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Circulating Tumor Cells Traverse Tiny Vasculature

By Tanya Lewis | April 18, 2016

Clusters of tumor-derived cells can pass through narrow channels that mimic human capillaries, scientists show in vitro and in zebrafish.

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Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 8, 2016

In mice, cancer cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home to tumors and can reduce their growth. 

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Top 10 Innovations 2015

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2015

The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics

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Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy

By Kerry Grens | September 13, 2015

Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.

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Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 7, 2015

Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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Flow Cytometry On-a-Chip

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | June 1, 2015

Novel microfluidic devices give researchers new ways to count and sort single cells.

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Capturing Cancer Cells on the Move

By Nicholette Zeliadt | April 1, 2014

Three approaches for isolating and characterizing rare tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream

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Search and Destroy

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2014

Turning a patient’s immune cells into cancer-fighting weapons

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