Jan 11, 2024

Pill-on-a-thread’ sponges could ‘prevent thousands of cancer deaths every year’ and ‘cure agonising heartburn

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A NEW “pill-on-a-thread” sponge could halve oesophageal cancer deaths in Britain, researchers say.

The new tech quickly tests for Barrett’s oesophagus — a heartburn-causing condition that can lead to cancer.

Patients swallow the capsule containing a sponge, which dissolves in the stomach and expands to the size of a 50p coin before being dragged back up the throat, collecting cells.

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