Media share Khalil’s invention to improve breast cancer detection

WABI (Channel 5), WMTW in Portland and WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine has been issued a patent for technology that could aid in the early detection of breast cancer by identifying dormant, potentially cancerous tissue before it progresses to an aggressive metastatic cancer. “Right now, radiology is based on reactive medicine. Meaning, let’s a screen, let’s wait for something to pop up and then once we see a tumor, calcification clusters or masses, then we react to it,” said Andre Khalil, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering. “I envision in the next few years where we are going to move from reactive medicine to predictive medicine.”