World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day, a day to raise worldwide awareness to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved. When cancer is identified in an early stage, delays in care can be avoided, the chances to respond to treatment are significantly greater and the quality of life of cancer patients is meaningfully improved. So, one of the first actions that need to be taken to reduce the cancer burden is early detection and early diagnosis of the disease.

That’s why researchers of @bphot_vub at @vubrussel teamed up with Belgian and Polish world-renown experts and professors in the project named CHARMING, an Excellence of Science project funded by the Research Foundation Flanders, that exploits the latest light-based technologies to detect cancer in a very early stage. Together with Universiteit Antwerpen, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Mons, Warsaw University of Technology and the Łukasiewicz Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, we have worked four years to develop a new technological platform for applications in the field of biomedical sensing and imaging and, more specifically, in the field of cancer detection.