PathSTORM: a road to early cancer detection

Kris Troy, Yang Liu, Sarah J. Hainer

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Disruption of chromatin structure could enable early carcinogenesis by facilitating malignant transformation. Using stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy optimized for pathological tissue (PathSTORM), we uncovered a gradual decompaction of higher-order chromatin folding through progressive stages of carcinogenesis. We demonstrated potential detection of pre-cancerous genomic architecture not easily discernible by conventional pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1776086
JournalMolecular and Cellular Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • chromatin
  • diagnostics
  • oncogenesis
  • PathSTORM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cancer Research


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