New method of isolating tumor cells could improve cancer research and treatment

Writer: Mike Wooten
Contact: Leidong Mao

Athens, Ga. – Cells that break away from a cancerous tumor and wander through the body can tell us a lot about the tumor itself, potentially leading to new avenues of research, quicker diagnoses and targeted treatments. The challenge is finding these tumor cells and separating them from the billions of other cells circulating in a person’s bloodstream.

Now researchers from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University have created a microfluidic device to isolate tumor cells quickly and efficiently, a promising advance that could prov…
Cancers – Healthcanal.com

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