Mini-Pump Technology Could Help Detect Lung Cancer

A new miniature pump called the Disc Pump, developed by The Technology Partnership (TTP), is being put to use as a cancer detection system. The pump which has the size of 2 stacked coins is believed will save over 10,000 lives by 2020. The Disc Pump is part of the Lung Cancer Indicator Detection (LuCID) developed by Owlstone to provide smaller, cheaper, and non-invasive ways of identifying pulmonary disease.

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.