5th Asia-Pacific Summit on Cancer Therapy
Australian National University
Title: Highly accurate and much earlier tests for cancer must save lives
Biography: Veronica J James
Such tests have been established using low angle X-ray diffraction of hair, nails or skin for a number of cancers and other diseases. In all such tests a change, specific to the cancer or disease is superimposed on the pattern for control samples. The results for all such tests is a sensitivity of 100%, since there have been no false negatives and a specificity >99% since there are less than 1% false positives. These results are much higher than for any other test to date.\\\\r\\\\n Since tests using transgenic mice have revealed that these tests can diagnose the relevant cancers and diseases much earlier than any other test, these false positives may not be false. Further to this should the cancer or disease be cured, the change disappears showing immediately whether the medical treatment has been successful. This talk will cover tests for prostate cancer and breast cancer. The results for prostate cancer indicate that this test can accurately determine whether the cancer is high or low grade and establish whether the cancer has invaded and by what method. The test for breast cancer accurately diagnoses all cancers but has different changes if the patient has a BRAC gene or not. Such tests can save lives.