NewsTalkZB 1 April

There is confidence that a new cancer detection device being developed, could be transformational. 

Cancer genetics and biology expert, Professor Parry Guilford, is leading an Otago University team developing an "indwelling device" that could routinely detect early-stage cancer. 

He told Mike Hosking there's a chance it will be ready to use in about five years.

"It's based on a simple device you put in your arm. It can be used remotely...you don't need to have people travelling to big cities, to big centres for their diagnostic tests."

He said the technology would be inserted into the body and left there for about 30 minutes - collecting cancer DNA from the bloodstream. Read More