Real-time point of care enhancement of breast cancer diagnosis

Challenge

  • Breast cancer is the 2nd most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
  • 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime
  • Ireland ranked 4th highest mortality rate in Europe
  • Incidence rate of breast cancer is on the increase
  • Approximately 3000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed last year
  • No real-time diagnosis available so all biopsies go the laboratory even though approximately 80% are benign
  • 8 – 10 day wait for patient diagnosis
  • Significant distress & anxiety for patient & families waiting for results

Solution

SMARTProbe will provide real-time point of care enhancement of breast cancer diagnosis.

Team Information

Mr Martin O’Sullivan, Ms Liosa O’Sullivan, Dr Brian O’Donnell and Dr Eric Moore

left to right: Mr Martin O’Sullivan, Ms Liosa O’Sullivan, Dr Brian O’Donnell and Dr Eric Moore

Host & Partner Institutions

Tyndall National Institute

University College Cork