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Japan group develops tech for spotting cancer in 30 minutes

Blood dropped onto a transparent slide like this one can be used to quickly diagnose cancer.

TOKYO -- A Japanese team is working on a new diagnosis technology that promises to be able to identify cancer within 30 minutes.

     Takanori Ichiki, associate professor at the University of Tokyo, Nikon, the National Cancer Center and others have developed the technology, which requires only a small amount of a patient's blood. It identifies a substance in blood that is present only in those afflicted with cancer.

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