Unexpected toughness marks cancer cells

By UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
December 8, 2012 00:16

A surprising discovery about the physical properties of cancer cells could help improve a new diagnostic approach.

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Genome-specific cancer treatments will be one of t

genome specific treatment 311. (photo credit:Courtesy)

A surprising discovery about the physical properties of cancer cells could help improve a new diagnostic approach – a liquid biopsy – that detects, measures, and evaluates cancer cells in blood.

Cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream can form metastases – new tumors. Detecting these rare circulating cancer cells in a blood sample is much less invasive than a standard tumor biopsy, and could prove useful for monitoring cancer progression and detecting recurrence.

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