Tag: Oncology

Microfluidic Chips to Diagnose and Characterize Cancer: Interview with Prof. Fatih Sarioglu, Georgia Tech

Research into microfluidic devices to aid in cancer diagnosis promises huge leaps in making diagnostics easier and faster. Much of this research is focused on chips that can trap circulating tumor cells (CTCs) which are present in blood samples. CTCs are released from a primary tumor and can form metastases in other sites in the […]

New Efficient Method for Sequencing Epigenetic Modifications

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine have developed a new method for sequencing chemical groups attached to the surface of DNA. These chemical groups are modifications of the DNA bases that convey important information relating to the patterns of gene expression. These modifications have been studied for the past (Read more...)

New Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheters Cleared in Europe

Embolx, out of Silicon Valley, won the European CE Mark for its latest Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheters. The devices are used to help deliver embolic agents in such varying procedures as helping to treat tumors, uterine fibroids, and enlarged prostate. The new family of the devices include features to make them easier to navigate throug (Read more...)

Genotype-Specific Microparticle Treatment for Brain Cancer

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have developed microparticles that can treat a specific genetic subtype of glioma, a brain cancer. The microparticles slowly release a drug that specifically targets cancer cells that rely on a particular enzyme. During surgery to remove the brain tumor, clinicians can conduct a rapid (30 min) genetic test on a [&he (Read more...)