A novel method for screening colorectal cancer by infrared spectroscopy of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and plasma. Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) can reduce mortality and morbidity. Current screening methods include colonoscopy and stool tests, but a simple low-cost blood test would increase compliance. This preliminary study assessed the utility of analyzing the entire bio-molecular profile of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and plasma using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy for early detection of CRC.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016