Circulating cancer cells captureAs paper fly captures insects, an innovative new device with nano-sized features of researchers has developed at UCLA able to cancer cells in the blood that have broken from a tumor grab social potency .
The current gold standard for examining the disease status of tumors is an analysis of metastatic solid biopsy samples, but in the initial stages of metastasis, it is often difficult biopsy site. Biopsy site. By capturing CTCs, doctors can essentially perform a liquid biopsy, early detection and diagnosis and improved treatment monitoring. Researchers several methods have been developed to track these cells, but the UCLA team is novel fly paper approach is faster and cheaper than others – and it seems far more record CTC.
The Medical Journal of Australia A publication to the Australian Medical Association.