Development of a SERS based cancer diagnosis approach employing cryosectioned thyroid tissue samples on PDMS

Sevda Mert, Seda Sancak, Hasan Aydın, Ayşe Tuba Fersahoğlu, Adnan Somay, Ferda Özkan, Mustafa Çulha

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An efficient SERS based novel analytical approach named Cryosectioned-PDMS was developed systematically and evaluated applying on 64 thyroid biopsy samples. To utilize thyroid biopsy samples, a 20-μl volume of h-AgNPs suspension was dropped on a 5-μm thick cryosectioned biopsy specimen placed on the PDMS coated glass slide. The SERS spectra from a 10 × 10 points array acquired by mapping 22.5 μm × 22.5 μm sized area from suspended dried droplets placed on the tissue surface. The probability of correctly predicted performance for diagnosis of malignant, benign and healthy tissues was resulted in the accuracy of 100 % for the spectral bands at 667, 724, 920, 960, 1052, 1096, 1315 and 1457 cm−1 using PCA-fed LDA machine learning. The Cryosectioned-PDMS biophotonic approach with PCA-LDA predictive model demonstrated that the vibrational signatures can accurately recognize the fingerprint of cancer pathology from a healthy one with a simple and fast sample preparation methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102577
JournalNanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
StatePublished - Aug 2022


  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Cryosectioned-polydimethylsiloxane approach
  • Linear discriminant analysis
  • Principle component analysis
  • Surface-enhanced Raman scattering biosensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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