Purdue: Affordable cervical cancer test holds life-preserving promise

Cervical cancer killed 342,000 women around the world in 2020, according to the World Health Organization.

The vast majority of these women — about 90% — lived in low- and middle-income countries where access to testing for early detection is either unaffordable or nonexistent.

Purdue researchers Jacqueline Linnes and Sulma Mohammed are determined to save lives by developing a low-cost, point-of-care paper test that could revolutionize cervical cancer detection worldwide, according to a news release from the university.

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