LaserBlood | EIC Pathfinder Project
Biophotonic Nanoparticle-enabled Laser Blood Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a deadly form of cancer that is on the rise due to various factors, including an aging population and unhealthy lifestyles. Regrettably, PDAC is among the top cancer killers, with a dismal five-year survival rate of less than 10%. The lack of adequate screening programs is a significant factor contributing to this dire statistic. However, the identification of PDAC in its early stages could help reduce the mortality rate by as much as 80%. The project LASERBLOOD (Biophotonic Nanoparticle-enabled Laser Blood Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer) aims to develop an in vitro diagnostic test based on the fluorescence lifetime fingerprint of the personalized protein corona, offering critical information at every stage of PDAC progression.