Sensor Technology for Opening New Pathways in Diagnosis and Therapeutics of Breast, Lung, Colorectal and Prostate Cancer

Saeed Roshani, Mario Coccia, Melika Mosleh


This study analyzes the interaction between sensor research and technology and different types of cancer (breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate) with the goal of detecting new directions for improving diagnosis and therapeutics in medicine. This study develops an approach to computational scientometrics based on data from the Web of Science from the 1991 to 2021 period. The results of this analysis show the vital role of biosensors and electrochemical biosensors applied in breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer research. Instead, scientific research of optical sensors is developing main technological trajectories in breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer for improving diagnostics. Finally, oxygen sensor research has a main technological development in breast and lung cancer for new applications in breath analysis directed to treatment processes. Preliminary results presented here clearly illustrate the evolutionary paths of sensor research and technologies that have great potential for developing incremental and radical innovations in cancer diagnosis and therapies. These conclusions are, of course, tentative. There is a need for much more detailed research based on other aspects and factors for detecting stable technological trajectories that can foster the technology transfer of new sensor in cancer research for improving diagnosis and therapeutics, reducing, whenever possible, world-wide mortality of cancer in society.

JEL Classification: I10, O30, O31, O32; O33.


Doi: 10.28991/HIJ-2022-03-03-010

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Sensor Technology; Sensor Research; Technological Trajectories; New Technology; Diagnosis; Biosensor; Cancer; Lung Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Breast Cancer; Colorectal Cancer.


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