Microchip Can Detect Tumor Cells in the Bloodstream

An extremely sensitive microchip developed by Massachusetts General Hospital BioMEMS research center and the MGH Cancer Center has the ability to isolate, count and analyze circulating tumor cells, or CTCs in the blood. CTCs are fragile, yet viable fragments from solid tumors that could be responsible for the spreading … » 12/20/07 5:00pm 12/20/07 5:00pm