Clinical Trial at Hadassah Hospital Yields Positive Results With Noninvasive Test for Liver Cancer
A clinical trial conducted at the Hadassah University Medical Center has revealed that BreathID, a new noninvasive device for the detection of hepato-cellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, achieved diagnostic results similar to CT Scans and MRIs. BreathID was developed by Exalenz Bioscience Ltd., whose Medical Director is Prof. Yaron Ilan, Director of Hadassah's Department of Internal Medicine.
The 36 patients in the trial were first checked by ultrasound; those suspected to have liver cancer underwent a CT Scan or MRI, which revealed that 26 patients had the disease. All the patients were then given breath tests with the BreathID device to determine whether it could achieve similar statistically meaningful results. The device achieved a congruence of 93 percent. Exalenz now plans to begin a larger trial of the device, which will involve 100 patients at five hospitals in Israel, the United States, and Canada.
Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews
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solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new
medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its
feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation
potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life
science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer,
Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at
Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and
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