Project Lead(s): Sachin Dubey
Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women worldwide. One third of these deaths occur in India, where there is a need for eay-to-use, low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic tools. C-Sense is a test strip being developed for the detection of HPV oncoproteins from cervical swabs, that correlate with cervical cancer. These strips cost less than $1 each, and don't require electricity, labs, or expert technicians to deliver an accurate result. This makes cervical cancer screening more accessible to women in rural and remote India, where there are fewer medical staff, or where women are hesitant to visit a male doctor.