March 8, 2017
FEELING FOR BREAST CANCER
International Women’s Day Breakfast
Presentation of a remarkable world first glove that can ‘see’ breast cancers at a cellular-scale with the touch of a finger on the skin.
Professor Saunders and the glove’s inventor, biomedical engineer at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (Perkins), Dr Brendan Kennedy presented their work for this special International Women’s Day Breakfast event.
The Perkins hosted the event in their stunning new research facility at the QEII Medical Centre campus in Nedlands.
With one in eight women in Australia diagnosed with breast cancer, and one in four who have a lump removed needing to return to surgery to remove a tumour that was missed, the smart glove, which is well into development, is an ingenious invention that addresses a major issue in women’s health.