A ray of light for patients suffering from breast and bowel cancer! A group of Maltese researchers from the University have discovered innovative ways, which among others will give more information and help doctors to give more effective treatment to their patients.

Professor Godfrey Grech said that this research offers new hope to cancer patients. This is because doctors will have more specific information on the patients’ tumor. He explained that these new methods will help to detect cancer at an early stage and thereby increasing the chances of healing. “Research does not stop here, ahead of our challenge is to read these tumor particles in the blood and eventually for screening processes so that we can help and support the screening system.”

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During the presentation of the results, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Chris Fearne, said that this research will help cancer patients with more specific treatment and thus increase the chances of healing from cancer.

Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation, Silvio Schembri, said that this research has benefited from €190,000 in funding from the Malta Council for Science and Technology. He said that the government’s plan is to continue to allocate more funds in the national research and innovation program by the name of FUSION.

The Executive Chairman of the Council, Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, said today the MCST offered €8 million for the Maltese researchers to continue to make a difference in people’s lives.