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'Sandpit’ workshop in Mexico results in research project to prove the diagnostic potential of saliva for breast cancer

15% of women worldwide suffer from breast cancer, with over 55,000 and 1.6 million cases diagnosed in the UK and Mexico per annum respectively, and existing diagnostic standards are invasive, costly and painful. But an intensive ‘sandpit’ joint multidisciplinary research workshop between Queen Mary University of London, the University of the Americas Puebla and the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico has resulted in funding for a collaborative research project which aims to take the first steps towards diagnosis of the disease using saliva.

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