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Colon Cancer Breath Screening using Nanowire-SERS

Project description

Patient breath analysis for the detection of colon cancer

Volatile organic compound (VOC) detection in patients’ breath is emerging as a non-invasive method for the timely diagnosis of cancer. The EU-funded CanSENS project aims to develop a non-invasive cost-effective breath analysis sensor platform for early-stage colon cancer detection, using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The objectives include the fabrication of a prototype SERS sensor, the development of a numerical chemometric model to identify VOCs of colon cancer, and clinical validation using breath samples of cancer patients and healthy individuals. SERS-based chemometric analysis of the patients’ breath samples will provide a further understanding of the complex relationship between the VOC profile and colon cancer occurrence.


Net EU contribution
€ 145 941,12
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia

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Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00