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17 May 2024

Breast Cancer Sensor hailed as ‘life saving’

Dr Yang Wei

Breast Cancer Sensor developed by MTIF Fellow Dr Yang Wei has been hailed as ‘life saving’ by national media.

Medical Technologies Innovation Facility‘s Fellow Dr Yang WEI and his dedicated team are developing a ground-breaking medical innovation: a wearable breast cancer monitoring device. This smart medical device can fit inside a bra to detect growth in cancerous tumours through an electrical current by scanning tiny changes in cells fluids. The device has been hailed in mainstream media with The Independent noting the device “could save thousands of lives”.

This non-invasive and cutting-edge technology will be able to measure tumour changes and growth in real time, recording and sending data to both the wearer and medical professionals via a secure connection for analysis. This technology has the potential to revolutionise cancer aftercare as we know it, and will benefit thousands.

“The technology would measure changes in breast tissue and help improve a patient’s chance of survival… Breast cancer can grow so quickly it could be 1mm in six months or 2mm in six weeks”, emphasises Yang Wei. Yang’s research team believe this device would help improve a patient’s chance of survival, as well as streamline healthcare processes which would reduce expensive checks and services, such as MRIs.

According to Cancer Research, there are more than 55,000 new cases of breast cancer in the UK every year, and more than 11,000 deaths. Around 23% of those cases are preventable and could benefit from a wearable device like this one.

MTIF are immensely proud of our researchers’ contributions to the global fight against cancer, and their commitment to improving patients’ healthcare. We support Dr Yang Wei and his team on their journey, and we wish them all the best for the advancement of this revolutionary device into clinical trial. We are excited to see the potential of this technology realised.