A breakthrough microchip has been found to be 93% accurate in diagnosing malignant oral cancer with a simple swipe. All it takes is a simple swab inside the mouth placed on the chip, which is then placed in a machine. In 8 to 10 minutes, you've got your diagnosis.
The research team behind the system has just received a $2 million award from the National Institute of Health to develop the test further so it can get out to doctors quickly.
Currently, to check for oral cancer you need to remove a piece of tissue from your mouth and send it off to a pathologist, with the results coming a week later. Clearly, this is a better method that will save lives via early diagnoses.