News-Medical.net. Researchers plan to use advanced imaging tools developed at Johns Hopkins In-Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center to look for ways to stop cancer cells before they spread. Targeting cancer at the cellular level would mark a significant breakthrough in the fight against cancer, according to researchers. More than 30 researchers are expected to be involved in the effort.