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Device Captures Circulating Tumor Cells, Keeps Them Alive for Testing

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Device Captures Circulating Tumor Cells, Keeps Them Alive for Testing

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that dislodge from a primary tumor and travel through the blood stream can spread the disease, but can also be valuable for monitoring how a therapy is working. There are now quite a few devices out there that have been developed that filter out CTCs from whole blood, but keeping the cells alive and making them available for further laboratory testing has been difficult. Researchers at the University of Michigan have now created a microfluidic device that does just that.

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