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Spectroscopy
Volume 22 (2008), Issue 2-3, Pages 113-121
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SPE-2008-0337

Human breast tissue cancer diagnosis by Raman spectroscopy

H. Abramczyk,1,2 I. Placek,1 B. Brozek-Pluska,1 K. Kurczewski,1 Z. Morawiec,3 and M. Tazbir3

1Laboratory of Laser Molecular Spectroscopy, Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry, The Faculty of Chemistry, Technical University of ŁódŹ, 93-590 ŁódŹ, Poland
2Max-Born-Institute, 12489 Berlin, Germany
3Hospital, Oncology Ward, 93-513 ŁódŹ, Poland
4Laboratory of Laser Molecular Spectroscopy, Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry, The Faculty of Chemistry, Technical University of ŁódŹ, Wr√≥blewskiego 15, 93-590 ŁódŹ, Poland

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Abstract

Differences between Raman spectra of normal, malignant and benign tissues have been recorded and analyzed as a method for the early detection of cancer. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the most statistically reliable research (67 patients) on Raman spectroscopy-based diagnosis of breast cancers among the world women population. The paper demonstrates that Raman spectroscopy is a promising new tool for real-time diagnosis of tissue abnormalities.