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Journal of Cancer Research
Volume 2014, Article ID 179608, 6 pages
Research Article

Fibre Diffraction Analysis of Skin Offers a Very Early and Extremely Accurate Diagnostic Test for Prostate Cancer

1Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
2Kedron 7 Day Medical Centre, Kedron, Brisbane, QLD 4005, Australia

Received 30 May 2014; Revised 27 August 2014; Accepted 3 September 2014; Published 17 September 2014

Academic Editor: Mario Budroni

Copyright © 2014 Veronica J. James and Judith M. O’Malley Ford. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Double blind analysis of a batch of thirty skin tissue samples from potential prostate cancer sufferers correctly identified all “control” patients, patients with high and low grade prostate cancers, the presence of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), perineural invasions, and the one lymphatic invasion. Identification was by analysis of fibre diffraction patterns interpreted using a schema developed from observations in nine previous studies. The method, schema, and specific experiment results are reported in this paper, with some implications then drawn.