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Blood biopsy: Releasing cancer cells for better analysis [04.28.2016]
A new device developed in collaboration with a research group of Max Wicha, U-M professor of oncology, and the group of Diane Simeone, professor of surgery and molecular & integrative physiology at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment. image of blood samples.
It can pick cancer cells out of a blood sample and let them go later, enabling further tests that can show whether the therapy is successfully ridding the patient of the most dangerous cancer cells.
Cells released into the bloodstream by tumors could be used to monitor cancer treatment, but they are very difficult to capture, accounting for roughly one in a billion cells, says Sunitha Nagrath, U-M assistant professor of chemical engineering.
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