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Duke study: Sound waves could provide new tool to fight cancer

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By: Bryant Haskin From: wral.com Sound waves may become the next effective tool to help doctors diagnose cancer and develop more personalized diagnostics and treatments. A new study conducted by researchers from Duke University, MIT and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University shows that sound waves are capable of rapidly and efficiently separating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood. CTCs are small …

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Circulating Tumor Cells To Help Stage Metastatic Breast Cancer, New Research To Be Featured at ASCO Annual Meeting

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Study adds to significant body of evidence supporting clinical utility of CELLSEARCH Bologna, Italy and Huntingdon Valley, Pa., MAY 30, 2018 — Menarini Silicon Biosystems announced today that a new study has found that using circulating tumor cells (CTCs), a form of liquid biopsy, holds promise as a key tool for developing a staging system that can have a significant impact in …

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Are We Ready for a Blood Test for Cancer?

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By Nicholas Weiler From: ucsf.edu What if screening for cancer was as easy as checking your cholesterol? That’s the promise of techniques currently in development that may one day make it possible to detect the earliest stages of cancer with an annual blood draw. So-called “liquid biopsies” involve extracting free-floating cancer cells or cancer DNA from the bloodstream (or in …