Researchers Develop New Mechanism To Detect Cancer Early

April 26, 2023 8:54 pm6 commentsViews: 844

Researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois have developed a new mechanism for early detection of cancer.

Researchers Develop New Mechanism To Detect Cancer Early

Cancer spreads fast and sometimes even patients are unaware about the cancer cells spreading to other parts of one’s body. Hence, such mechanism is immensely important to stop spreading and help in treatment.

Lonnie Shea and her team have developed an implant that can capture cancer cells. Initial tests in mice have been successful, but similar trials on human are still awaited. It is not yet known whether the mechanism would work in the same way as it has worked in mice.

Shea said the implant sucks up the Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) and so prevents spreading of it.

Details of the study are published in the Nature Communication journal.

Shea added further the initial benefit of the mechanism is to benefit detection of cancer as the implant catches the metastasis before it is spread to other parts of the body.

It is also said the reduction in cell spreading could be seen over time in link with the therapies that is used and how much it is effective.

If believed to the report of RI Technologies, there are more than 150 companies that are currently studying cancer detection with cancer type into breast, prostate and other.

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