CJOB's Robert Holland reporting
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is handing out over $3.2 million dollars for eight projects looking into early detection research.
A University of Manitoba physicist will get $434,000 for a new method of detecting breast cancer using microwave technology instead of x-ray imaging.
Dr. Stephen Pistorius says such low-power electromagnetic waves (about the same energy as a cell phone) could allow scanning for breast tumours without the need for breast compression.
He notes the technology would be more comfortable, safe, simple, portable and cost effective, making it amenable for screening in remote and developing areas.. Meantime, The 2012 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure comes up September 30, 2012
CBCF’s inaugural National Grants Competition focused on proposals aimed at advancing new technologies to find cancer at its earliest stages, discovering or validating markers and understanding the psychosocial ramifications of earlier breast cancer detection.