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Swallowing this Special Sponge Enables Esophageal Cancer Detection

News   Jan 23, 2019 | Original story from John Hopkins Medicine

 
Swallowing this Special Sponge Enables Esophageal Cancer Detection

A 2-centimeter polyurethane sponge attached to a string emerges from the capsule and is pulled through the patient’s esophagus to collect genetic material that determines risk for cancer of that organ. Credit: Stephen Meltzer, M.D.

 
 
 

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