New Noninvasive Oral Cancer Detection Method

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Research

Texas A&M scientists are developing a more accurate and less invasive way to detect early oral cancer. The new method uses a fluorescent dye and microscopic examination. In research tests, the new method detects oral cancer and squamous cell carcinoma much earlier than current methods. While this oral cancer screening tool is still experimental, the scientists hope that it will be available to physicians and dentists within the next few years.