Using Light-Scattering Spectroscopy to detect advanced stage breast cancer


The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of an investigational device for the detection of breast cancer. The device is an optical probe that uses a technique called light scattering spectroscopy (LSS). LSS uses visible light reflected from the breast to provide information about the presence of cancer. When the probe lightly touches the nipple, it shines the light into the breast and collects the light that is reflected back. The results of the evaluation with the LSS probe will be compared to the results of routine tests such as mammograms, and the findings will decide if this device may be useful in detecting breast cancer.

Keywords: breast cancer, breast, cancer

Study Sites

Keck Hospital of USC 90033

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  • Women
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What's involved?

Study length
  • 1 visit

Number of visits
  • 1

  • None

  • Examination of the nipple with light

  • None

Medical cost coverage
  • All tests and procedures provided to you for this study are being paid for by the sponsor.

Why participate?

Medical advances are impossible without volunteers.


Must have

  • A normal or abnormal mammogram within the last month
  • Consent to undergo the experimental procedure

Can't have

  • Females with tattoos on either or both breasts
  • Females with nipple and/or skin piercings on either or both breasts
  • Females in treatment for breast cancer

About This Study

Patients undergo light-scattering spectroscopy (LSS) of the breast in addition to standard of care as it relates to screening for breast cancer.

Study Team

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