Rinsing your mouth is a method for the diagnosis of throat cancer

Rinsing your mouth is a method for the diagnosis of throat cancer

For diagnostics of oncological diseases of the head, throat, neck, mouth now do not need a biopsy. Researchers from Bar-Ilan University under the guidance of Professor Dror of Fixler opened innovative non-traumatic method of investigation.

Test innovative methods

The technique is non-invasive detection of cancer is successful clinical trials on animals. The results of the experiments showed high efficiency – 97% specificity of 87.5% sensitivity.

Further study of the drug takes place in the clinic tel and Shomer on patients, volunteers. Supervise the project of Professor Michael wolf and Abraham hirshberg.

The kit for the diagnosis of

Technology to diagnose cancer is a set of gold nanoparticles, which are used for mouthwash. To achieve this effect Professor Fixler created a mix of the two methods from different fields: physics+bio-molecular imaging.

The essence of diagnosis

Diagnosis is performed by administering antibodies together with gold nanoparticles in the human body. Healthy and diseased tissues respond differently. This occurs by means of diffuse reflectance changing under the influence of nanoparticles optical properties of tissues.


  • the method is safe;
  • the technology is economically viable, the cost does not exceed $ 200 per set;
  • at the end of 2015 set for diagnostics will be available in two Israeli hospitals.

Non-invasive method of identifying a cancer on the basis of the gold particles in the future will displace harmful and costly diagnostic methods.