GE Researchers Team Up in Technology “Relay Race” against Cancer

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GE Researchers Team Up in Technology “Relay Race” against Cancer

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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:45am

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According to the World Cancer Research Fund, an estimated 21 million new cancer cases will occur worldwide in 2013. May is National Cancer Research Month, dedicated to recognizing high-quality, innovative cancer research such as that taking place across GE’s Global Research centers.

Recently, a team of GE scientists from Global Research have joined forces in a technology “relay race” against cancer, sharing technology they are developing for every stage of cancer-patient care, from screening, diagnosis, biopsy and staging to treatment, monitoring and remission.

These researchers are collectively driving technologies across the entire continuum of cancer care with the end-goal of improving patient outcomes. Fiona Ginty, a principal scientist at GE Global Research, summed up the multidisciplinary team effort under way inside GE’s research labs.

“There are many stages to the patient’s treatment journey. We have amazing teams here; people from all backgrounds—biology, chemistry, engineering, optical sciences—you name it. A team like that is what is needed in order to create new technology and new solutions for patients,” she said.

For each stage of the patient’s journey, GE scientists are developing new technologies to help more patients emerge cancer-free. Check out this video to learn more about our research projects taking place—and meet the amazing researchers involved in them.

Read more about GE's research into cancer-patient care on GE Citizenship.com.

Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Cancer | Global | Health | Innovation | Innovation & Technology | R&D | Research | Technology | patients

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