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  • June 13, 2015
    Spotlight on Early Cancer Detection with Lasers (ECDL) – workshop at MPQ Garching

    team — It would be tremendously beneficial to develop ways to detect and tackle cancerous development at a much earlier stage of the disease than is presently possible. Last week on June 11th and 12th 2015, a workshop was held at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) to discuss the latest advances, perspectives and challenges in the emerging research area of early cancer detection. The workshop served to discuss joint efforts by scientists from the fields of cutting-edge laser physics, cell biology, cancer medicine, biochemistry and bioinformatics from MPQ, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), University of Innsbruck (Austria) as well as King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). Joint inter-disciplinary efforts and new approaches are building a bridge between novel laser technologies and clinically relevant cancer detection. These collaborative efforts have the potential to provide a springboard to detect cancerous onset earlier than ever.